A Nail Date with Aáyanna

Aáyanna has a very peaceful energy. Although she's soft spoken, her words carry weight. She creates what she calls "emotional ass music".  She just dropped her newest EP: Blue Moon

Even though her family business is music, she is making her own name in the industry. She's the type to shine on her own and shine her light on others.

We met through a recommendation by Brooklynn. Since our original meeting, we've met up almost bi-weekly for fill-ins. Her sets have been some of my favorite. 

If you were a crayon, what color would you be and why?
It would depend on my mood.
When I'm in the studio..I always like colored lights. I always put on blue because I make emotional ass music, not gonna lie. 

What keeps you up at night?
I think a lot. I'm an over-thinker and it gets really bad sometimes. I think about lyrics. I'll hear something in my head and I can't go to sleep unless I write it down and finish the song cuz it'll keep me up.
I stay up late writing a lot of the time.

How long have you been singing?
When I was five my mom put me in the church choir and I would have like solos but I grew up really shy. Hitmaka and my dad were really cool and he would always ask me to sing for him but I wouldn't do it. He was even like I'll pay you and I STILL didn't do it I was that scared. just really nervous. it took me a while to get out of my shell and out of my head.
I was in a group with my cousin for a while when I was younger...and I hated it.
I knew that when I started to do music again that it would be done my way. Nobody can tell me how to do it. I'm gonna talk about what I want so thats really what I've been doing.

How were you in grade-school?
I was in gymnastics for a while. My mom wanted me to do all the girly things. She put me in cheerleading. So I pretty much did every dancing program. I did plays and musicals for a while during the summer. and i moved around a lot so keeping friends was hard. thats one of the things that I'm working on, keeping relationships. I would say Im a people person when I like you.

What is your perfect day?
If I woke up fully rested for once. Go to the gym and not be tired after I go to the gym. Everybody says working out gives you energy...that shit does not give you energy!! Go into the studio and loving every song I did. and then go home where my room is clean and light some candles and maybe watch some Netflix. And not being irritated by anybody. If I was just happy the whole day...thats a good ass day.

What do you watch on Netflix?
I finished YOU in like three days. I just finished this show called Cheer. I loved it because it reminded me when I was in. I just started The Haunting of Hill House. I only watched it because the girl off of YOU is in it. It's good so far.

Do you read often?
I'm starting to. I think everyone in this generation has a mild case of ADHD. Like when you're reading and then you start thinking about something else and you're like "wait what the f*ck did I just read" and then you gotta read it again.
I just started this book How to Win Friends and Influence People. It's a book really meant for people that work in hospitality but it has gems in it about how to talk to people and get the best results. I haven't gotten far because his voice is kind of boring as f*ck.
Theres this other book too and its about manifestation and i really need that. It's really helped with my confidence and how i speak to myself. Now I have affirmations.

Could you share your affirmations?
My affirmations make me feel more confident and the more I say them the more I believe it.
I am confident.
I am safe on the road.
I'm wealthy .
I'm a magnet for money
I'm worthy of being loved
I don't need anybody to make me happy, I'm happy on my own.
I don't need anyone else to feel whole.

Religious or spiritual?
I think I was a sophomore...my girlfriend at the time was a Mormon, but she was gay so she didn't f*ck with religion. My mom taught me that you have to believe in something. If you don't, then you just fall for everything. I kind of strayed away from Christianity because I always felt like they were always like "holier than thou" and I don't believe that one sin is heavier than another.
My granddad is a really spiritual person like he does light therapy. Whenever I would go over and say I would be allergic to his cats, he would set me up under the lights. And it would work but I think it's really a mind thing. Then I started to get into astrology and manifestation. I feel like God and the universe are the same thing. Because if you're talking out loud then you're manifesting it.
I believe in frequencies. Theres a frequency for wealth and there's a frequency for happiness and stress and anxiety. So before I go to sleep I'll put on money music. If I'm thinking too much I'll put on the one for anxiety. I think it works because recently I haven't been without money in my pocket. It's definitely a mindset.

What's your favorite song off of the album?
Well, Edge of the World was the name of the beat and I had it for a while. In a relationship--not even just a lovey dovey relationship--it gets to the point where you're in this negative state and you don't know how to get out of it. You wanna fix it because you wanna be with them but you don't know what to do so you're asking them what to do and now both of you are just lost. So it feels like you're at the edge of the world like you're lost.

Do you believe in conspiracy theories?
Why not? I don't think there's a right or wrong answer because nobody has the right answer. I heard someone say space is just water, and the holes are just light reflecting the water. It makes sense to me because gravity doesn't make sense to me. If you're in space and you're floating, you're floating just like how you would in water and you can't breathe out there without the suit because you can't breathe under water. And then what is holding this f*cking ball up? It's FLOATING in WATER.

Here's a few of the sets that we've done since we met earlier this year. 

Aáyanna's a true creative at heart. Be sure to stream her music. 

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