Today on the show, now called “Indie Dreams,” I had the honor of chatting with the beautiful Jenie from Rockaway Queens, New York. Her spirit is so warm and vibrant and boy can she blow!
I admit, I was a little nervous when beginning the interview, but she allowed me to be myself! She is definitely a natural. But with every show, I am growing and learning. My purpose is to inspire women who have a God-given talent with a little encouragement and direction. My show will not only show the bright side of success but the struggle as well. Nothing worth having comes easy!
Jenie and I have one thing in common. We both know the struggle of being an Indie Artist.
She started singing at a young age around the house with her dad, and her favorite song to sing was, “I Believe I Can Fly,” by R. Kelly. Jenie says that her dad jokes about it until this day.
Today, we discussed all sorts of topics about the industry — everything from tips to what to look out for as a woman in the industry. We came to the conclusion that not only do women come up with over-sexualized marketing schemes, such as leaking nudes and etc. but men do also. — hence Safari.
Her advice to up-and-coming artists is not be afraid to invest in yourselves. It’s extremely hard out here, but don’t be afraid to put yourself out there, she advises.
She put out her single, Leave, which she wrote at a rough time in her life. I can definitely relate to the lyrics. Check out her single, Leave, featuring Ashley August on Sound Cloud.