We are at a beautiful period right now in the entertainment business. Today independent artists are using many valuable resources readily available that weren’t around just 15 years ago or so! With booming social media sites allowing creatives to brand their own talent and do it yourself, upload platforms to stream your own music, with the right drive and determination the possibilities for success are endless. Whitney Sweetwine also known as ‘Songwriter Bae’ is an extremely talented, rare artist who embodies her own authentic style. Her sound is quite poetic and rather she is singing or rapping, one stop at her music channel online and you will become a lifetime subscriber. Everyday independent artists are jumping into the music business head first and while a majority may never reach the level of success they hoped for, Whitney is doing all the right things with her artistry to make sure she does!
With several accolades under her belt, the DC ebony goddess began writing music at the age of five and released her first studio EP at age 23. She has been a featured performer on Great Day DC as well as featured on WUSA channel 9. An all-around threat in the industry, Whitney was also a professional model for the fashion segments on FOX 45 Baltimore and channel 9. With a strong ambition for pushing her skillset she also writes for other artists and produces music.
Her 2021 EP ‘FTN’ is an amazing 5 track body of pure R&B lyrical genius. From start to finish the project is filled with original music, catchy harmonies, and her voice sounds so angelic it captivates you at once upon listening! This is for sure one of the best collections on her steady growing music catalog. The intro starts with Whitney highlighting her overconfident side as a Diva on the track dissing a bad love interest and then continues to cover karma, love, standing up for yourself, the difficulties of being in an emotional relationship and more. Download her EP FTN here Spotify – FTN
Heavily inspired by Beyonce because of her consistency and determination, the DC native is motivated by the greats before her who paved the way for sing/ trap R&B sounds to dominate the airways. Another powerhouse artist she appreciates is Rihanna. Whitney says she fell in love with music because of her mom. As a child her mother exposed her ears to all different genres of music including Rock, pop, country, heavy metal, rap, R&B, and even the oldies. She was molded into a musical palette of diversity before even graduating High School! Balancing a music career is no joke and Whitney’s happy place is visiting different restaurants and being outside in the world. It helps to cultivate her creative energy. This talent feels as if her music can create a level of appreciation for anyone who listens. She does not keep herself in a box and she writes about real life situations to Horne her craft. As of now the budding artist is currently still residing in DC but is willing to travel for bookings and shows. She is working on growing her fan base and networking with as many creatives as possible.
“I was always stimulated by sound and writing; I went to the studio for the 1st time at 18 years-old and from there have been obsessed with the craft ever since.”
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