Alt R&B Artist Yianna Talks With TMI About Her New Single “Heavy Waters”

So excited to be chatting with you. You’ve been busy with music recently. Can you tell us what you’ve been up to over the past few months?

Happy to be talking to you! Yeah, so over the past few months I’ve been wrapping up a bunch of singles as well as a new project which is off the wall lol.

You are gearing up for the release of your new single “Heavy Waters”! Can you tell us the meaning behind the song?

I wrote Heavy Waters when I was getting ready to leave an old manager and cutting ties with some people I was working with at the time. I was scared because I was like damn, can I move on from this person? We would fight a lot, it was definitely not a healthy work environment. It all worked out in the end and we’re cool now.

How did the idea for this song come about?

My friend Sho sent me the chords for the track and I just subconsciously started singing “I’m afraid of these heavy waters” and so on. We sat and talked about what it could mean, from my perspective and then his.

What’s the process of writing one of your songs?

It’s different every time. Sometimes I’ll have a dream of a lyric and bring that in, or I’ll freestyle over a track. It all depends on my vibe that day and that moment.

Are you excited to start performing your new single live?

Yes! I wish I could perform live all the time.

What’s the feeling you get when you are performing live?

I feel great! I love people. I’m actually really shy on the regular and I think a lot of people can mistake that as being standoffish, but when I perform I have no other choice but to be super open. It helps me a lot with my social anxiety.

Why do you think social media is so important for artists today?

I think social media gives a voice to people who would normally not have the chance to be heard and that’s really important. There are no longer the cooker cutter standards to be an artist. Anyone can do it, as long as you have something to say and I think that’s amazing. For a long time, only a certain type of person with a certain look was getting represented and now it really doesn’t matter who you are – if the people like you and your art, you’ve done well.

What social media platform do you use most to stay connected with your supporters?

Instagram. I like Instagram stories. I can get pretty weird on there….

Do you have any last things to tell your supporters?

Thanks for listening, and keep it cool. Also, don’t forget to recycle.

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