Music has the power to make any listener feel empathy for what the musician is going through. Whether its a break up song or even a track to lift spirits, the words somehow makes everything feel better. Nevertheless, artists portrait the living picture of what all humans encounter in life. Adversity, love, pain and even sorrow fuels the pen to begin magic. Recently I had the pleasure of talking with this young lady and it was almost as if I knew her for years. With gorgeous looks and natural talent, Dyna Edyne is not only a singer/songwriter. She is a grounded woman with a timeless sound that goes far beyond any fad. Check out her EP ‘Branches’ below and prepare for musically ecstasy.
JT: When did you know music was going to be a career for you?
Dyna: I grew up singing and I can remember the first music video I experienced. It was The Spice Girls and I knew that music was something I wanted to do! I use to fantasize about making it threw American Idol, but everyone has their own journey. I realized that my talent made me different and it set me apart from others.
Dyna: Definitely Brandy, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Mariah Carey, Aaliayh, Jennifer Lopez and a lot more. I grew up singing songs in my room from these women and its shaped me into the artist I am today.
JT: If you was not in the music industry, what would your career be and why?
Dyna: If I was not doing music, I think my career would be a Baker or a Pastry Chef. I love bread and sweets!
JT: What influences your music?
Dyna: Emotions and life is a major influence in my music. Life at times can be a roller coaster and its our job to make the best of every situation. Because my upbringing was so grounded, music was rooted through my veins. As a child, the idea of utilizing my time was embedded in my head.
Even though we moved around a lot when I was a kid, my mother always supported my dreams. She is a free spirit but still rigid at times. Growing up in a Haitian family, I was taught to do the “traditional” thing in life; go to college, obtain a career, and have a family. But I feel like we are a blessed generation; we have choices and society has evolved since our parents era. What we go through on the daily, we can put that energy into our art and calling.
JT: Why is it essential to have your own sound?
Dyna: Having your own sound is what separates you from the crowd. Your own sound is everlasting and it goes a long way. You actually have the chance to share your true gift to the world and it does not have a price tag on it. When you are familiar with what makes your special, it has the power to keep you level headed.
JT: What does True Urban Culture mean to you?
Dyna: True Urban Culture means being authentic and allowing your inner light to illuminate! Confidence is the key and setting your own standards is important. I am here for the long run and I feel that I am setting new boundaries and new shit is being accepted.