Sound Off: liv.e
Aug 5, 2020
July has blessed us with a plethora of new music, from rising artists like Kiana Lede to legends like Brandy. As July came to a close, we were blessed with one more amazing project, all from our new favorite star Liv.e.
The alt-R&B singer has been making waves in music with her eclectic style and fluid approach to the genre. Her debut album “Couldn’t Wait to Tell You…” was released on July 31st after a successful live stream debut on Erykah Badu’s website Baduworld. While Liv.e’s debut album was just released, the artist has been a mainstay in the R&B and Hip-Hop landscape, collaborating with artists like Earl Sweatshirt and honing her eclectic and soulful sound to create the masterful music we can all enjoy in her new project.
We got a chance to talk to the artist about her project as well as artists that are on her radar, check it out and stream “Couldn’t Wait to Tell You…” below!
1. You just released your debut album “Couldn’t Wait to Tell You…”. Tell us about the inspiration behind the album and the meaning behind the name.
The album is inspired by bookmarking the chapters of life, the title of the album isn’t technically the title, the song titles is what determines what the meaning is by plugging the song titles into the blank.
2. On the album, what song would you consider most memorable to you and why?
It would have to be “She Stay Conflicted” because of the feeling it gives me when I sing it.
3. What do you hope fans take away from this album and your music?
Maybe that we’re human and don’t have to be afraid of our thoughts.
4. One of the most defining features of your music is the blend of genres or lack thereof, how do you approach genre when creating your unique musical style?
I just don’t think about it too much. I make what I imagine I’d want to hear at the time.
5. Take us into your creative process, how/what do you feel inspired by when creating music?
Usually, I just go by whatever I’m feeling or going through in life. Like writing down notes or aspirations.
6. While this is your debut album, you have been releasing music over the years, what has been the project that stands out to you the most?
I don’t think I’ve made one that stood out to be the most quite yet. I’m on a never-ending quest to impress myself.
7. How did you fall in love with creating music?
By hating it first.
8. You’re originally from Dallas but based in LA, how have the places you’ve lived in and your experiences influenced your musical style?
It’s mainly just the experiences along with the energy of the places that influenced me. I realizing the connections and differences between myself and the spaces.
9. You just did a Livestream of your album on Erykah Badu’s website BaduWorldMarket and she has been a big supporter of your work, how does it feel to have a mentor in the industry like Badu as you are venturing out on your own?
It’s pretty cool, genuine. Like having a big sis.
10. You were part of Earl Sweatshirt’s 2019 Fire It Up Tour, what is your favorite part about performing live?
Being able to break small barriers with my voice every night.
11. What has been the proudest moment in your career?
Just realizing how far I’ve been able to carry myself as a young person.
12. Any embarrassing moments?
None that I showed external embarrassment from.
13. What are 5 songs that are in your rotation right now?
“Wild Horses” by Prefab Sprout
“Stay With Me” by Al Green
“Go Away Dream” by The Chi-Lites
“On Retinae” by Dip In The Pool
“Hasdallen Lights” by Yves Tumor
14. If you could collaborate with anyone in history, dead or alive, who would it be?
I’m never sure of the answer to this question. Come back to me later
15. What is a question that you wish people would ask, can you answer it for us?
I’m not sure. I don’t want anybody to ask me anything without critically thinking first. I also like not having the answers all the time.