Conya Doss was able to take some time out of busy schedule to answer a few questions about her and the recent release “Blu Transition“. The album is great and gives fans the hit they need to carry on. As a long time fan, I’m very pleased and now can’t wait for the next one. :) Enjoy the interview. Album review is coming shortly.
Soulified: If you had 4 words to describe music, what would they be?
Conya Doss: Smooth, soulful, heartfelt, and raw.
Soulified: Why did you choose this time to act on your inspirations to create Blu Transition?
Conya Doss: It just came naturally, I do this for every record, all is just contingent on what I am experiencing during that given time.
Soulified: Who are some of your musical influences?
Conya Doss:Bonnie Raitt, Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, Donnie Hathaway, Prince, Angela Winbush, Michelle N’Degeocello, list goes on and on.
Soulified: What is your favorite track off of the new album, and why does it stand above the rest?
Conya Doss: “Never Be The Same” because it speaks of my whole experience this past year with regards to the birth of my son Blu. Life as I knew it will never be the same, in a great way of course.
Soulified: With the other people that worked with you on this album, who had the biggest impact?
Conya Doss: Rodney Jones, Myron Davis, Jayshawn, James Blaque, they all had something special to offer, with no one making an impact more than the other.
Soulified: How do you keep in balance the fight for creative control with the chance for major label success?
Conya Doss: It’s a constant struggle; I’d rather hold on to my creativity, I love music too much to compromise it. However, it would be great to have “the machine” behind you. An ideal situation would be a partnership, but that’s rare.
Soulified: Continuing with the previous question, how would you define success?
Conya Doss: When a supporter approaches me and tells me how much my music has inspired his or her life in one way or another, I have succeeded in reaching someone with my god given gift.
Soulified: Do you have a tour planned? If so what cities are on the list?
Conya Doss: Washington, Cleveland, Columbus, Toledo, Detroit, Birmingham, new york, and hopefully more to add.
Soulified: What tunes are currently in heavy rotation that you jam to?
Conya Doss: Anthony Hamilton’s album “Ain’t No Body Worrying” and all of Raphael Saadiq’s latest joints.
Soulified: Thank you for your time. Is there anything else you would like to tell our readers?
Conya Doss: Thanks for taking the time to listen to my music and visit my website www.conyadoss.com
Thanks Sweetlocs, for the great questions and your effort.