A Houston RnB singer is creating her own opportunity and putting her music out for the world to hear. Artist Mallory started singing at a young age in church and also knew it was something she wanted to pursue. In the beginning, her family didn’t take her serious but they eventually realized that singing was going to be something she would pursue. She took a break from music when she decided to go to school and get a degree in Public Relations. Music has always been a passion for Mallory so she decided to give it another try. I was able to interview her about her background, music inspirations and more.
Danii: Did you get discouraged when your family didn’t take you seriously at first?
Mallory: In a way, yes; but back then I don’t think I cared too much. It started to affect me more later in life than it did originally.
Danii: Who are your music inspirations?
Mallory: Definitely Chris Brown! He is beyond talented. Beyonce has also shaped some of my style, but I listen to all kinds of music, so I’m also influenced by gospel, oldies, anything that I can learn from
Danii: Being a Houston native, do you feel like you have to be just as good as someone like Beyonce since that’s her hometown as well?
Mallory: I don’t feel I have to, but I am. The difference is the experience and the hours put in at the same point in time. If I continue to work hard and learn, my talent will grow and show just like hers has.
Danii: Ideally, where would you like to be musically in 2 years?
Mallory: I want to be at the point at which I’m touring and have a decent audience; maybe not icon level, but definitely known nationally.
Danii: What are your favorite topics to sing about?
Mallory: That’s a hard one. *thinks about it* Man, I don’t know. I like to sing about whatever’s real. It may not be something going on right at that moment, but I just pull form experiences and desires. From there my favorite topic for the moment comes out. Love songs always leaves room for the most emotion, in my opinion.
Danii: Being a philanthropist and an advocate for mental health, did writing and singing help you get through those dark times?
Mallory: I wouldn’t say music helps me all the way through hard times because it can’t always give me better perspective and different ways to handle things, but music is definitely therapeutic for me. When I listen, it’s like having my closest friend there with me and when I sing it’s like getting everything off my chest.
Danii: What made you want to dedicate your birthday to The Premier Benefit & Birthday Bash?
Mallory: I always wanted to throw a charity birthday party. I wanted to celebrate while making it about more than me. Everything came together after going through severe depression. That became my fight, therefore something I could relate to and help others with. I just remember thinking, “if I feel this way, others do too.”
Danii: What message do you want to send in your music?
Mallory: I just want people to know that we’re all human. Artists go through the same stuff listeners do: love, heartbreak, family issues, doubt, fear, depression, good times, bad times, etc.
Mallory’s new single 1hunned is out today, make sure you check it out on all streaming services!!