Eimizah Interview

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]With vocals that could brighten the darkest of days, Eimizah’s debut EP A Rose From E contains soulful sounds backed by the everyday struggles of being loved.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Her journey began amid a global pandemic, where the comforting sense of certainty and enjoyment were whisked away in an instant. From being a college student in New York City to being home and directionless, the curse of a once-in-a-generation event was hard to ignore. Underneath the waves of emotions was a lifeline. One where her church background implied there was a spark waiting to be ignited. With a microphone, Eimizah bought while a student researching how to market and brand herself as an artist, she released her first single, “Too Fine,” last year to much fanfare.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A Rose From E is her small offering of a cohesive project. Four songs, one interlude that touches on lust, self love and expressing the doubts with the idea of love itself, She displays maturity beyond her years. Get to know the artist known as Eimizah right here on Traklife.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”28159″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Did you always know that you wanted to be a singer?

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]I’ve always been drawn to music. I grew up in a church environment and found myself always intrigued with the musical elements: the drummers, the pianist, the choir. I was always drawn into the energy and sounds that were created. My mom is a singer and my dad was a guitarist and I like to say I was created because of music, so I think it’s just always been in me.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

What gave you that final push to pursue your music career?

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Honestly, the pandemic. It was a blessing and a curse for me. One minute I was a college student in New York City living my best life, the next minute I was back home, unsure of what was supposed to happen next. I had bought my own mic set while still in the city but never got many chances to use it because I had a roommate. Once I was back home, I finally had time to figure out how to record and make music. I then watched hours of podcasts on Youtube about marketing and starting off your music career. I made my first song, “Too Fine”, sampled it on my Instagram story and to my surprise, people really loved it. From there I got the confidence to release it and here we are now.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

I’ve always been a proponent of the idea that good feature verses are the best way to gain new fans quickly. Could you walk us through your collaboration with Flozigg on his track “Inner Piece”?

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Me and Flozigg were mutuals on TikTok. He was just always a genuine person that showed support even before I had many followers. I posted a story with a quote that said “You are who you needed this whole time.” He then responded “let’s make a song about that” and I was like,  that’s such a great idea! Few weeks later, he sent me “Inner Piece” and I fell in love with the song. I was inspired immediately and sent him back my verse in like 2 days.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

How important is creating content for different social media platforms is for an artist like yourself?

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]It is VERY important! Without creating content, I would not be in the position that I am in with so little time of being in this industry.You can have amazing music but if you don’t properly market yourself using social media, sadly, no one will hear it. Instagram is great but TikTok is a once in a lifetime opportunity for musicians. The music industry has been gatekept for years and this is the first time artists with no label push are able to build fan bases basically overnight. I’m definitely using this to my advantage and it has been working better than I could have ever imagined![/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

You are a singer/songwriter/and painter. How do you juggle between all these different creative avenues and still be productive in them?

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]It’s definitely been a challenge. I wish I could invest more into my painting and visual art but most of my time goes into singing/ songwriting. The key that has been very helpful for me is learning how to rest, ironically. When I feel overwhelmed my creativity gets held back. So when I feel stressed, I know to just leave it, meditate, invest in self care, take walks in nature and come back inspired and in a better head space, ready to create.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”28161″ img_size=”Full” alignment=”center”][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

How did you first connect with Rose Records?

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]That’s just a random name I made up when signing up with a distribution company to get my music up on platforms. They make you come up with a label name to represent you. I chose Rose Records because I’m a very big Tupac fan and have always been inspired by “The Rose That Grew From the Concrete,” which is also why I named my ep “A Rose From E.”[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

It’s been a couple of months since A Rose From E dropped, and it’s been successful so far. What’s been the EP’s most significant impact, in your opinion?

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Just the genuine support people have given me. I’m always overwhelmed with the constant messages from supporters telling me they believe in me and are so thankful they found my music. I did not want to just be another artist dropping singles because I knew it was going to get streams or be popular on TikTok. I wanted to make music that really connected and healed people. Just knowing that I have positively impacted people around the world has inspired me the most![/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Soul music has experienced some of the renaissances in the past year, and your sound encapsulates that. Where does Eimizah fit in this scene?

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]I feel I am a mix between 90s R&B, 2000s Neo-soul, new age R&B but also heavily inspired by hiphop and rap in general. R&B has had so many different changes over the past few decades and I definitely want to combine the old with the new. I still like bridges in songs, and the use of real instruments in production, but I don’t mind a trap beat and a sample here and there.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Your single “Alone” is such a cathartic anthem of self-love and trusting yourself. Yet, “What Is Love?” plays right after and displays mistrust with the idea of love itself. Why did you choose to end the EP this way?

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]This is such a great question! I think it accurately portrays what the real healing and isolation process looks like. One day you might feel empowered from your isolation and feel nothing but love and abundance for yourself. But the next you may be overwhelmed from thoughts of why certain relationships left you in solitude and distrusting towards love in the first place. Healing is not a straight line by any means. We may be healing from toxic situations but still have toxic behaviors and thoughts we are still working out at the same time. It shows the humanity in all of us. I chose to end the EP like this because that is where I am in my healing journey. I am full of self-love but am still healing through traumas of romantic love. I think a lot of people in this generation can relate.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

With your momentum building up, what is the next step for Eimizah?

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]This is a question I ask myself a lot, but I’m definitely going at my own pace and focused on working on my craft , connecting with my supporters, and gaining new ones. I’m in the process of moving to L.A. to be in a writers camp to work with some talented people so I’m excited about what the future holds. Definitely ready for the change and am excited to just grow and evolve as an artist and person![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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