Connect with us

Music

Meet the Artist: Blair Monique

Jennifer Dixon speaks to Blair Monique about her career

Jennifer Dixon

Published

on

Jennifer Dixon: I am so honored to interview Blair Monique. To start, can you tell us what age you started singing and little bit about where your love for music began? 

Blair Monique: I started singing when I was about 2 years old. They tell me my grandfather was playing a record and I took a wooden spoon, stood on a table and went for it singing “somewhere out there” lol. Did she say lol? I loved listening to classic music, vinyl records… I fell in love with every style. I knew then what I wanted to do. 

JD: What a great story Blair. I can only imagine how beautiful your voice sounds at 2, which leads me to my next question. If you had to pick, what artist would you say inspired your career the most and why?

BM: I would have to say Kim Burrell. When I heard her music for the first time, I knew I had to do this thing called music for real. She made it ok to be different (for me) and express your art the way I wanted to. 

JD: Wow… she has impacted your life in a major way. I am curious to know if you had a chance to meet her and tell her how much she means to you?

BM: I have met her… we didn’t talk much but I have met her. But no, I didn’t tell her. 🙁

JD: Well, maybe you will someday. I think she will appreciate it so much. Can you describe the moment when you knew that you wanted to sing professionally?

BM: I guess I kinda answered that in question 1 lol maybe I’m prophetic. 🙂 

JD: Maybe it’s true. So, you recently released your newest single, “Miracles Can Happen.” Can you tell me the inspiration behind the song and what is the message you want people to know?

BM: My miracle story is my inspiration. God did this crazy thing for me that seemed impossible. The best way I knew to express my gratitude was through my music.

JD:  Well said. Your story is beyond powerful. It reassures me that God hears my prayers and He still does work miracles. What artist(s) would you like to collaborate with in the future?

BM: I’d love to collaborate with Jonathan McReynolds. I think he’s innovative and free in his approach to art. That would be super cool. 

JD: That sounds absolutely amazing. I am hopeful that it will happen soon. What is the best advice that you would give to those trying to break in the music industry?

BM: Hmmm, well….learn the business before you ever step into a booth. Save yourself years of disappointment and heartache by gaining knowledge. 

JD: I must say that you just gave some wonderful advice. There’s nothing wrong with educating yourself. Before I wrap up this interview, I just have to ask you this question. What is something that you want others to know about Blair Monique?

BM: I think I want people to know and remember that I loved people. That no matter the wrong turns I made, that my intention was to always be pure…. in my art and character.

JD: I love that answer. Thank you, Blair. I appreciate you setting time aside to speak with me. It was an absolute pleasure. Your future is shining so bright. Keep inspiring and continue to make a difference in people’s lives.


If you obsess over singers and bands, and are one of those people who make a playlist for every occasion, join CMN’s Music Journalism Course and get real-time experience, intense feedback on your writing, exposure to music industry insiders, and a great place to display build your portfolio. Get all the details on the Music Journalism Course here.

Jennifer is a graduate student studying English at Governors State University. She loves music and writing, which fueled her interest for a career in music journalism. She is currently working towards finishing her degree. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, shopping, and advocating for those with Cerebral Palsy.

CMN Music

Music2 days ago

Album Review: Tamino – ‘Amir (Deluxe)’

An expanded edition that offers poetic drama from beginning to end.

Music2 weeks ago

What Makes A Scary Song? Three Things Every Spooky Tune Needs

Genuinely scary sounds, an unsettling story, or just party jams with eerie sound effects?

Music3 weeks ago

React: Paste Magazine’s Best Albums of the 2010’s List

It's difficult for any one person to approach a list with complete objectivity,

CMN Vibes3 weeks ago

CMN Vibes: Spooky Season

The only playlist you'll need as Halloween gets closer.

Music1 month ago

4 Places to Read Great Music Journalism

Where to find great, free music writing and journalism on the web.

Essentials2 months ago

Four Useful Spotify Features for Music Writers: Part One

Tips, tricks and cool shortcuts to deepen your knowledge.

Music2 months ago

‘We’ll Carry On’: Examining the Legacy of Rock in the 2000s

The seeds planted by these bands are the reason rock will thrive for generations.

Music2 months ago

Man Arrested in Connection of Death of Rapper Mac Miller

28 year old Cameron James Pettit was arrested today on allegations of supplying deceased rapper Mac Miller with lethal drugs....

Music2 months ago

5 Things You’ll Quickly Learn After Moving From the USA to New Zealand

So you graduate college without any real career plan and decide to spend a year bartending so you can travel...

Music2 months ago

Review: Captain Beefheart, “Hair Pie: Bake 2”

An odd intrigue.

Essentials3 months ago

4 Podcasts Every Music Writer Should be Familiar With

Music journalists these days need to listen to a whole lot more than just music.

Music3 months ago

Cocaine and Rhinestones – Breaking Down Merle Haggard’s ‘Okie from Muskogee’

Tyler Mahan Coe brings the facts and the feel of history.

Music3 months ago

Track Review: Pool Kids – ‘$5 Subtweet’

Diving into a new age of confrontation.

by , SUNY Brockport
Music3 months ago

Hip-Hop’s Most Influential Artists of the Last Half -Decade

Drake, Migos, Travis Scott and more make the list.

by , SUNY Brockport
Music3 months ago

Podcast Review: The Needledrop: How To Get Into Death Grips

Dominick Rabrun joins Anthony Fantano for some intense chat.

Music3 months ago

Liily: Aiming to Turn the Music Industry Upside Down

California band is on the way up and has new music due out this fall.

Music3 months ago

Interview with Singer Natalie Clark

A CMN Q&A that touches on playing guitar, growing up in Glasgow, and being starstruck on 'The Voice.'

Essentials3 months ago

5 Essential Websites for Music Journalists

Great sources to confirm facts or come up with story ideas.

Music3 months ago

Brockhampton Announces New Album and Releases New Song

Brockhampton announced that their new album Ginger will be available on all platforms August 23. The budding rap group simultaneously...

Music3 months ago

Hot 100 Hometown Heat Map: Which State Makes the Most Hits?

Find where your favorite music comes from.

Music3 months ago

Podcast Review: ‘This Sounds Better’

A great podcast that covers key points important to engineers and producers.

by , Albright College
Music3 months ago

Podcast Review: Machine Gun Kelly on the CMN Podcast

Professional and informative.

by , SUNY Brockport

Great Reads

[]
1 Step 1
keyboard_arrow_leftPrevious
Nextkeyboard_arrow_right

Copyright © 2019 College Media Network