Fana Hues: LA's neo-soul dazzling rising star speaks about her 'Hues' project and more
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Following a flurry of music videos from her first full-length LP Hues, a cacophony of virtual performances, Pasadena-raised singer, writer and all-round artist Fana Hughes is bubbling with expectancy as she nears her next studio project.
"I have a few things coming in a few weeks that I'm really excited about" the You Tube Music "Class Of 2021" global indie artist honoree tells REMIXD Magazine.
But it hasn't always been rosy, hither to her savory Hues record that recently surpassed 5 million streams on Spotify, the LA based artist who is one of nine children recalls her adverse childhood when she lost her voice in an unexpected incident.
“I had scarlet fever, tonsillitis, and strep throat at the same time,” before her mom, a dancer and healer concocted her natural medicines and elixirs that restored her voice.
Following the voiceless scare, Fana hailing from a musical and artistic family vehemently continued to explore different forms of art such as violin classes she immersed herself in for eight years, learning bass guitar from her dad, venturing into theater-writing, and even being casted for a musical where she sang Elvis Presley songs every night for nine months:
"Being in the musical allowed me to discover things about my voice in a totally different way," she shares.
As we gear closer towards her latest project, the "Yellow" singer with velvet vocals sat down with us to chop it up on her Hues project and what we can expect from the LA starlet moving forward.
Check it out below:
What city are you from/ Where are you based now? I grew up is Pasadena, CA and now I’m in LA. What is your artist name? What is your real name? How did you get your artist name? Fana Hues /Fana Hughes. I changed Hughes to fit my personality more. How would you describe your sound to readers who may not be familiar with you? I give you modern nostalgia with smooth vocals.
What’s one reason you are passionate about music and what inspires you? Music is all I’ve ever wanted to do in life so it is life itself to me. Who are some of your main musical influences? I like a lot of timeless voices like Dionne Warwick or Nina Simone. What is this project about in your own words? My next project is really about bringing you into my world. What’s next for you? Are you working on any upcoming projects we should be on the lookout for? Include some dates if you have them. I have a few things in store this side of the year that I’m really excited about. The first coming in a few weeks! What message do you hope fans take away from your music and from this project? I hope when people listen to my music it helps them process their emotions in a healthy way. Where can we follow you on social media? Include links. @fanahues on everything.
Check out her Hues project below: