Chetti – In The City
Words + Interview by: Krystal Luster
Brooklyn native, and lover of all things music, Chetti is using her musical talents to connect with others across the world. When she isn’t working in the studio, blowing up the stage, or jotting down lyrics, Chetti finds time to relax by surrounding with family or binge watch a few episodes of her favorite TV shows. Chetti also enjoys connecting with fans via social media so be sure to add, follow, and “like” her on all available social media outlets.
When did you first notice your musical abilities?
At the age of three. I told my mother that music was the path I was going to pursue. I grew up around so much music, singing, and dancing that I fell in love with it.
Does singing run in the family?
It does actually. My maternal side is most musically inclined. My grandfather was a sax player, drummer, and vocalist and created The Continental Band in the 70s. My grandmother was a soprano and my mother also sings!
Did you ever sing in a school or church choir?
I did, I sang in my school’s Choral Group at Our Lady Of Guadalupe and whenever we had Mass I would sing as well.
What inspired you to choose the songs on your EP “In the City”?
It was the beginning of my journey as an artist and for me, they just seemed to fit where I was at in that moment. ‘In the City’ represents everything I felt with trying to make it in NYC and being super proud of where I’m from. ‘Electric’ is about finding that spark within myself and to rise above no matter what. #MADEINBKLYN might still be my favorite song to date. I wrote that song faster than anything I’ve ever written. I think I wrote it so quickly because I have such a deep-rooted love for where and how I grew up; It is such a huge part of who I am as a woman and an artist. No matter where I live, I will always be tethered to Brooklyn!
Are you currently working on an album?
I am! I’m currently in the process of finishing up and creating new music that will be releasing it soon!
Are there any artists you would like to work with if given the chance?
I would kill to work with Ryan Tedder, Bruno Mars and Drake and that’s only to name a few lol!
Is there a specific genre of music that has influenced your sound?
Definitely. I grew up listening to Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Celine Dion, as well as Gloria Estefan. So with those influences, 80’s & 90’s Pop is the most prevalent in my writing style and sound.
What are your goals and/or upcoming projects for the year 2017?
I’ll be releasing my new single “Gave You All of Me” late February in conjunction with my Webster Hall show! Goal-wise, I’m looking to get a record/ distribution deal with a major label, and tour the world!
How do you connect with your fans?
Through social media for sure. I like to stay in touch with them through dm. I think it’s really important for you to create strong bonds with the people that come out and support you.