How did you first meet? Did you strike gold creatively out the gate or did you know each other personally prior to recording?
At the time we met we had the same potential manager who connected us by sending samples of our music to one another through email.We were both impressed by the music presented, we thought it would be a great Idea to meet in person. About a week or two later we met at a studio in Atlanta. We feel as though creatively we had chemistry out the gate and used that chemistry to our advantage when working on our debut project FTLOM (For the Love of Music).
How has living in Atlanta influenced how you approach songwriting?
At the time we met we had the same potential manager who connected us by sending samples of our music to one another through email.We were both impressed by the music presented, we thought it would be a great Idea to meet in person. About a week or two later we met in a studio in Atlanta. We definitely feel we struck gold instantly after collaborating on our first song (later titled “Jagged Edge”, the first track we recorded which birthed the idea for FTLOM.( For the Love of Music) Vol.1
Do you dabble in on another’s creative spectrums (ie Shakara help with production and City with songwriting?)
Absolutely. We trust, value, and respect each others creative opinion in all aspects of music and business.
What is the genre/artist that you’ve bonded with most?
AMN City: I bond with many genre’s and artist being a music-head its difficult to narrow it down . Im just a lover of the Art in itself.
Shakara West: I would have to say is the Artist I’ve bonded with the most creatively.
Shakara Wests: Aww thanks City! As for me Gospel, R&B, and Hiphop was the core of my upbringing so naturally I bond with a plethora of Artist from those genre’s from the 90’s to now.
What do you want the public to get most from your partnership?
We would like people to gain a source of inspiration, great music, entertainment, and to know that our partnership is real and genuine. We are excited to share FTLOM Vol. 1 for everyone to enjoy! Thank you so much for taking the time out To speak with us!
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