Underground Interview With Ro’Nae
Ro’Nae is an up and coming singer/songwriter and performer born and raised in the greater Seattle area. She began singing in the 2nd grade at a school talent show performance of Mariah Carey's "Always Be My Baby"
She fell in love with the joys of touching others through the art of song. Her passion for dancing quickly followed and the performer in her blossomed. Her first single "Yes I Did" peaked at #1 on the Urban Influencer Rap Charts and #2 on college radio R&B charts. Her anticipated debut EP "Breakin All the Rules" was released in 2021.
Her biggest influences are Janet Jackson, Chris Brown, Beyoncé, Toni Braxton, and Mariah Carey. These artists have helped inspire her to become a recording artist and performer with goals to tour the world in similar fashion to excel to superstardom. Music is her everything so she labels herself a beat-chaser. Catch and follow her journey!!
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What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound?
Contemporary RnB, 90's Pop/RnB, Urban Contemporary, Soulful Hip Hop, Pop Soul, Neo-Soul, Progressive RnB
How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?
Ro’Nae is my birth name. It took me awhile to love the spelling and to correct folks who would call me Renee. I chose this as my artist name because now I am proud of my name and love the creativity of it.
What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?
I’ve always loved late 90’s and Early 00’s music. I am inspired by the realness of that era. People really had things to say and they had no problems expressing their experiences with their melodies and lyrics. That is how I write today. I want my music to be felt in a real way.
What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?
I just released my first EP “Breakin All the Rules” in late July of 2021. I am currently promoting my album and booking shows and interviews.
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?
My ultimate goal in music is to get as many ears listening to my songs as possible. I think my music is getting us back to that real r&b and I know their are folks who want and need that. I love to dance as well so performing is the best way to show all sides of my artistry.
What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?
My favorite track to perform live is “Yes I Did”. It is a sassy affirmation song that shows my vocal versatility and gives a dance break to end the song strong.
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?
Finding the time to do all the promoting. It is natural for me to sing, write, and dance but grinding creative ways to share it with the masses is a whole different beast.
What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?
I typically write songs at night. For some reason that is when I am most lyrically savvy. I usually have a beat to vibe out with a melody. Most of the time there is a word that comes through with the melody in my head and I tend to define the word with my experiences and feelings then the lyrics flow from there.
How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?
I am still building the social media piece. It begs for a lot of attention and time so balancing that is a learned skill. It is dope to be able to see the trends and see what others are up to in the industry.
What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?
Chris Brown is always number one…and that is any and very song. I also love the new Brandy B7, vocals are insane.
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
I have a family so focusing on them and working fulltime. Once I got to a place in my life where I felt most comfortable and available I began to write.
Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?
I am still up and coming but my advise is to have a sound foundation before stepping into music. That way you can be ok with being yourself and not feel like you have to follow everyone else’s wave.
How Do You Feel About Originality?
I think it’s important. We all have our own life experiences so stay true to that. Not everyone’s story is the same so no ones music should sound the same. It’s ok to be inspired and sample for sure but originality is what sets you apart
Is There Anything Else We Should Know About You Or That You Would Like to Add?
I do music simply because I love music!! Music is loyal just like me(there through the good, bad, and in between. I related to every genre because it relates to me.