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IBG Interview – 8 Questions With… Shakyra K. Sanders

When an artist is willing to pour their passion into their art, it becomes very evident to the listener. A connection can be made with the artist way beyond just the music. This openness will always build a real fandom. Our recent discovery Shakyra K. Sanders seems to be making this happen.

Forever a lover of the Arts, the innovative songwriter blends a variety of genres to create something that is truly unique. There are no barriers that hold back Shakyra K. Sanders.

New single “Om Love” is a perfect example. The style is tough to put a finger on as sounds seem to come from all angles to blend into something that is sometimes warm, yet sometimes harsh. Distorted guitars and a smooth keyboard melody. The song seeps into your mind creating an almost trance like feeling by the end. 

We had a chance to chat with Shakyra K. Sanders to get a little deeper into her drive and passion for music. Enjoy the interview here: 

First off, what drives you to create music?

Love really drives me to create and I am very passionate about art. I feel as though there is no limitation to art, it’s a forever journey. I fully embrace who I am and the art world is where I connect.

How would you describe the Shakyra K. Sanders sound? 

My sound is indie soul soft rock and metal. I like that my sound is always different and it tells a story. The listener can pick up on the emotion from the songs.

Which artists have had the biggest influence on you? 

I would say Buddy Guy has had the biggest influence on me. I really love how passionate his sound is. He is also a great entertainer. He tells a story when he plays and connects with the audience.

How does a song come together for you? Tell us about your songwriting process? 

I have to be in a certain mood to write songs, they usually just come randomly. But once I’m inspired, I commit to the song and the romance starts from there.

What do you hope the listener will take away from your music? 

I hope the listener can feel my emotions through the music, I really do enjoy connecting with people on that level. I’m not afraid to be vulnerable while I’m making art. I have to be in that kind of zone to fully connect with the listener.

Share some advice for other artists creating unique music?

I would say just to be yourself and try to communicate your message to the listener.

Give us a look at the future of Shakyra K. Sanders.

The future would be to connect with more people.


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