Since joining social media a couple years ago, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and interacting with fellow creatives all over the world. One of them being Bianca Iman, an aspiring singer from New Jersey. With a voice that compares to nobody out right now, she has created her own lane to success. I got the chance to speak with her and have her elaborate on projects she’s released such her self-entitled EP Bianca and her newest song Pulling You.

 

Read Below to see what she had to say:

 

Q: For those who don’t know you, would you like to introduce yourself?

A: Hi everyone! I’m Bianca Iman. I’m from NJ, and I can hold a note or two lol. I enjoy making music, and if you haven’t heard any of my stuff please head over to datpiff.com and check me out.

 

Q: When did you realize that you wanted to take on music professionally?

A: I never thought of making music as a profession but rather an art. And I knew I was an artist at about 15 when I started songwriting.

Q: Is there anyone in your family who is also musically inclined?

A: My father is a huge old school hip hop fan and he used to spit his own raps for fun when he was younger. My mother writes poetry. Beautiful poetry and it amazes me how she puts words together. They’ve both inspired me.

 

Q: Who are your musical influences? Why? (Could be family, friend, celebrity)

A: I’m definitely influenced by my mother. To dig deeper when I’m telling a story. And other artists like Mariah Carey, Aaliyah, Jill Scott and Billie Holiday were my favorites to sing along with and the dynamics in my voice are learned from them.

 

 Q: If you had to choose a specific decade to start your music career (60s, 80s, 90s); which decade would it be? Why?

A: I would choose early 2000s. When the music business wasn’t messed up lol and good music was paired with a good video that was actually played on TV.

 

Q: Do you feel that music is in a good space right now?

A: Music is in a different space. Times are changing. I think we lack in timeless music going mainstream. Instead, we now have to dig for those underground/indie artists who make that real genuine music. Sucks, but it feels good when you find a good one.

 

Q: Who is your favorite artist as of right now?

A: My favorite artist right now is hands down Alex Isley. She’s the epitome of an artist to me. Everything you hear when you play her music, she did.

 

Image result for bianca imanQ: In 2013, you released your debut ep Bianca; how was the initial response?

A: The initial response was good from those who knew me for my covers. I didn’t have a huge fan base, but those who actually took the time to listen respected the project as a whole. I worked hard on that.

 

Q: When creating Bianca, were you ever nervous about how it would be received?

A: I was nervous because at the time I kept getting these comparisons to other female artists and I wanted people to listen and hear Bianca. Someone fresh and not like anyone else you’ve heard.

 

Q: With that being said, you’ve just released a song entitled “Pulling You” can you explain what the song is about?

A: Pulling you is a metaphorical song. It’s about smoking for the first time and worrying about what others would think, if I would get addicted, or if I wouldn’t like the feeling. Much like dating someone new and different from your norm 😉

 

Q: By the way, is that a sample of Jonell: Round & Round I hear? Would you say you’re influenced by early 2000s R&B?

A: Yes miss, that is that Jonnell Round & Round you hear lol; I’m surprised I didn’t write Pulling You sooner because that sample has been subconsciously stuck in my head for years.

I LOVED R&B in the late 90s/early 2000s.

 

Q: Should we be expecting more music in 2017?

A: There will definitely be a new project in 2017! I’m also going to tap back into my girl versions (covers) before then.

 

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say to your supporters out there?

A: Thank you. This business is tough, but people like you Sasha really help me remember why I started making music in the first place. Which is not for fame or money. It’s my art and it just makes me feel good. And hopefully you too! <3

 

Thank You Ms. Iman!

For more information on Bianca Iman follow her on social media (listed below)

Instagram

To download to her EP “Bianca” 

To hear her newest song “Pulling You”

About The Author

Sasha “Andro” Bannister is a 19 y/o songwriter and photographer from The Bronx, NY. She’s been writing music for over 7 years and practicing photography for a little over 5. Coming from a musically inclined family, it’s no wonder she’s been attracted since a young age. Having the ability to play several instruments, she hopes to make an impact in the music world. She is currently a member our music team but from time to time comments on Fashion, Photography, and Modeling.
To catch up on her daily follow her on Instagram @fye.andro

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