Hailing from the San Francisco Bay area, The Lovely Eye'z is a dynamic singer, pianist and actress who possesses versatility, flair and finesse. Versed in the genre of Pop, she began her musical journey at the young age of 4. Influenced by artistes like Aaliyah, Johnny Mathis, Fats Waller, Little Richard, Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers , Michael Jackson, the Sugar Hill Gang, & Mistah FAB, Eye'z has crafted her own unique style. Motivated to attain success, she refined her skills by studying music, piano and acting a school for fine arts. Eye'z has released a number of great singles including “Go For It” and “Levitating” (remix) which was featured on Bongo Boy Records compilations and “Dedicated...” which was re-released on Vol. XI. While staying true to her roots, Eye’z embraces the contemporary side of music as well. Unabatedly, Eye'z compelling persona shines through her music to form a deep and long-lasting connection with her fans. Eye’z is signed to Bentley Records.
Was there something (an experience) or someone in your life that was the "catalyst" for you to start writing music? Tell us about it. I've always just felt it in my heart. However, there were a few times having a boyfriend or two encouraged me or kind of pushed me a little bit to write a song. Also when I was younger I didn't realize that I was writing about a day-dream that where I wished I would rather be and where I was.
Let's get this out of the way. What is the CRAZIEST thing that has ever happened to you in your music career?
That's really hard to say because everybody in this industry seems to be crazy!
What has been the high point of your music path?
Getting signed to Bentley records is pretty cool. I'm happy that they liked my music.
So, how do you approach songwriting or what is your creative process like?
There's so many different writing techniques, however I just sit at the piano and just play what's from my heart that's how I do. However, there are times when I go to the studio and I say no I want to do this today I want this Tempo that tempo or this style in that style.
What do you see as the biggest challenge facing Indie Artists today? Or, if you could ask the music industry to change one thing, what would it be?
The music industry needs to put more effort into helping artists who actually have the talent or the skill to do it. There's nothing more irritating than these artists who have such a great business plans and have all of the right business people with them and vaguely taking a couple of voice lessons here and there it's annoying.
If you could share the stage with one other artist or band, who would it be and why?
That’s hard to say right now because right now I'm really interested in Sly Stone but I've mainly been thinking about just working with him as a music as far as daydreaming is concerned LOL
What are your rehearsals generally like? Or, how do you prepare for a live show?
My rehearsals are really weird. There was one time I ended up having to rehearse last minute literally in my parking lot before show with a rapper. Sometimes rehearsals go good but I'm really into preserving my voice as well so I don't like a lot of distractions but it's topsy-turvy because it depends on what type of a show that I'm doing but most rehearsals it's kind of like a free space for me to really practice a number or song until I get it right but I tend to over rehearse sometimes and I got to quit doing that so much.
Pick one song that was your greatest challenge to write. Tell us about it!
"You Said" - That's my toughest song. You know, I don't usually care too much about comments on YouTube however I have a video of me performing this song and someone left a comment about the lyrics don't add up to much or something like that but that's the whole point of the song in a way, because the person I was in a relationship with didn't make any sense and the relationship didn't make any sense so in return my song doesn't make any sense in a way - it's not really what I chose to write about so much as that's just my experience and for some reason recording the song has the same effect.
What's coming up in the future?
I will definitely be doing a meet-and-greet tour in Oakland, Richmond and San Francisco, CA - more information about those meet-and-greets are on my website itseyez.com and please join my emailing list so you can stay up-to-date. Also, I'm going to be at the GRM Awards this year and I'm very excited about that.
Tell us where fans can access your music?