R&B sensation and Houston native, Inayah is making sure she closes out her 2019 with a bang! How? You ask by releasing her debut album titled, S.O.L.A.R. released today! Of course, we had to get all the details on the 12-track album! Check out our exclusive interview with Inayah as she weighs in on her debut album, the inspiration behind her hit singles, and much more!
Tell us about yourself! When did you know that music was something you wanted to pursue as a career?
As a pre-teen, I started off writing poetry about things that impact my life. I put a melody to one of the poems one day and I said “Hey, this is pretty nice! I think I’ll keep doing it.”
Can you tell us about your debut album, S.O.L.A.R.? What can listeners expect?
S.O.L.A.R., which is out December 13th, began as an EP, but it switched to a full album after I worked with some amazing producers in the studio. I couldn’t help it! In my music, I speak on relatable topics (love, heartbreak, etc.), and that’s what they’ll get with this project.
Tell us about your singles “Suga Daddy” and “Chunky Bytchez Win’n.” What inspired the creation of these songs?
“Suga Daddy” was birthed after I had one hell of an experience with an older gentleman. I first shared a piece of this rendezvous on my social media It was far too good of a story to keep to myself. After my fans fell in love with it, it was a must that I made it into an actual record! “Chunky Bytchez Win’n” is an anthem for all of my fellow fluffy chicks! I’ve got meat on my bones, and for so long I would pick myself apart and point out all of my imperfections. Then I took a moment to pause and reflect on how far I’ve come and how many things I’ve accomplished being just this size. I’m winning, fluffy and all!
What artists inspire you in the world of music?
I’m inspired by Stevie Wonder, Johnnie Taylor, Prince, The Clark Sisters, Beyoncé, Jazmine Sullivan and Rascal Flatts, just to name a few! All of these artists have a phenomenal ability to execute a song and make people feel it with every fiber of their being. The music they place into the universe is relatable. People actually live it! The fact that I’ve been blessed with a gift to place my stories into people’s hearts in the way that these great artists have is a responsibility that I’m grateful to have!
What can we expect to see from Inayah in the future?
Dope records, dope collabs, and random acts of silliness.
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