Introduce yourself to our readers, let them know your name and where you’re from?
What’s up y’all, I am EYAHNA J! I am from South Florida, I was born in Naples, Florida but raised in Orlando, FL. I currently live in Atlanta, Georgia (Where I am finishing my senior year at Clark Atlanta University.)
How long have you been recording music?
I’ve been recording for about two years now. I started back during Quarantine in 2020.
What’s the process of creating music for you?
Journaling has become my ritual. Anything I feel or an experience that I’ve gone through, I write it out. It’s my way of venting and expressing myself.
Once it’s time to get into the studio and start brainstorming ideas for a song, I share them with my ONE Sound Music Group team.
What got you into music?
My mother loved R&B and Soul. I grew up listening to Mary J, Tamia, Indie.Arie- just to name a few. Which made me grow a strong love for the blues.
Every since I was around the age of 5, it was something I naturally gravitated towards. My sisters, cousins and I would always come up with songs to perform for my family.
Even when it came to the type of music I listened to as a young girl, You would think around that age I would want to listen to new and trendy pop music, but I was listening to Kelly Price, Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton etc.
What or who influences your music?
I’ve always admired the greats: Michael Jackson, Anita Baker, Stevie Wonder and so many others.
Aaliyah has been one of my biggest inspirations as an artist from her style, the way she carried herself to her sound: it was so effortless and alluring. It was something about her that made her stand out and made her different from anyone else.
What differentiates you from other artists?
It’s always been important for me to stay true to who I am as a person. It’s not a light switch where I’m EYAHNA J then I’m just Eyahna. I’m authentically who I am and it’ll never change. I would also say my drive to be extremely versatile; when it comes to my career and the type of music I put out. I don’t want to be put in a box of just being an R&B artist. I strive to be so much more than that. I enjoy various genres and I plan on tapping into as many As I can within this industry.
If you could get advice from any artist in the industry, who would it be and why?
Beyonce and Anita Baker are both legendary artist that I look up to for many different reasons.
Beyoncè has done it all, from acting, being a world-renowned entertainer, a phenomenal performer, successful business-woman; you name it. She has truly set the tone and is such a huge inspiration to me and so many others.
Anita Baker embodies what it means to be a timeless act. The soulfulness in her voice and the softness of it too can be, to some degree, enchanting. Being able to capture generations of listeners and be relatable to them is a skill I truly hope to acquire.
Has anyone helped you or guided you in getting your foot in the industry?
I’ve been blessed to be mentored by Monica, who has been such a big help to me coming into this industry. She has given me so much advice and guidance.
I also have a great team behind me thats extremely dedicated to the process.
Tell our readers about your New single “Replay”?
“Replay” who was produced by Tasha Catour, I worked with her and Calecia Leep to create this dope record;
A lot of us can relate to wanting to ‘Replay’ moments from a past relationship. The anxiety we get waiting for a text message, reply or a returned call. It’s just something about them moving on you can’t forget about. I wanted to give the audience something they could really feel and understand.
Stream “Replay” Here
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