Indie singer Lanita Smith recently released her debut album Remember Me. As a singer and songwriter, Smith’s raw talent is showcased all throughout this project. Last month she released two hit singles titled “Love Can Do” and Tell Me Why” that can both be heard on Remember Me.
The most impressive thing about this release is that it truly reminds you of what good music sounds like. Smith’s soulful, sultry voice mixed with her unique sound, propels her debut body of work to new heights. She describes her sound as an alternative pop-soul R&B crossover, with influences from Tracey Chapman, John Legend and John
Lanita Smith’s Remember Me, is available on all digital platforms and can be streamed here. To learn more about Lanita Smith and her journey through music, check out the Q&A I did with her below.
Brittany: What inspired you to embark on a career in music?
Lanita: Music has been my first love since before I could remember. As a child, I knew music would forever be apart of my life, but I didn’t understand then to what capacity. As I got older, music was the one thing I always remained passionate about.
Brittany: As this is your debut album, what does it mean to you?
Lanita: It’s a sigh of relief. I’ve been waiting to release my baby to the world for a while and now that I have it’s like I’m a ball of
emotions, but I have a sense of peace because I truly gave the world Lanita in this album.
Brittany: What role has being named the 2016 Annual Guitar Center Songwriter of the Year Played in your life?
Lanita: It opened a lot of doors for me and started my career as an artist. I was able to debut my first EP on Jimmy Kimmel Live! I know that’s not normal, but the fact that I was able to do that and work with the legendary Don Was is beyond amazing and I’ll be forever grateful for it!
Brittany: What do you want the world to know about you and your music?
Lanita: The world is getting the authentic, raw version of Lanita Smith. I often say if track 1 doesn’t knock at your door, then by the time you get to track 13, I should be sitting at the table with you.
I want this album to leave a lasting impression on people, which is why it’s entitled Remember Me. I want Remember Me to be that feel good, get in your car and go, just because, tell my story, timeless, vibes all day album.