R&B Chronicles: Hey Maryann, how are you ?
Maryann: I’m doing well, and very happy to be invited to do this interview with you!
R&B Chronicles: You’re on the brink of releasing your EP “This Is What The Moon Sounds Like”’. Tell us a little about why you chose that title?
Maryann: The title came about when my producer Sbvce and I were out one night and he made a comment about what the Moon might sound like. I said “That’s it!”. We’re both really fascinated with Space and a lot of our music has a futuristic theme. It was a fun idea to try and put a sound to the Moon, because they say sound can’t travel in the Moon’s atmosphere.
R&B Chronicles: What can you fans expect from this EP?
Maryann: I think it’s a great introduction to my sound for someone who’s never heard of me before. I showed a lot of versatility so that there is something for everyone on the record. For the people who already follow my music, I made sure to give my supporters more of what they already like. I paid a lot of attention to the feedback I got from my “Futuristic Always” album and used that to make a more focused and well-rounded product.
R&B Chronicles: How is working with producer Sbvce, hows the chemistry in the studio?
Maryann: He’s really my musical soul mate. I’ve never met someone who could vibe with me and get my vision like that. He’s so involved in the sound because he’s doing the production, co-writing the songs and engineering the vocals too. I don’t think an artist can reach their full potential without having found that. When you get studio time, engineers are usually worried about the money and not invested in the actual product. Sbvce puts as much love into our music as I do; he goes the extra mile because it’s our music and our sound. It’s pretty amazing. Because we’re so close, he will tell me don’t do that harmony, melody, or say that because that’s too easy, try something new. He pushes me to expand my abilities, he wants me to be the best version of myself.
R&B Chronicles: Can we expect a video visual for the single “Landing” ?
Maryann: I am planning on doing a visual for the project very soon. I haven’t decided which song or songs yet. I want to bring in some more feedback and see which tracks people want to see a visual for, and go from there.
R&B Chronicles: For our readers who have never heard your music, explain your sound in 5 words
Maryann: Sexy, Aggressive, Wavy,Innovative,Bass.
R&B Chronicles: If I was to turn on your iPod right now, what five artists/songs would I see on your recently played list?
Maryann: Drake “6 God”, Young Thug “2 B’s”, Troy Ave & Manolo Rose “All About The Money”, Sylvan Esso “Coffee”, Elliphant – “One More” ft. MØ, Ca$h Out “Let’s Get It” , Rae Sremmurd “No Type”
R&B Chronicles: What is your favorite song to belt out in the shower/in the car/ or karaoke?
Maryann: For some reason Christina Aguilera “Impossible” is my go to song when I feel like belting something. She’s got an amazing voice and has always been one of my favorites.
R&B Chronicles: If you could go open up for any artist on tour right now who would it be?
R&B Chronicles: Who are your musical inspirations?
Maryann: Janet Jackson, J Dilla, Craig David, TLC, Aaliyah, Pharrell, Earth Wind and Fire, SOS Band, Little Dragon, Dwele, Erykah Badu, Christina Aguilera and more!
R&B Chronicles: Where do you draw inspiration from when you write songs and what’s your favorite part about the process?
Maryann: I draw from my personal experiences, what I’ve been through and what I’m going through. I draw from other people’s experiences around me. When I have an idea for a song sometimes I will write out the lyrics first, most of the time I just listen to tracks and pen out ideas to the ones that speak to me. I draw so much from the vibe that a beat gives me. The fun part is writing and recording, putting the ideas down and letting them take shape.
R&B Chronicles: Maryann what’s your motto or the advice you live by?
Maryann: When it comes to the Music industry, “Never Volunteer Anything”. My Grandfather used to say that, I don’t always do it but I try to! When it comes to life find out what makes you happy and do it.
R&B Chronicles: It was a pleasure to interview you today Maryann. Thank you for this opportunity, and we wish you much success with the new EP “This Is What The Moon Sounds Like” available on iTunes NOW!
Maryann: I appreciate you guys supporting what I’m doing and taking the time to talk with me, it means a lot to an Independent artist! I have a lot more music for you on the horizon, so I’m sure I’ll be back soon!