By JR Valrey, The People’s Minister of Information
Bay Area songstress Andrezia has recently dropped a single, perfect for the upcoming summer, called “Sunshine”; where she serenades an allusion to the classic Roy Ayers song “Everybody Loves the Sunshine” in the hook, briefly.
In this era of the woman musician, Andrezia fits perfectly, with her video vixen looks, and her sexual racy lyrics, similar to today’s musical giants Rihanna and Cardi B. Andrezia’s sultry singing voice is complemented perfectly by the laid back “player” lyrics of rapper LoveRance, on their recently released single, “Sunshine”. I sat down to do an exclusive interview with the talented songbird, so that she could tell us everything that is cooking in the mix with her single, as well as her retirement from rap music, among other things. Check her out in her own words.
JR Valrey: Can you tell us about this collabo song that you dropped on May 10? Who is it with? And how did you decide, you two wanted to work together?
Andrezia: Sure. May 10 I dropped my first single of the year, it’s called “Sunshine” feat. LoveRance. My girl Calligraphy who is a female rapper, out of Sacramento, linked the two of us, and the rest was history. Shot out to Calligraphy for introducing me to LoveRance.
JR Valrey: Is this release a part of a bigger project? What’s the name of it? And when will it drop?
Andrezia: Yes this release is part of a bigger project. I’ll be dropping a full album around September, so this is the first of two singles I’ll be releasing before the full project. The album will be called “fEMINI”, with me being a Gemini and a female it made sense. The album will touch on the duality of the Gemini, and all the dimensions of the Gemini personality. You will definitely have a better understanding of us after hearing this album. And I am also excited to have worked with some Oakland legends on this one.
JR Valrey: How long have you been rhyming and who influenced you to rap?
Andrezia: Well I’ve retired from rap lol. And decided to take up singing full time. I come from a family of musicians who definitely played a part in me becoming an artist. Mariah Carey’s album “Music Box” was the first cd I ever owned, a gift from my mother, which I cherished when I was 6 years old. That’s when I knew I wanted to sing. I’ve been recording music for 14 years.
JR Valrey: What makes you different from other women vocalists in the Bay or northern Cali region?
Andrezia: Well everyone is different in their own way. We were all born unique. I thrive off being original, so if that means staying off social media and the internet, I’ll do it just to make sure I’m staying my authentic self.
JR Valrey: With the music industry changing, and singles being more important than records, do you think that benefits the artists more? Or how do you see it?
Andrezia: I think that artists should have the freedom to do both. If you wanna drop a single do it. If you wanna drop an album, do that, but whatever you do give it your all. I just want to have a huge catalog of great music for my fans.
JR Valrey: For music lovers just becoming aware of you, who are some other artists and producers that you have worked with, in the past?
Andrezia: Ke On the Track (his big hit was “Swag Surfin”), SHONUFF who produced Clyde Carson’s “Slowdown”, Md The Producer out of Oakland, who’s got some big records on the way as well. My latest release, “Sunshine”, was produced by my musical genius homie Prodigy, who is D’Wayne Wiggins’ nephew. He’s amazing on the keys.
JR Valrey: As an artist, what do you have planned for the rest of the year?
Andrezia: I’m focused on growth this year, and elevation. I’m “staying on the grind” of releasing new content for the fans. I have been doing a lot of features, so look out for those as well, and be on the lookout for the album.
JR Valrey: How can people stay online with your music?
Andrezia: You can find my music on iTunes, Spotify, and YouTube. And you can stay updated on what I have going on