Get To Know: The Sensational Smilee
Singer-songwriter Smilee began singing and dancing at a young age before gaining a place at the acclaimed Brit School alongside artists such as Adele, Amy Winehouse and Kate Nash. This is where, aged just 14, she wrote her first song with her best friend. Her passion for both writing and performing music has continued ever since. Smilee has dedicated her life to live performance, touring the UK and internationally. Which is where she was discovered by world- famous music manager Denis Ingoldsby known for artists such as Eternal, Louise, Dina Carroll, The Honeyz, Body Rockers, and The Nightcrawlers.
She now has her sights set on global domination of the dance world with her ethereal club music starting with her debut single Wavelength which peaked #4 in the Commercial Pop Charts and Number 3 in the Black Music Charts! Feel Like peaked #5 in the Commercial Pop Charts after being released in February 2021. Lift Me Up released on the 20th August 2021 is a song that has been written by Smilee so we can all try to lift each other up as a way of life.
Let's get to know Smilee here in an exclusive interview with Curious For Music...
- So firstly, how would you describe your sound?
Uplifting soulful dance but the stripped back acoustic versions also have a life of their own.
- What’s a typical day in the studio like for you?
If I hear something that inspires me I use that as basis but then the concept and message of the song and lyrics are the next thing. A good melody is of course everything!
- Do you have to be in a certain mood to write a song?
I find inspiration everywhere i go so I can apply my mood and always be creative.
- Who are your three biggest musical inspirations?
Mariah, Christina, Whitney for vocals but lots of soul music inspires me too. Alicia Keys and Lady Gaga!
- Who is the best band you've ever seen play live?
Rudimental at Glastonbury, the mix of vocals and live percussion.
- What’s the toughest part of the industry for you?
It’s been not playing live through lockdown.
- What’s the most enjoyable part of the industry?
- What’s in store for you for the rest of 2021?
More releases and some really cool collaborations! I have a big announcement soon too you can follow me to find out more.
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