In this Dream Tour segment, the pop artist, Vanda, reveals who she would want on her ultimate tour lineup. You can check out their picks, after the break.
Although I’ve been experimenting with more hip-hip/r&b sounds, I still draw a lot of inspiration from pop/singer-songwriter artists. I think at the root of my artistry will always be the singer-songwriter in search of the next best feel-good melody. So, it wasn’t a surprise when I was thinking of my favorite artists, these amazing talents came to mind.
Sasha Sloan has been on my radar for a while now & if anyone asks me today, I’d have to say she’s my favorite songwriter. She’s written for Camilla Cabello, John Legend, Tinashe, Anne-Marie, Charli XCX, Kygo, Odesza etc., but her own projects are my fav..her ear for melody and word placement sets her apart from a lot artists right now, in my opinion. She also seems like the most chill, down to earth person to work with / be friends with, and that goes a long way in the music industry.
It wasn’t until this year that I discovered Kevin Garrett, but when I did, I couldn’t believe it took me that long to find him. He came onto the scene after being nominated for a Grammy for his work on Beyoncé’s Lemonade album, but much like Sasha Sloan, his own work is just as amazing. His music has influences of legends like John Mayer, and the soul of Sam Cooke, but elevated & fresh – with lyrics and word play that is super inspiring and wildly relatable. His voice also blows me away..it has a control and precision that every singer looks to obtain, and he does it with such ease! I love him so much.
I was born into the music scene. My Dad owns a recording studio in Chicago & is an accomplished guitar player/producer – so, from as far back as I can remember, I’ve been involved in the music scene. Take that & add in my love for musical theater growing up, I became quite the vocal snob! Lol I valued tone, acrobatic technique, emotional energy & control early on and I swear, the first time I heard YEBBA’s voice on YouTube two years ago, I couldn’t believe what I was listening to! This girl is hands down one of the best vocalists out there now. What a dream it would be to tour with someone as talented & gracious as YEBBA. To be able to listen to her sing every day would quite literally be a dream come true. I stan YEBBA <3