Q1: How did you get started with your music? And if you weren’t an artist/musician what would you want to be doing?
A1: I first had a go at music through the church, which was really easy! Praise and worship was a regular thing so it didn’t take long for me to get involved. Also, my house was always filled with music growing up that I was never too far from it. However, if I wasn’t a musician I’d be a model or designer as I love fashion.
Q2: What or who keeps you motivated and inspires you?
A2: My team keep me motivated! The fact that my career is bigger than me and knowing there are people that are moved by my music, help me to stay motivated.
Q3: What is the most memorable experience of your life/career so far? And what have you learned from it?
A3: I have so many memories but one I’ll never forget was when a Mic Lowry fan did her research and learned the lyrics to my song “Crazy Things.
Q4: Would you go back and change anything in your journey so far? (If no, why)
A4: Truthfully, I wouldn’t want to go back and change anything about my past because everything I’ve experienced has impacted the way I am today. I’m enjoying myself!
Q5: In the next two years what do you ASPIRE to have done?
A5: In 2 years, I hope to have released my debut album and finished up an independent world tour.
Q6: How much of your life and background have influenced you to become a songwriter/musician?
A6: A lot of how I grew up has influenced my music today because I just remember listening to certain songs and thinking I’d love to reciprocate the feeling this song is giving me; I’ve always wanted to do that for my audience. So the passion I’ve always had for music pushes my development as an artist.
Q7: What lyrics mean the most to you and why (ones you have written and or ones you didn’t write)
A7: “I’m not the average girl from your video and I ain’t built like a supermodel but I’ve learned to love myself unconditionally because I am a queen” – India Arie, ‘Video’
Q8: If you could collaborate with anyone who would to it be and why?
A8: I’d love to work with either D’angelo or Esperanza Spalding; I just think they’re both amazingly talented and I am a huge fan of their music.
Q9: What is the most inspiring message you have internalized in life so far?
A9: “You have to write the shit songs” – it’s very important for me to know this cus I can put a lot of pressure on myself to be the best every time.
Q10: What is your motto in life/what do you live by?
A10: I don’t have a specific motto that I live by at the moment but hopefully one will come soon.
Q11: What is currently on your playlist?
A11: My playlist is an amalgamation of everything I’m into; I’ve got Jazz, Hip hop, electronic, Grime… everything.
Q12: If you could have a song to be the soundtrack to your life what would it be and why?
A12: “Spanish Joint” by D’angelo
Q13: What are your biggest dreams? and what are your biggest fears?
A13: To fulfill my full potential as an artist as well to be genuinely happy!
Q14: What is next for you/your plans for the next year?
A14: thereKeep an eye out for the new music I’ll be dropping this year. Now that “Merry Go” is out, you can expect a lot more!
Q15: What would your advice to be to those out there who want to live their dreams?
A15: Think and plan it, there’s nothing worse than going into a new situation blind. Do some research and network with other artists like you to get advice on how they cope with juggling both their dreams and life.
Q16: Lastly, for those who don’t know where can people follow your career?
A16: You can follow me on my socials: @TianaMajor9 (on everything). And “Tiana Major9” of you want to support “Merry Go” on Apple Music, Spotify and Google Play!