Christina Morgan-Diaz has been on our radar for some time, most not too long ago together with her single, ‘You Are’, which encompasses a music video that reveals her going about her life. We loved it a lot and will relate very effectively, and so we took the chance to ask her a couple of questions.
Hello Christina, thanks for chatting with me! I’ve loved the video in your music, ‘You Are’. It’s good to see the behind the scenes of what occurs in your on daily basis life, and that you just’re identical to the remainder of us! What motivated you to shoot the clip like that?
It was round Fall 2021 and my household immediately was going by way of this disaster that got here out of left discipline. All I might take into consideration at that second was, “How on the earth do I get by way of this whereas having to proceed working my counseling job, care for my youngsters, be there for my household and keep sane?” It was then that I spotted I wanted to be weak and present that facet to my life, as a result of so many others are going by way of it as effectively.
Whereas your music is clearly about placing your belief in God to see you thru, each good days and dangerous, I discover it’s nonetheless inspirational for these with out the identical religion. Did you propose that or is it an added bonus?
I’ve been blessed to have grown up with buddies and people who find themselves of assorted faiths or who don’t subscribe to any religion in any respect. Even so, a lot of these buddies, no matter their beliefs, have reached out in time of must ask for prayer or ask how I survived…?” So this video is a tribute to everybody who sooner or later might have misplaced their religion or are searching for for one thing to carry on to that can get them by way of.
Exterior of God, who do you discover inspiring? And what musical artists are your “go to” once you simply need to take heed to some music?
I used to be uncovered from a younger age to Blues, People Music, Gospel and different varied music genres. The vocalists whom I’ve appeared as much as for years have been Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, Anita Baker, Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera and extra not too long ago Tori Kelly, Lauren Daigle, and Tasha Cobbs Leonard. Too many to say! Ugh! Lol
We love your voice! How did you get into music within the first place?
My father was a Blues guitar participant and managed Blues and Gospel artists throughout my youth. From the age of three, he would play guitar and accompany me whereas I stood on high of our vintage eating room desk, with a mic in my hand and would sing songs I made up. He used to take me with him to their late evening gigs on Bleeker road in New York…I used to be in all probability the one child within the blues bar, however I liked each minute of it.
Do you’ve got any recommendation for individuals who are struggling by way of life?
One of many greatest challenges we face in life is commonly monetary constraints. Many people have desires, nonetheless, we don’t know the way or don’t consider we are able to get hold of them as a result of we don’t have the cash to take action. I urge you to take a second look on the greater image and start to note the assets round you, as a result of in my case it meant taking these first child steps and making the very best with what I received. Many instances I needed to ask for assist from each proficient particular person I knew to coach me up and took no matter amount of cash I might provide you with initially of my profession and commenced recording one music at a time. From there on my desires started to actualize and so can yours too!
In a associated query, what recommendation do you’ve got for individuals who try to get a begin in music?
It is extremely necessary within the music business to have your music recorded. So if all you’ll be able to afford proper now’s one music, then hurry up and ask for a fee plan and report, report, report! Subsequent I might say to carry out as many dwell gigs as humanly potential as a result of that’s your coaching floor and that’s how you start to satisfy individuals who will love your music and help you.
Lastly…what query do you want somebody would ask you in an interview, however no person ever does? And what’s the reply to that query?
I believe one query that is essential is, how does an artist put together proper earlier than a efficiency? Or for that matter, how does anybody put together earlier than a job? I used to be lucky to have gotten to know one of many girls from my church choir who took me below her wing and confirmed me the significance of spending time in prayer earlier than the presence of God, in order that once I go earlier than an viewers I’ve one thing to present out of an overflow as a substitute of operating on empty. That point spent in prayer, even when it’s only a few minutes earlier than a efficiency can go a good distance! Thanks a lot! And thanks to my superb workforce who’ve made this potential!
Watch the music video for ‘You Are’ under, and discover out extra about Christina Morgan-Diaz and her music on-line on her official web site, Fb, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.