Exposed Vocals Interview

Exposed Vocals: So tell us your story. Where did you grow up? What made you decide to become an artist?

Photograph by Curtis Knapp

Well I’m born and raised in the east Flatbush area of Brooklyn, NY. I’m first generation American from a Jamaican family. I guess my immersion in music at a young age coupled with my independent spirit made being an artist the undeniable career choice. I’ve always felt like I have something to say and I love composing music. Music is sacred and i honor it.

Exposed Vocals: Since everyone was a start-up once, can you give any smaller or local bands or artists looking to get gigs and airplay some tips?

Build real relationships and don’t be afraid to ask for what you want. No one is handing out anything for free, and that includes gigs. Research, cold contacting, it works if you’re working it. Writing great songs and playing great shows isn’t enough without the right management. I’m not afraid to roll up my sleeves, put on a pair of heels, and get to work.

Exposed Vocals: Do you ever make mistakes during performances? How do you handle that?

All the time. I used to feel so uncomfortable with mistakes when I first started singing professionally, now I roll with it because that’s where the magic is. I always tell my musicians, the mistakes don’t bother me, I care about how you bounce back from an error...