Finding Your Authentic Voice w/ Lorea Turner

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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. 
 
 
Lorea TurnerSB: 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. 
 
 
Lorea TurnerSB: 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. 
 
 
Lorea TurnerSB: 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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