An Exclusive Interview With Professional Singer Tialauna
From an early age, Tialauna set out to become a performer and professional Singer. Natural ability will only take a talented artist so far, but a strong will and determination has helped push Tialauna forward and continues to drive her development and success. Throughout the course of her musical career, Tialauna has won over the hearts of music lovers from all walks of life. Performing at a variety of venues, making dozens of appearances, all the while recording new singles, Tialauna has earned the admiration and affection of countless fans, serving as both inspiration and role model.
Tialauna first took interest in music at the early age of 4. She first discovered her love of singing before she could even speak. She grew up in the world of music and learned how to produce recorded music with self-made beats and recorded vocals. When others discovered her voice, she began performing for different events throughout her town and state. Tialauna Latiera Freeman (Tialauna) was born February 19,1996. She enjoys Dancing, Live Performances, Singing, Writing, Business Administration Mangement, Reading, Audio Production, Creative Thinking, Acting, Board Games, Cooking, Electronic Engineering, Advising, Exercising, Traveling, and Photography. She has been performing for sixteen years(16) Her inspirations are GOD, Monica Freeman(Mother), Marilyn Monroe, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Oprah Winfrey, Walt Disney, Barack Obama, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Sam Cooke, Bob Marley, Erykah Badu, Tupac, Ray Charles, Beyonce, James Brown, Prince, Elvis Presley, Whitney Houston, Louis Armstrong, Etta James, Alicia Keys, Michael Jackson. Jill Scott, Mary J. Blige, Lauryn Hill, Usher, and Tialauna Freeman (herself). Her aspiration is to become a better person than she was a day before, and her passion is motivate and create positive music to pass throughout world. She is currently opening a chain of Business Franchises. Her word of advice: Dance like no one is looking, Be happy, never give up, and reach your highest potential!
Q:When you decide it’s time to make a new record, is that more exciting or stressful?
Ans: “This is actually a tricky question! Typically it’s exciting because that means something has inspired me to want to actively sing on a particular topic, in some cases though, the topic itself could have been an experience that was stressful to me, and now I’m using the song as an outlet. It’s sort of sad when put into a different perspective.”
Q: What’s your motto or the advice you live by?
Ans: “My motto is always to dance like nobody’s watching. It seems that fear of ridicule or the need of validation from society tends to keep the best of us from showing our true selves, our beautiful selves- I don’t ever want to be that person.”
Q: For our readers who have never heard your music, explain your sound in 5 words?
Ans: “Smooth, Exciting, Beyoncé Type RnB”
Q: You write all of your own music; where do you draw inspiration from when you write songs and what’s your favorite part about the process?
ANS: “I always draw inspiration from my every day experiences, or how I am just feeling at that time. If something makes me sad, I try to channel that energy into something positive, or if I’m just simply feeling myself, I write a song to a bumpy beat so my fans can feel it too. My favorite part is definitely figuring out the harmonies and the runs I’ll do to add substance to the song.”
Q: At what age did you start singing?
ANS: “I started singing at the age at 4, I used to beat on pots and pans- then eventually moved on to recording myself on cassette tapes.”
Q:What is your favorite song to sing live?
Ans: “My song “Faded”, I went through some heartbreak a while ago, and every time I sing that song, it’s like I’m in another realm. The harmony is beautiful and the words always leave my audience glowing with love and hope.”
Q:Do you have any events coming up or recording going on right now?
Ans: “Yes! My next performance is tomorrow, 08/23/18, I’m currently working on a song right now that highlights my mother’s mental illness and the experience of dealing with a manic depression- schizophrenia-bipolar disorder diagnosed parent.”
Q:Do you have any advice for anyone wanting to sing as a career or just advice about careers in general?
Ans : “People do whatever they want, they do whatever they feel is the most important to them. For everything else, they make excuses. If you have a passion- or an undeniable dream, you need to want it like you want to breathe, just don’t hold your breath. Don’t hold yourself back. There’s no excuse for that.”
Q: If you had a soundtrack to your life what song/songs would have to be on it?
Ans : “It’s probably going to be a good mix of The Lion King Soundtrack and the Black Panther Soundtrack. Add a sprinkle of Al Green and that’s me.”
Q: If you could perform with anyone, in the future, who would it have to be?
Ans: This is hard! Bruno Mars, Beyoncé, with Jagged Edge for my backup singers, ha