Dallas, Texas artist Mahogany TheArtist, is bringing back that silky mature sound popularized as Jazz. Her infusion of funk, soul and jazz creates an original sound, destined to brighten anyone’s day.
I had the pleasure of catching up with the songstress for a quick interview below. She candidly discusses her Waiting EP, what she is currently working on and her love for dance and music.
Respect: How would you best describe your sound?
Mahogany: I feel my sound teeters on a solid soul and funk feeling covered with jazz as a heavy, undeniable influence.
Respect: Why did you decide to pursue a career in music?
Mahogany: Music is very present on both of my parent’s sides of the family. Then of course there was church. I have always listened to and been surrounded by amazing musicians and music so it was a natural move. I started singing and producing professionally at age 11 after collaborating with several artists in the hip-hop game.
They said I had a knack and should go all the way as a professional and they shared opportunities with me to make sure I was heard. My father set me up with a full studio in my home and that’s the beginning of a lifetime of music for me.
Respect: What was the inspiration behind your Waiting ep?
Mahogany: I have recorded several projects with amazing people over the years but felt like I hadn’t done one that was me at its core. The complete sound of me I write and create and I collaborate but I still wanted to show that other side of how I feel about music. I’m still in the middle of working on my project with Shaun Martin.
I thought it would be cool in the mean time to give a glimpse of that sound. Thus the waiting ep was born. It was just my music, my emotions and my fire band. It was fun to create.
Respect: What are you looking forward to most this year?
Mahogany: I am looking forward to sharing my music, my story and my energy on a larger scale to a broader platform of listeners. I have never had it in my mind to be a mega star but I have always felt I had something to say that people wanted to hear and could relate to.
Its been a long time but I feel that feeling again, like the music is falling on the ears of sincerely listeners who enjoy good music and aren’t afraid to feel it.
Respect: When can we expect a new video from you?
Mahogany: Ha! So I am a dancer (who has not danced on any serious situation in years) but who loves the art of movement on any level. Currently I am talking with my friend Michelle Gibson an amazing world-renowned choreographer and instructor, about creating specific dance pieces to each song on the ep.
We plan to release by July (2019). This is going to be fun and I look forward to it!
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