Finding Your Authentic Voice w/ Lorea Turner
It takes talent and perseverance to find your authentic voice, and Lorea Turner has done just that and built an significant fan following at the same time.
SB (StarBeat): The Right Mix: Which ingredient do you think makes you special and unique as a performing artist?
LT (Lorea Turner): My tone and my ability to multitask with singing and playing the piano. The piano is a huge part of who I am as an artist. I also know I have a very unique tone so when I sing, you know it’s me. My voice is incomparable.
SB: Undercover: How do you choose cover songs?
LT: I go to my comments and know that my supporters are always looking for more and give me request all the time. Sometimes I like them, sometimes I don’t.
I just do what my audience recommends and I’ll also go to Billboard Top 100 to see what’s hot and trending.
SB: Influential: Who has influenced you in your development as an artist?
LT: I have always admired Whitney Houston. She just had a spark about her that no one else has. When she sings, you feel it. That’s what music is all about. The feeling.
She helped me understand why I even sing in the first place. I will always ask myself after every performance “How did I make people feel?” She inspires me the most as an artist because she was just herself. Authenticity is key.
SB: The Path: How did you get to where you are now?
LT: I started from Vine years ago. I was really consistent and enjoyed making videos and started building a fan base of over 100,000 people. Once Vine ended, I took my talent to Instagram. Celebrities would repost my videos and would always reach out. I found my management team through social media and they’re a true blessing. Networking truly has helped me gain everything I have.
SB: Are you planning on recording your own songs?
LT: Yes, I am actually in the process of recording a project. I’m really excited about it because it’s my first one. I’ve been creating with super dope producers and songwriters who push me to be my best.
SB: Alternate Reality: What would you be doing if you weren’t making music?
LT: I am full-time college student and I’m studying Communications. My concentration is Public Relations and minoring in Business. I’m unsure what I would want to do with my degree once I graduate since it’s more of a self-accomplishment, but I definitely have always had a desire to be a music executive for record labels. I can’t run away from music, I love it too much. If I couldn’t make it to be in the front, I would still work behind the scenes.
SB: Do you have any advice for new singers?
LT: Self-discipline and consistency is truly key. It’s common to sometimes feel like you don’t want to record a cover video for social media or pull an all-nighter in the studio, but it’s worth it. You have to push through and just do it. Becoming a more known singer is difficult, but it’s not impossible. Just keep working hard.
SB: Is there anything else you’d like to share?
LT: Always be you. You can’t beat authenticity. There’s no such thing as “wrong” in music. Music is so free that you should never feel pressured to conform to a certain sound.
Do what feels right to you.
SB: Bonus: Where can we find more of you?
LT: You can check out my covers mainly on my Instagram and Twitter at @LoreaTurner. I just got into YouTube, so you can subscribe to my channel at Lorea Turner as well! My Facebook “like” page is also Lorea Turner.
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