Upcoming singer-songwriter Sierra Blax has caught the attention of music fans through her vibrantly fresh & charismatic musical style, which has received high praise from fans & critics alike.
Recently, Sierra released the brand new Neo-soul/pop-influenced single “INYIM (It’s Not You It’s Me)” & has kindly taken the time to speak with Fierce & Fabulous Revolution about her latest musical piece.
Hey Sierra, thank you so much for this interview. Can you start by telling the readers a little bit about yourself?
Sierra: Hey guys! I was born and raised on the beautiful island of Kaua’i and now I’m currently living in Los Angeles doing the independent artist thang. As a little girl, I knew I always wanted to be a singer. There was really no other passion I had but that. Now living in Los Angeles, I’ve had the opportunity to work with some amazing producers and artists that have helped me grow on my path. One thing that keeps me sane out here in LA is surfing. It’s the closest thing I have to my Hawai’i roots, so it’s important for me to maintain that lifestyle!
When did you first discover your passion for music?
Sierra: I would definitely say it was the influence of my grandfather, who opened my eyes to the beauty of music. My grandpa was a piano teacher and would play classical/jazz music around the house every day. I would just sit down and listen to him play while imagining myself doing the same one day.
Have you always known that you wanted to pursue a career within the music industry?
Sierra: I’ve always wanted to be a singer, but never knew how something like that would be tangible coming from such a small island. I definitely had big dreams, but I was very shy about it and kept it to myself. It wasn’t until I was older and had more experiences in life (about 22) that I realized I wanted to fully pursue a solo career.
How would you describe your musical style to someone unfamiliar with your music?
Sierra: I would say it’s a nice medley of Neo-soul, post-teen pop and R&B. I definitely try to keep my music playful and fun, although I do have a few tunes that get you in your feels.
You are about to release the brand new single INYIM (It’s Not You It’s Me). How did the idea for this single come together?
Sierra: During quarantine, I kind of got infatuated with horoscopes and each sign’s characteristics. When you look up someone’s sign, you’ll always find cons about their personality traits and as a scorpio, you’ll find more negatives than positives. I thought it would be cool to write a song that sheds light on all the flaws that make me, ME!
What does this song personally mean to you?
Sierra: This song is kind of like a testimony to someone’s commitment phobia and insecurities, but being unapologetic about it at the same time. For me, I feel like some days I can be a hot mess – it’s hard out there man! BUT, with growth, I’m slowly coming to a place of acceptance and self-love.
Did you always know that you would release this as a single?
Sierra: I wasn’t always sure if I wanted this song to be a single or a track in an upcoming EP, but once my producer (Tim Rose) and I put together the drums and the bass for this song, that’s when I knew it had to be a single.
What message would you like listeners to take from this song?
Sierra: The message that I would like listeners take from this song is to own your flaws baby, and if someone doesn’t want to be with you, then you don’t need them!
Do you have any further musical releases planned that you can currently tell us about?
Sierra: I do! I have another single coming out, hopefully in April. It’s an ambient/ pop-soul tune called “Box of Chocolates” and it’s fresh!
Finally, do you have a message for the readers of Fierce & Fabulous Revolution?
Sierra: YES! Thank you so much for taking the time and listening to my music!! And for anyone else out there from a small town or an island in the middle of nowhere, just remember that LITERALLY anything is possible, you gotta just take that leap. Last but not least, go on with your fierce and fabulous self! xoxo, Sierra
You can check out the official video for “INYIM (It’s Not You It’s Me)” below or via Spotify by clicking here.