Check our interview with Pop/R&B artist Karen Hardy who is releasing her next single “Nobody” on August 2nd!
Hi Karen, please tell us a little about you?
Hi Naluda! My name is Karen Hardy and I’m a Pop/R&B artist based in Nashville!
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Hmm I think I would say kind, dedicated, and perceptive
How did you get started in the business?
When I was in the 2nd grade my mom bought me Carrie Underwood’s first album and I became all consumed with the idea that that was what I needed to do forever and ever and ever. When I was 14 or 15 I auditioned for the Xfactor (I thought TV shows were the only way to make it in this industry). I got cut right before I would’ve gotten on tv. After that I decided I needed to figure out a way to stand out from the hundreds of other teenage girls that were at that audition. And so I picked up guitar and then writing followed naturally.
Did you go to music school?
I didn’t! I take online music theory classes just to continue learning but my music school has been Nashville haha.
Describe your sound in 3 words?
Soulful, sweet, and smooth
Who influenced you and why did you choose to make music?
I have always been obsessed with female vocalists. My obsession started with Carrie Underwood and then I had a Katy Perry phase. Now I’m living for Ariana but Beyonce will always been my number one.
Now tell us about your new single ‘Nobody’?
I got the idea for ‘Nobody’ after hanging with a group of people one night and once I had left, I realized that no one had asked me anything about myself the entire night. I came to the conclusion that I just wasn’t interesting or special enough to have anyone ask me any questions. This sounds super angsty and over dramatic haha but in the moment it was truly what I believed. The more I thought about it though, the more I realized that while everyone I meet might not think I’m very special, the people who really know me think I am. Thus, I’m somebody’s ‘nobody’.
What we can expect of Karen Hardy in 2019?
One more single, a rerelease of a song, and then some stripped down versions of some of my already released music! And a music vid!
What is your favorite song to belt out in the car/for karaoke?
I Wanna Dance With Somebody, obviously.
How’s a typical day in your life?
First I wake up and my maid brings me my breakfast in bed. KIDDING, I will typically either have a cowrite or recording session, and then I spend a lot of time emailing people!
What is your favorite healthy food?
I love a good veggie burger.
And your favorite cheat food?
Cheese and bread! And a chipwich. OOOO and risotto with truffles. And anything with lots of sugar!
If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why?
Someone iconic. Like MJ or Beyonce. Or maybe Abe Lincoln lol
Do you support any charities?
Actually, more info to follow on this later in the year! But if anyone is looking to donate, Camp Daisy from my hometown in East Brunswick, NJ is an amazing program that helps socialize adults with special needs. 🙂
How do you see yourself in 5 years?
I definitely want to be signed and touring. But I really just want to keep putting out music and I want the music to keep getting better and better!
What do you think of Social Media?
I love that I can build relationships with fans and it’s such a great tool for artists. But overall I think it’s bad for our mental health haha. We should all take frequent breaks from it!
Where we can follow you?