Thanks for doing our interview Dina Renee. Please tell us about yourself, how does it feel being a Social Influencer and a Performer in LA?
I have always dreamed of being an influencer. I remember reading the book “The Tipping Point” in college and realizing I’m definitely the kind of person that if I love something I want everyone to know about it. Performing in LA is a dream come true. I was always too scared to perform my original songs in Tennessee but in LA I feel like I’m in my element. I feel I’m where I belong.
What do you feel has been your best musical release thus far into your career?
“La La La.” It was very special to me because it was my first music video and I released it on my Mom’s birthday. She passed away from cancer 4 years ago tomorrow. It has a double meaning it seems like it’s about a breakup but I also wrote it about the pain I felt of possibly losing my Mom and I was using my love of music to get me through it.
What musicians would you most like to collaborate with?
Britney, Bebe Rexha, Rihanna.
If you could only be remembered by one song what would it be?
My new single “What I’m Not Gonna Do” -I want to be remembered as someone who inspires people to know their worth and not settle for someone who is physically or emotionally abusive to them. I dealt with this a lot in my relationships and realized losing my mom and my best friend who was killed by a former boyfriend how short life is.
How would you describe your live show to any readers of ours who have not seen your show yet?
My live show colorful, intimate, and funny I guess? Sometimes I have a full band sometimes just a guitarist or it’s just me playing the piano.
I love connecting with the crowd and sharing stories in between. I was born without a filter and I did stand up comedy a few times when I moved to LA -sometimes I feel like any stage is a chance to tell the crowd what an actual idiot I am but then go into singing serious songs.
Every artist has a way. What is your why when it comes to creating music?
When I think back to my very first memories as a child maybe 3 years old-I knew instinctually music was what I loved and I remember hearing a strong voice (I realize this may sound crazy) but it told me I was supposed to do this one day. When I was young I struggled with anxiety and being painfully shy. Music and performing are what made me feel ok. I will never let that little girl down.
If you could only listen to one song on repeat for a solid week…what would it be?
My best friend Alexandra Fresquez new song “Flame” -it’s so hard to find songs that have real meaning anymore and her voice is seriously my favorite to listen to.
She lost her mom last year to cancer as well at the same age I lost mine. “Flame” is about that and I cry every time I hear it. I have listened to it for 3 weeks straight. It’s all I want to hear.
Tell us about your favorite LIVE shows so far as an artist.
I love live shows when I can have a colorful background with my name in lights and a full band.
List your social media links and Spotify please so our readers can find you.
@dinarenee on everything.
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