A couple of days ago I had an interview with Nokuthula for a newspaper article. I have her to thank for the inspiration to start writing a blog - it’s something I’d never considered doing, but am hoping it’ll be a way for me to express myself, besides through music. However, my answer to her was “I don’t even know how to turn on our TV”, but luckily I have a tech savvy sister!
Back to the interview.
I was a little nervous going in to do the interview because it was my first one without my manager. I found, that for most interviews, I sometimes come across a little ‘fairy and unicorns’ as I call it – meaning, not really putting across much depth to who I am and my personality. So this was an important interview for me to prove that I am more than 'fluffy'.
Nokuthula asked the generic questions, but I found that if you go into an interview prepared with what you want to put across, it’s easy to expand on questions and answers and say what you want to say. It required an ‘Inner’view, an exploration of my mind and heart.
I found I was able to speak more about my church and my family, and about how the competitions I did when I was younger affected me and my performance ability. How positive those years were but how difficult it was to break out of ‘competition mode’ and find my own unique voice and style of music. I spoke about song writing, inspiration for songs and writing with other people, like Connell Cruise. I also spoke about difficult and personal things like past relationships, and how I'd grown and changed since. There was a lot of information, but I found it’s best to give an interviewer more content so the interviewer gets a better understanding of who I really am.
Yes, I think this interview was my best, so far. I forced myself to be personal. To not just talk about my single AMAZING, but to also dig deep and to show other aspects of who I am. It certainly wasn’t perfect, but I am learning from each experience and lesson.