Check out our exclusive interview with Shenna.
Tell me a little bit about how you got your start in music and who are some of your musical influences.
There is never a time in my life I remember not singing. I started performing at a young age of 7 in stages with my cousins. I used to ask my mom if she could take me to the thrift store just so I could collect vinyl records and I would always go to Best Buy to get the latest pop albums from Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera and memorize all the lyrics! Artist that have influenced my career are Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, Corinne Bailey Rae, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, Sia, and Rihanna!
You have your new single entitled Magenta. Tell me a little bit about the single and how it came together for you.
Yes! My past two projects had a theme of colors titled “Dream In Color” and “Made Of Gold” so I thought it would be cool to have my single also have a color title! My producer suggested the word “Magenta” and we ran with it. I am very influenced on a musical level by Bruno Mars last project and had the groove stuck in my head while writing. We wanted to create something fresh, fun, and hot!
Do you have any other upcoming videos?
I am planning on another video for my follow up single!
Do you have any upcoming projects set to drop?
It’s crazy because I have enough material in the volt to drop another full length project but at the moment I’m rocking out with the singles!
What are your current thoughts on the state of the music industry?
I think that the music industry is very tricky currently. They pay attention to “what’s viral” as opposed to what is really great. I think that is why some of the best artist in my opinion are underground and have a good loyal following. I hope that soon things start to change.
What is currently playing on your playlist musically?
I am obsessed with Havana by Camila The former member of Fifth Harmony! I think that song has a great groove. To be honest with you though I usually let Discover Weekly rock out so I can be introduced to new artist like Alex Vargas.
Do you have any shows or tour dates?
I am performing at the National Cherry Blossom Festival in DC soon! I am very excited to be back in the DMV. I am also planning some out of state shows.
What is your website information?
Instagram/ Twitter/ Facebook/ SoundCloud: @ShennaMusic
Appreciate the interview, any last words or shout outs?
Yes! Thank you R&B Rhythms for interviewing me! Shoutout to my two producers Austin Bello & Malcolm Fong, to Brandon David, The Elixir Media Group, Tay, and my family, and supporters!