We had a DOPE opportunity to sit down with New York’s own Lulu Musiq and check-out the hot new single “Summer Rain” also.
Q: How did you get started making music?
Answer: I grew up in Sweden where music and art is highly invested in and highly prioritized in school. I used to always be involved in school plays and music class performances and would love the art of it but did not enjoy performing in front of people. I had really good teachers that always encouraged me to keep singing and work on my craft, which helped me a lot. As I grew older I fell in love with writing songs and started taking it seriously around the age of 14. I was too shy to sing in front of a large crowd so I made it a point to find singers that could sing and record my songs but I never did. Therefore, I decided to start singing them myself. I used to write anywhere and at anytime. It was an escape from reality. It was a world where I could create and visualize anything and it brought me so much joy! I used to multitask in class by listening to the teacher, taking notes on one side of my notebook and writing lyrics to a melody in my head on the other side of the notebook, haha. I got straight A’s all throughout school though so no harm done there.
Q: What inspires you to write music?
Answer: Everything! I absorb inspiration from nature, personal experiences, people, circumstances, observations, and my imagination. I gravitate to good music that inspires me! I love and grew up on Motown music, 80s b& 90s pop, R&B, soul, country, reggae, Eritrean & Ethiopian music, and being exposed to that variety of music really inspires me to write.
Q: What is your latest single called?
Answer: It’s called Summer Rain. Check it out right here: https://open.spotify.com/album/5MntJA6B5mLoTgg1eVhrBT?si=XfKXv-euTSepEXbhlFyp8w
Q: What is your goal with music?
Answer: To inspire, excite, and tell compelling stories.
Q: What can we look forward to from you during 2020?
Answer: A lot of new music and new visual content. Performances band appearances. Make sure to follow me on instagram @Lulumusiq to be in the loop!
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Official Website: www.lulumusiq.com