Uupcoming musical artist Tuu Ra recently came out with the song, ‘Extraordinary‘ which is a creative tribute to all the women of the world. The song is one of her most romantic and thematically subtle musical endeavors that captures the essence, enigma and individuality of women infusing the tensions of pop, soul and trap. .
Daily music roll: You take your words very seriously. How do you conceive the ideas for your songs?
Tuu Ra: It all depends, but lately my songs have been born out of free-styling. When I sink, which sounds good, I keep it, organize it, and add structure / written lines. I often draw ideas from my life experiences.
Daily music roll: Your music is defined across different genres. How do you keep the identity of your soundscape with so many styles?
Tuu Ra: Well, that’s the identity of my “versatile” soundscape. Remember that I am an artist. There aren’t any rules or laws that say I should stick to one genre. If anything, I am a true artist because my creative expression is limitless.
Daily music roll: Passion can be felt in your music. Your latest single, “Extraordinary”, is pure fuel for the soul! What inspired you to create the piece?
Tuu Ra: It was my birthday month, March, and I wanted to release some new music because it would also be my first project of the year. It was also Women’s Appreciation Month, so when I stumbled upon the instrumental, I was moved to get carried away by this theme creating one of my most favorite romantic pieces to date. dedicated to “extraordinary” women.
Daily music roll: You encourage love, self-esteem, and self-motivation through your music. Do you think that music has the capacity to stir up social, cultural and political norms?
Tuu Ra: Absolutely. Music is energy. Sound triggers movement and words trigger images in the mind. For those who are receptive, this alone can influence behavior. This is why I think that an artist must be attentive to the messages that his music conveys. This is nothing new.
Daily music roll: You’ve been creating music from a young age and have produced a range of genres. How do you overcome the labels and boxes of societal pressures?
Tuu Ra: I naturally had the ability to dress and live in my own creative world which allows me to consistently express my personal individuality as an artist. I continue to reinforce this ability to hide and isolate myself from time to time so as not to get caught up in the hype and develop my own tendencies. As an artist, I think it’s very important to protect yourself from the opinions of others to some extent. Because if one starts to make decisions on the basis of these subjective suggestions from others, then it will be difficult for them to express themselves freely as a single artist, which “artists” do.
Daily music roll: How did your Caribbean roots play a role in your music career given that you made a smooth transition from HipHop / Rap to Afro-pop / AfroDancehall?
Tuu Ra: My family is Jamaican and Haitian so at home and at family gatherings island patois, reggae / dancehall and Konpa music are abundant.
I’ve been making dancehall music for as long as I’ve been doing hip hop. In the beginning, hiphop was more the main focus, so that’s what I made public. When Afrobeat arrived a few years ago, I was moved by its similarities to Caribbean music. I joined the movement when I released my first AfroDancehall record in 2019. Since then I have decided to make this genre and its similars my main focus as it is closest to my roots where I feel. “more at home”.
Daily music roll: You have collaborated with international artists. Do you think some people underestimate the African market?
Tuu Ra: Yes, I believe at one point people underestimated the African music industry, but that is changing quickly as Afrobeats-Afropop / Afrodancehall becomes part of the mainstream music industry. . We see many successful American and British artists collaborating with rising stars emerging from the continent. It’s very exciting for me for black culture because that’s what we should have been doing a very long time ago. We are not separate, we are one people. I have a lot of respect for Burna Boy because he made a point of constantly conveying this message to his audience.
Daily music roll: What has your experience been with the healing arts? How did it shape you to become the person you are today?
Tuu Ra: I have practiced Qi Gong and Tai chi and its sub-sciences for over 10 years now. I have personally experienced an overall improvement in my health, especially in my vitality, creativity, and ability to achieve my goals.
I also learned and experienced how life energy is not limited to our physical health but is well responsible for our social life, like career, finances, relationships etc.
Daily music roll: What do you hope people take away from your artistic talent? What do you hope they learn about you?
Tuu Ra: I hope my listeners and audience will take inspiration from my craft inspiration which is imbued with subtle energy and healing wisdom. I strive strategically to incorporate metaphysical correlations to the themes I use in my art in a very abstract and gentle way. By doing this, my audience will see that my approach to music is very spiritual.
Daily music roll: What’s next for you?
Tuu Ra: My goal for the future is to release my next album and focus more on the visual side of the music because that’s where my talent is strongest. I have a knack for fashion and a unique foresight for collaborations as shown in my most recent visual projects. I’m very excited to develop this and see where it takes me on my journey.
Daily music roll: What are your tips for future musical artists?
Tuu Ra: Learn the music business! Talent is not enough these days. Record companies as we know them don’t work like ten years ago and before. Many of us will have no choice but to take the path to independence. To take the path to independence, the artist or a member of the team will need to understand the music industry. This is where the artist makes a decision, is it a hobby? or is it my career? Careers bring opportunities and income.
Jennifer Stone turned her love of music to writing. She is one of the Daily Music Roll writers and is engaged in creating positive reviews, music blogs and music press releases for various artists here.