We caught up with London based Belgian songstress LYNE to find out who inspires her musically. Growing up in a musically orientated household and influenced by the likes of Alicia Keys, Lyne gives us an insight into her creative journey so far.
Listen to lyne's latest EP 'Bipo Feels' below
When was the first time you realised you wanted to be a musician?
I have always been singing, but when I started writing my own songs at the age of 11 it became to be a thing in my head. I only took that vision seriously when I moved to London at 17 to study Vocals and Performances at ACM.
What was the first song you made?
“Fall in love” very cheesy chords progressions and lyrics
What was the first song you release officially?
“Isha” produced by my brother D.E.W.I
What first got you into music?
My dad put my brother and I in piano lessons at very young age. I did 15 years in a classical Music Academy when I also did solfege and theatre.
What is your favourite part about being an artist?
Getting to release something that people can relate to and/or enjoy. The whole creative process is what I Iike. From the creation of the song to the marketing. And of course doing my thing on stage... even though 2020 didn’t really allow me to do so.
What is your favourite lyric you’ve heard or written?
Mon dieu c’est mon Roi, il m’a sauvée plusieurs fois. ( My God My King, saved me plenty of times ). A lyric from an unreleased french song I recently wrote. Stay stuned …
What is your favourite thing to do in your free time?
I like spending time with my friends. But when I get time to go studio outside working I’m so excited, it’s a happy place.
What is your favourite song/ cover to perform?
All mine – From my recent EP "Bipo Feels". Cover, I like singing Ashanti a lot :)
Who is you favourite band or singer?
As a singer I have to reply like this, in terms of vocals technique Ariana Grande is a massive inspo. Now in terms of the artist, tone and song vibes Rihanna, Jhene Aiko, and Kehlani.
Lyne's Top 5 Tracks For Inspiration
Your Spirit by Tasha Cobbs
"Recently I have been playing this gospel song every morning. Perfect way of starting the day with God"
Doudou by Aya Nakamura
"she recently dropped a new album and this is my favourite one. She inspires me musically with the way she delivers her messages".
Rendez-vous by Col3trane ft. Miraa May
"During lockdown I have been writing and this vibe was exactly the type of flow I had in my mood board".
If I Ain’t Got You by Alicia Keys
"I’m adding this one in the list as this is the song that made me want to proper sing and play keys at the same time back then. She is a big inspiration for me".
"Most played song of 2020 according to my Spotify annual report... not even surprised!"
Go Crazy by Chris Brown ft Young Thug
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