Nurd is a young Singer - Songwriter from the heart of LA, Leimert Park. In 2014 she dropped her debut single “U4EA” and In 2016 she released her debut EP “#Healing” . Nurd cites the greats such as Nina Simone and Erykah Badu as her inspiration . The “Hood Butterly “released her second EP , “Since I Been Gone” on April 30th 2021. As of late in 2022 she’s taking the industry by storm with her two new singles “ Hot & Heavy” And “Sunday Freestyle”.
Please share a story that includes a happy memory as an artist and has made a huge impact on your artistry.
A happy memory would be me and my mom singing all the time when I was a kid. We would drive around and I would be in the backseat singing to songs on the radio. My favorite song to sing was " Love of My Life (Ode to Hip-Hop)" by Erykah Badu and Common.
How do you choose to lead a Happy Healthy life as an artist?
I choose to let my music heal and inspire those who need to hear it most. I choose to meditate and journal alot to get my thoughts in order.
Who did you learn from to instill those values? The women in my family, specifically my mom, my grandmother and my aunties.
Was it hard work to make sure that you focused on your well-being and not only your art?
At first , yes. but when I realized in order to be an artist , my well being must come first , I started this journey of self preservation. My mind and my voice are my greatest assets , if either one is off how can I live my purpose? Was there a turning point of how you decided to put yourself first? Yes just this year, I always put others before my own and I said on New Years I was gonna change my life in a year. And so far so Great!
How do you like to promote a healthy lifestyle?
I promote a healthy lifestyle by promoting mental health. I have Bipolar Disorder so my mind is important. I have to be at peace and regulate my emotions so I can communicate it in my music. In what ways are you connecting with fans to check in on each other?
I have a podcast called " Relax, Relate , Release" in which I talk about mental health , relationships and how it ties to Black culture and our impact in different industries.
Who checks in on YOU when you need it most? I do! you gotta be your own support and of course my friends and family but MYSELF mostly importantly. Changing habits can be hard. Which was the habit that you had to change and how it's changed your life now? I had to change my outlook and my confidence . Being in the music industry , confidence is important. If you don't have confidence in yourself how is anybody going to believe in your craft and passions? Is there a song, book, movie, show, or anything that always gives you the motivation you need? The Great Gatsby. I read the book in highschool and I always admired the persistence and the determination of Gatsby and how used his circumstance as motivation.
What is the mantra of 2022?! Psalms 23 Give all the inside scoop on your latest project!
I just dropped my latest single " Sunday Freestyle" on April 29th! It's been doing extremely well. Check it out on all streaming platforms .My latest project won't probably drop until next year but it's worth the wait! We want to thank you for joining us here and are so excited about what we see from you next! Leave us with your socials!!
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