“Keep faith in your craft and even if you hear no, which you will hear it a lot, stand your ground and stay strong in everything you do.”
Check out the interview with Taya Envy exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Taya Envy: The start of my career started in Aurora, CO when I was five years old. I had gained the feelings of vibrations through music by being introduced to music through family. Being so young I wrote my first song through inspiration of Aaliyah and kept going from there. My journey is in the making, there’s so much more to come and so much I have yet to experience.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Always believe in yourself first, never second guess your outcome. Keep faith in your craft and even if you hear no, which you will hear it a lot, stand your ground and stay strong in everything you do.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
I’d say being unable to get the connections and resources I truly need to get things going on a next level. Being an independent artist there are many crowds to please and different fan bases that want certain things. Sometimes some of those things aren’t possible.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
It being so tough, I feel it’s best to be different. Try to move at angles you see others moving, but at a slight slant. Staying in touch with your fans is very important, getting out and promoting through shows, radio interviews, and word of mouth are great ways to get things going.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
Louisville, KY is a city in movement.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
I can see myself doing so many things a year from now. Winning award shows, red carpet interviews, collabing, magazine covers, making platinum hits. There’s no way but up from here.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
Some of my biggest inspirations were old school from Marvin Gaye, Chaka Khan, and Mary J Blidge to Aaliyah. Another major inspiration is my Maw Maw who’s always pushing to be better, thrust my voice, and keep my head high.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
It’s all a growing movement to me. Positive vibes.
Where can we contact you and find you online?