Today, on Guitaa Artist Centerstage, we have a versatile Singer/Songwriter whose songs are just outstanding to listen to and her recent single “Human Nature” is still buzzing all over my head, and her name is “Teeality”. Teeality’s impactful voice and the deep thinking lyricism in her songs is what makes this artist so enjoyable to listen to. She has released a poetry book titled “Emotional Residue” which is available on Amazon.
Teeality has recently released her first single “Huma Nature” establishing her musical charm in the music industry and we took this opportunity to have a short chat with her about her journey so far and here’s what she has to say. So, Let’s get to know about this amazing artist, about her challenges as a musician, and many more.
- Introduce yourself to our audience, what genre of music do you consider your work to be?
Well, I use to go by another name but Robert Greene said one must Reinvent themselves. So let me reintroduce myself, my name is Teeality. Pronounced like reality. But because I write about my reality, and my first initial is T, birthed a portmanteau. I record my music when I’m in my feelings. I might be feeling like R&b, country, reggae, so I label my genre…. “vibes”. I just dropped a poetry book titled “Emotional Residue” available on Amazon and all digital stores.
- What and who were your early passions and influences, What inspires you to make music?
My parents, family, and school exposed me to all genres. Prince, Garth brooks, Shabba Ranks, Jodeci, Tupac, Lauryn Hill, it’s too many to name. I’m a certified music head, there’s a DJ spinning in my head all day. I’ve been in love with music as long as I can remember. I actually wish that I could give it up some days. Gift and a curse.
- Tell us about that one memorable performance and favorite venue which you still wish to happen again?
Back in the day in Dallas, I worked under Erykah Badu’s organization. We had an open mic called “Bless the MIC” at the Black Forest theatre. That was the first time I performed with my guitar. The energy we all shared helped me build my confidence to sing in front of people. I’m an introvert but when it comes to music I’m an extrovert.
- Any funny Story of a fuck up during your performance where you handled that situation like nothing happened.
Lol, I think artists all have Fk ups but the audience might never notice it. I’m still learning how to play the guitar so I hit the wrong string occasionally. One of my good friends pointed out to me that if you look at artist concerts, every city is the same performance. So artist, practice and perfect your “performance”. Decrease the FK ups.
- If you could collaborate with any musicians dead/alive, who would you collaborate with and why?
Bob Marley, spiritual vibrations. I love Marley, I love reggae. I’d like to collaborate with songwriters, Missy Elliot, Jasmine Sullivan, Blake Shelton, Brett Young, Yebba Smith, Re Lxuis, Pink Sweat$, Nipsey, I have a list lol. Any artist that plays an instrument as well.
- Any Tips to keep the balance between professional and music life?
Be straight forward, say what you want, say what you don’t want. Especially females. Guys will still try to two-step on the line, promising females this and that with hidden agendas..sexual favors… no ladies you don’t have to do that. Respect yourself. Study your industry so people can’t play you or play with you.
- What has been your biggest challenge as a Musician? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?
My biggest challenge has been, having a big ass supportive heart. I wear many hats when it comes to music. I have a marketing and management degree so I use to do a lot of artist development/management. After years passed, the artist I invested in went to another hobby, chose relationships, or jobs, etc. One artist told me “Tee, you are the artist that you’re looking for”. So long story short, after I shut down my studio I decided to go ahead and be an “Artist”. I mean I use to be on YouTube back in the day with a nice following. Again, I’m an introvert or I like being behind the scenes. To keep from being disappointed thou, it was time to start investing in myself, giving myself the same energy I gave everyone else. It’s hard to be selfish but sometimes your success depends on it.
- What Tools and techniques you use to improve your singing/instrumental playing?
I record and mix myself. I also do my own graphics, website, etc. I mainly study and experiment. YouTube is a great place for instrument tutorials. To be honest I have a lot of improving to do. I’m back creating music after a 5-year break because I was running my studio full time.
- What type of Gadgets and instruments do you use while practicing?
I practice mixing on pro tools, getting familiar with the plugs. I have an Ovation guitar, I love ovation’s body.
- Would you like to share a testimonial for Guitaa? If Yes, Why do you love Guitaa?
I love Guitaa because it has a ton of songs to learn or use to practice guitar. It showcases artist all over the world. I’m excited to see the sites growth.
- What advice would you have for someone wanting to follow in your footsteps?
Trust yourself, stay focused, learn while others play. Remember it’s ok to take a step back from social media, from open mics, from friends, family, whoever and whatever. Step back make your vision board, create a plan, and follow-through. It’s easier to be consistent when you have a plan. Invest yourself, Brand yourself, Monetize yourself.
So, this was “Teeality”. Want to know how you can follow her online? Then, check out the link below: