Check our interview with American singer LaTina Webb who lives by the sentiment that life hurts, music heals. For more than twenty years she has traveled the planet singing with neo-soul, R&B singer, Maxwell. Her up-tempo pop sound and chameleon-like harmonies have shared the stage with other multi platinum artists including: Barry White, Brandy, Gwen Stefani, Justin Timberlake, Macy Gray, Eric Benet, and Jodi Watley. LaTina’s first big break was joining the international tour of legendary singer, El Debarge.
Her sophomore album, Prediction Missives releases in Spring 2017, and her single, ‘Adore’ is available on her website, iTunes, and Soundcloud. ‘Adore’ bridges the two albums. Prediction Missives is a story of a sexy, liberated woman who radiates love, a Love Queen. LaTina’s musical objective is to bring back music that all generations can get into while sharing love, need for love, and the experience of love.
Hi LaTina, please tell us a little about you?
Hello I’m a singer songwriter. I live in Los Angeles Ca. I’m a mother and wife. I have 2 albums out and a single.
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Lover, writer, artist
When was it that you first realized that you wanted to pursue music as a career?
When I became an artist. When I start writing songs on my guitar. I was about 20yrs old
Any other member of your family is in the music business?
Yeah there are a number of singers, musicians pursuing there careers in music. I have a number of family that started singing in church as well as I 🙂
What kind of music do you listen normally?
I usually listen to music that’s not top 40 these days. I like to find new artist on for instance hype machine. They play a lot of new artist that you typically may not hear on the radio but are amazing. I like all types of music from classical to rock and roll to r& b to hip hop to alternative. Country you name it I like sounds. All across the board
Tell us about the experience working with big names such as Barry White, Macy Gray, Eric Benett and Justin Timberlake?
Amazing times in my life. I learned a great deal about live performing. How to engage with audiences and developing a relationship with each audience and how they are also part of the performance as well. It’s such a beautiful experience to be a part of. Also playing with a band and learning the dynamics of each band and how you play together as a whole and blending as sections as a part of a whole. Every artist has their unique style and it was fascinating to learn from such passionate wonderful artist.
Describe your sound in 3 words?
Melodic Soul Pop
Now tell us about your song “Red Dress”?
Red Dress is about a sexy liberated love queen who wants her lover to join her in experiencing the pleasures of traveling the world together.
What is your next goal as a musician?
Goal is to travel around the world and spread more love and meet more amazing people through my art and to create a brand that spreads through my music beyond.
What are the five things you can’t live without?
Love, writing, singing, laughter, Transcendental Meditation
Any loves other than music?
Foodie, animals, nature, family, hiking,
Best advice ever given?
Keep writing. Keep doing what you love. Don’t wait for for others to make things happen that you want to do for you.
Any advice for upcoming singers?
Don’t tell people how good you are. They’ll tell you how good you are. Stay Humble.
Any future plans for 2017 that you want to share with us?
I’m continuing to promote my current projects which is my Sophomore Album ‘Prediction Missives’ in which I wrote with my producer Scott Elgin. After touring with Maxwell’s band, finalize my own band and get on the road. Perform my music. Build my fan base and my brand through social media and licensing. I would like to see and hear my music on tv and movies as well.
How important is Social Media for you?
It’s important but as I realize over time it’s important to build your audience organically. What I mean is you won’t find buying likes and followers but and at the same time I’m not going to give people false expressions of myself just to gain likes either. So as an independent artist I’m working on it and will continue to grow.I’m building as we speak.
Where we can follow you?
Quote: Life Hurts Music Heals
Actor/Actress: Cate Blanchett
City: LA baby
Movie: ahhhh theres so many but ‘The Breakfast Club’
Sport Team: Golden State Warriors… West coast fan
Song: All I want by Joni Mitchell