1. Tell a bit about yourself?
My name is Charlene Nash, I’m from Toronto, Canada, I’m a Christian, I’m an artist, and I love having fun!
2. I noticed your a song writer out of Canada, tell me how is that going?
It’s going well. I know Canada is different from America in a lot of ways in terms of culture, numbers and opportunities, but because, I don’t think there is a lot of people out here doing what I do, so it’s great cause I stand, or would like to believe that lol.
3. What was your motivation to making music?
Motivation for making music was really just my passion meeting my purpose. I love making music as I send before. I’ve always love to sing, when I got older I started songwriting and realized I loved that too, then started recording and realized I just loved the art of creating a song. It felt super fulfilling to me. So I knew it was definitely my passion. In terms of my purpose. I grew up in a Christian home, after high school I knew I wanted to live that good life, which is a life pleasing to God, so I started my journey there. But growing up my favourite artist were Rihanna, Beyonce, Ciara, you know the typical female pop stars. Although they make great music, I knew it wasn’t promoting the things that I stood for in my life or just positivity on a whole, but that style of music was the type of music I liked. So I felt compelled to make music that was pleasing to God, promoting positivity, and hope for our culture. Music is sooo influential , so to not make pointing people to the God that unconditionally loves us feels like a crime! Lol honestly.
4. Was there any struggles you had?
Plenty of struggles. Man this industry, as new as I am to it, is a tough one. In a nut shell, people make promises they don’t keep, say things they don’t mean, and you would expect people around you to be constantly helping and supporting you and that’s not the case, and that can be pretty saddening at times. For my personally, as like a urban pop/rnb hip-hop type artist, a lot of people don’t understand my genre, so it’s hard to find producers and people in general that get the vision. Super hard. So that was a big struggle for me. Also, I struggle with social anxiety, if you don’t know what that is, I encourage you to look it up! Get educated. But anyways, being and artist and having social anxiety is just a cherry on top of the struggle cake of performances, networking and all that good stuff. God has really been faithful in carrying me through, cause Lord knows I felt like giving up several times, so it’s crazy that I’m still here. I’m grateful, and am convinced it is my purpose.
5.What genre of music do you enjoy?
I love urban and contemporary pop music, those are probably my favourite. Then after that, probably rnb and hip-hip.
6. What’s the biggest thing you’ve ever accomplished?
The biggest thing I ever accomplished was probably my last EP. It’s not easy, so I am happy to have been able to complete it.
7. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I never liked bag question lol only because I am super open to where God takes me on life, so I feel like when I say where I see myself, I’m limiting myself. But I would love to be doing music full time for a simple answer.
8. What do you plan for the rest of 2016?
2016 should be an exciting year. I dropping a new project within the next 2 months. So I’m excited about that, and going on tour with a fellow artist in the city named Meezy Musik for his album release so that’s exciting as well.
9. What type of artist would you like to play on a track with?
I would love to collaborate with a great songwriter like Sia, dope producer like Noah Shabib (40) or Diplo, a rapper like Kendrick Lamar or NF, and get in the studio with a good vocal producer/ engineer like Kuk Harrell who does a lot of work with Rihanna and Justin Beiber.
10. Do you have any questions for me?
I love a lot of question for you lol not really, but just wanted to know when this will be posted and encourage you that this is a great thing that you are doing, so thank you for giving me and other artist a platform to speak our hearts!
Let me know if you need anything else!