Nigerian, American artist Tina Rix returns with afrobeat infused contender ‘Do Better’. Drawing inspiration from artists such as Sade, Jill Scott, Seal, John Mayer and Michael Jackson to name a few, Tina Rix is an artist in her own right on a mission to change the industry forever. Receiving previous support from Conversations About Her, Link Up TV, Amor Magazine, H-Wing & Mystic Sons to name a few outlets, Tina is going from strength to strength with each release.
To anyone new to your music, name 3 words that best describe your sound.
Different, authentic and emotionally raw vocals, afrobeat/r&b/pop fusion
Introduce yourself (yourselves) and your hidden talent!
Hello, my name is Tina Rix, and I am a Nigerian American international afrobeat/r&b hip-hop genre blending artist who is also a licensed mental health professional, and social justice advocate. I’m also a doctoral student, group practice outpatient mental health clinic owner, award-winning film director, and independent recording artist. I believe advocacy for mental health is important and we should never stop trying to reach out and help others by sharing our stories. I am sharing this message through the means of film projects and my music. I have a few singles released in anticipation of my full length album titled, No Looking Back, which will be released January 14, 2022
What made you decide that music is the right path for you?
Music is a great avenue to help reach people about the importance of sharing your story and working through past trauma and mental health issues. It has always been part of my life, but I placed it to the side several times in my life due to financial and personal life reasons. It’s a tough industry to be part of, so when I returned to music I had a greater purpose and vision, which was to impact the world in a positive way by using my music to reach people in. need of healing. I have found the entire process of making this full length high quality album empowering and healing as well.
What’s your writing process like? Do you write the music or lyrics first?
I write and have a team that helps to tweak and edit the lyrics and melody to ensure I am correctly getting my message across in the most relatable way possible. We can go through the writing and recording process multiple times before I’m satisfied with the track.
What’s the best advice you’d give to your younger self?
Never love anyone so much that you have no love left for yourself. Never over share… over give… over love… when it is not reciprocated. You deserve all the love that you so freely share with others, which helps emotionally, spiritually, and financially support them and their brands. The same treatment should be given to you as well. If it is not, then you need to pull back and pour some or all of that magic into yourself.
What’s the music scene like where you are from?
I’m in Austin, TX, the Live Music Capitol of the World. There are lots of great acts that come here to make it each and every year from all around the world. It’s a creative and fun place to be if you are a true music love an/or musician at heart. My sound and music is not common here, but it is being embraced and applauded which is really awesome to see your art be appreciated. It’s humbling and encouraging.
Tell Mogg Blog viewers about your latest release! What’s the inspiration behind that?
Do Better is about asking a lover to do better, cause the effort is lacking majorly lol