This week I had the chance meet up with talented music artist songwriter Dreamadai from Bakersfield, CA currently residing in Atlanta,GA . I did a one on one interview with the rising star who just signed a deal with Empire Records discussing her new official single ‘Lil Sumn’ now available on iTunes, Spotify, & more worldwide. During our set down we did an QA regarding her life & music career. Check out our Q&A interview below!
Q: Tell me about yourself how did you get your stage name, where are you from, where do you reside etc? Which artist inspired you the most growing up?
A: I’m a singer, songwriter that goes by the name of Dreamadai. Dreamadai comes from my first name (Daijah) middle name (Amaudry) and it means to fulfill a “dream-a-day”. I was born in Bakersfield, CA but Atlanta has pretty much raised me. I currently reside in ATL . Lauryn Hill has inspired me the most. Her soul is everything and she has never been afraid to speak her truth. I love that.
Q: Who would be your dream artist to collaborate with? Which artist inspired you the most growing up?
A: Pharrell Williams is a genius and it’s no doubt in my mind, that we would not create something crazy epic. I feel I would learn a lot just by simply being in his presence and clashing our worlds.
Q: What’s the story behind your song LIL SUMN? Who was the writers/ producers of the song? What do you enjoy about making music?
A: “Lil Sumn” is really for the independent chics who are tired of guys who have no real goals or hollering all the time. There has been times where I am out and about and someone is trying to holler and they’re like “Whats up shawty…mama…I don’t really want nothing but you know..lemme get a lil sumn..whats your number” etc. I was in a past relationship where I found out it was the same thing and I was being used letting someone take up space but they had nothing to offer. So, from that lesson now I am like , “Yeah okay…Yeah alright…want my vibe…what ya credit like”. As the hook goes, because if your not trying to go after your passion and make something for yourself like I am, I don’t want it bro. I wrote the song and it was produced by “Cool Ass Ppl”. They’re super talented and we all vibe really well. I enjoy storytelling and simply having fun, when it comes to music. It’s one of the most powerful elements on the Earth, so your energy toward creating and what you say really counts.
Q: What would you say is your biggest accomplishment to date?
A: My biggest accomplishment thus far, was when I did the iHeart Radio Juice Tour. For me that was such a wow, “this is super dope” moment. I felt like that was a stamp on the start of my career, the begging of a seed being watered to continue growth.
Q: If you could cover any song what would it be?
A: “Cherry Wine” Nas ft. Amy Whinehouse. That songs has so much power yet its so simple and I can relate to it heavily. We all just want something real and genuine that reflects us in love. Plus, it’s Amy and Nas. What a combination!
Q: What are the most challenging things you experience as an RNB/HIPHOP artist in today’s industry?
A: I wouldn’t say it’s challenging but maintaining the art of balance. Giving the people what they want, while still bringing them into a different universe, your universe. For any artists or musician it’s making sure that your able to reinvent, stay authentic and be as funky as your last cut, as 3 stacks would say. It’s important to not get lost too, because your around so much in the industry.