I am 22 years old and I grew up in the Bay Area. I am a singer-songwriter and I grew up performing in various forms, starting out as a dancer.
You were born into a musical family. Was music always in your mind as a career because of that?
Music was definitely always what I wanted to do. Even though I was pretty shy when I was little, I always felt that thing that artists feel when they are performing in front of a crowd. I just knew it was where I was supposed to be and what I was supposed to be doing. When I finally worked up the courage to sing in front of people and started writing my own songs, it kind of all just connected the dots. I guess coming from a family of musicians just showed me first hand that with hard work, a career in music was actually attainable.
How would you describe your musical style?
I would describe my musical style as R&B.
What can you tell us about your latest single, “Can’t Talk”?
What was it like working with producers Jason Mater and Brandon Rogers?
Jason and Brandon were both so amazing to work with. Jason is the one who produced the track. I came to him with a song, he pieced it together and made it all sound good. Brandon produced the vocals, and he’s amazing as well. They are both so great at what they do so it was definitely inspiring being around people with so much knowledge in their areas of expertise.
What’s next for your career? Do you have an EP or full-length album in the pipeline?
Next for my career would be to finish my debut EP. I think that people will be surprised when they hear the other songs because they have similar elements as “Can’t Talk”, but I finished writing “Can’t Talk” about 3 years ago. I think I’ve grown a lot since then and I’ve gotten much more confident in my sound and as an artist, that I think my other songs will sound more mature.
Do you have any live shows coming up? What’s the audience experience like at one of those shows if so?
As of right now, I do not have any live shows in the near future because I am trying to put my all into finishing these other songs. I can hope that the audience experience at one of my shows if nothing else, is just feeling good. That’s what I’ve always aimed to make, “feel-good music”.
What advice would you have for aspiring singers/songwriters?
I feel like I am still aspiring to be where I want to be in my own right, so I definitely don’t have all the answers. But one thing I can say, is that I’ve been writing songs since I was 15, and I’m glad that I waited to release my first single, because I feel like I am confident in my own sound and that I’m not trying to sound like anybody else, like I may have when I was younger. That’s probably something people forget, trying to keep up with trends. The most important thing is being yourself.
What’s your life like outside of music?
Outside of music, I have a thrifting addiction, and I’m a foodie.
Let the readers know where to find you online.
You can find my music available for streaming/downloading everywhere, and you can find me on Insta and Twitter at @tierabeverly