We had the good fortune of connecting with Carjanae and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Carjanae, why did you pursue a creative career?
I’ve always been extremely passionate about singing and music. When people ask how long have I been singing, I say before I could talk. When growing up I would write my own songs, which I still do and I feel there are people that can relate to what I have to say. That is one of the main reasons I chose to pursue an artistic career. If I’m able to spread love, encourage, inspire and just help someone through my music it’s a great feeling because when I listen to music it feeds my mind, body and soul it truly excites me and I always strive to give that to people who listen to me. Also having wonderful parents that truly believe in doing what makes you happy and instilling that me, I know my singing career is what brings me the most joy and I know I’m capable of going as far as the galaxy. As I always tell myself the only way I won’t make it, is if I stop. So I pursue my career, because this is living my best life for me.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I truly feel what sets me apart, is that I actually work hard and I believe in my capabilities. I’m always ready to sing and I support others by helping and encouraging them to showcase their talent. I create my own opportunities for example curating my own concerts, writing my own songs and going to the studio. One thing I am most proud of is my continuous growth within my music. I’m currently learning music theory, piano, getting trained vocally through jazz and classical music. Also I’m very excited about my new music that will be released in May! I got here by making the opportunities for myself, not waiting on a record label to sign me. Finding a studio to record at shoutout to Capricorn Studios. Also finding a music distribution site to help get my music out on all platforms, copy write my own music, created my own BMI, I advertise my own music constantly. I got this far by understanding it’s a long and difficult road, having patience, not giving up. Always being my biggest fan and giving 100% in everything I do. Being available and willing to help others on their journey and putting myself out there constantly. Applying for every opportunity I come across like the Del Mar Fair, December Nights, doing musicals around San Diego and always pushing myself even though it’s uncomfortable, it makes me better. It is not easy, I believe any dream you truly want that is so big it scares you takes time and lots of hard work. Learning to grow through rejection being able to not let it deter you. Always wake up ready to push forward and find your yes and just constantly bettering yourself. Always finding the beauty in the hard work and the no’s. It won’t just fall into your lap because you’re talented, it takes longer than you think. You always have to see and feel the dream because if you don’t no one will and no one can want it more than you. Learning others stories can help your journey, because becoming a successful singer has been accomplished so it is important to utilize the resources that are right in front of us. I’m a humble, loving, confident woman simply doing what I love and striving to be successful. I am kind, I believe it is important to spread love and pour positive vibes in myself and others. To know that I can create a chain reaction of positivity, believing and loving yourself, hope and inspiration through what I say in my music and how I live is one reason I work so hard because these are things in life that are always needed.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I love the beach, specifically Pacific Beach and Sunset Cliffs. One of the great things about PB is you can have a great time morning, day or night. For example PB in the morning is so beautiful and peaceful, listening to the waves brings me so much peace. Day and night time you can go out with friends to eat good food and dance at the bars. Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial is such a great and inspiring place for me, because my dad served in the Navy for 30 years and I love that there is a place to celebrate him and other veterans. It is also a nice place to have a picnic.

Sea World is such a great time especially for me because I love riding rides and seeing the shows.

Eating by harbor drive during sunset hours is amazing and reminds me why I love living here.

Balboa Park is always a great place to go and I love going out there to sing and share my talent with others that are there.

Hillcrest and Downtown are also fun during the night life.

Driving down the 5 freeway being able to see all the beautiful sites and the palm trees. Shoutout to my bestie Myron he had me fall in with that.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
First I’d like to thank God for giving me my talent and drive to go for what I want. My sister Specs so smooth for creating my amazing beats. Kris Towne from Capricorn Studios, he is my wonderful engineer. Ikaia Pal for doing my first music video, soon to be released! He is so talented. Francesca my makeup artist who always has me looking right. Melonie Grinnell an amazing piano player and teacher who inspires me to always get better in music. My wonderful parents and my oldest sister, because without them I would not be here writing this today. Lastly my friends and supporters who show much love towards me and my career.

Website: https://managementcarjanae.wixsite.com/mysite

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carjanae/?hl=en

Facebook: https://en-gb.facebook.com/carjanae/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1s9r8e8gp9IRl_yRDUU-pA

Other: Spotify https://open.spotify.com/artist/3b2b7WmpmETbHwxbL15i3N Itunes https://music.apple.com/us/artist/carjanae/1456465520

Image Credits
2 by Noah Alcantara 1 by Taylor Cunningham

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