(originally published on January 16, 2018)
I recently came across a very beautiful, fun singer named DLannie Sky on social media. I went to both her YouTube page and professional Facebook to learn more about her. I recently tried to interview the bombshell beauty, but due to my ongoing medical issues (anxiety is awful!), we weren’t able to connect over the phone. Still, she graciously answered by questions over email. A big thank you to her for being so kind. Here is our Q&A below and please be sure to show her some love because she’s an awesome person!
1. When did you first start pursuing a career as a singer and how tough has it been to get to where you are now?
I started pursuing my career when I was eight years old. I didn’t get “in” to the industry professionally until I was twelve years old. It took a lot of me being in the studio, and working on my craft. It has definitely been a long journey thus far, and has not been easy by any means. It takes a lot of hours to work on yourself as an artist, getting gigs, and networking.
2. What was your life like growing up? Were you involved in any clubs at school and did you have a particular “crowd” you usually hung out with?
Growing up I was a late bloomer, and let’s just say I wasn’t in the “cool” crowd. My days at school consisted of me doing my school work and being a loner. I kept to myself most of the time, and just tried to get through my days so I could get home and get back to my music. From elementary through middle school, I was bullied a ton. People didn’t like me and I didn’t know why. I realized at a young age that if people know you are pursuing a “dream” or have ambitions, that just isn’t cool. I really didn’t care about stereotypical things that everyone else was into. Boys didn’t like me just as much as the girls didn’t. I think I was the shortest one in our grade, and definitely a little chunky monkey. When I hit high school, I grew into my body, and by that time had made friends and was already pursuing my music career. I never have been in one particular crowd, I always just hung out with whoever.
3. Your music is so much fun to listen to! Who would you say are your biggest inspirations when it comes to singing and who you are as an artist?
Thanks so much! My inspirations growing up were; Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, and Alicia Keys. I love the urban/pop sounds, and that is what really helped me mold my own kind of style. I like to put out music that feels good. I am a very indie urban kind of artist, and I try to include elements of pop in every song that I do. I write about things that are true to myself and every day life situations that people can relate to.
4. Are there any other talents you have that you’re passionate about? (Acting, designing, etc.) On a similar note, would you ever like to do a Collab with a makeup brand or a clothing line?
I love fashion! One day I hope to create a design or product that I can customize and put out. I like acting, and would definitely like to be in a big screen movie one day. Dancing, singing, and acting have always been a part of me. I think as an artist, it’s easy to come to the table with acting. We are all so dramatic, well at least I am! I would love to Collab with makeup brands or clothing lines who bring opportunities to the table.
5. Are you currently on tour or will you have one coming up?
Right now, I am not on tour, I am in the studio writing and recording for my EP. New music will be put out this year and I am very excited to show everyone what I have been working on. I currently don’t have any shows lined up, but once my EP is released, I would love to travel and perform with those. Going on tour is a dream of mine. It would be awesome to travel the world and perform, meeting new people! I probably will have some local gigs either in Dallas or LA though!
6. I’m very excited to see what you have planned for this year! What can we expect from you in 2018?
EP, single releases, and music videos! 2018 for me is all about content! I have been laying low for the past year in the studio. I wanted to take time in finding the right sounds for the EP and what I truly wanted it to be about. I can’t wait to share it with you all!
Thank you so much for your answers, patience, and kindness, D’Lannie! I can personally relate to being bullied and that having dreams/ambitions not being considered cool back then. Thank you being so candid and I have no doubt you’ll have a career that will make all of your fans (as well as the new ones) proud! Keep shining, beautiful!