We had the good fortune of connecting with Tamara Kumbula and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tamara, what do you attribute your success to?
I definitely think that a factor that’s really important, especially in the music industry, is finding a unique sound that people haven’t heard before is still somewhat relatable so that you’re able to specifically market to target group of people. Personally, I think it’s more important to be unique because it makes you memorable and it sets you apart from millions of people that are also in your genre or niche so to speak. I also think that consistency is really important in the sense that constantly working to build your brand on a daily or weekly basis will definitely benefit your career substantially.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I think at the moment, I’m proud of how much I’ve progressed as a producer and songwriter. If I compare my first single to my last single , I can hear the improvement which is really good because as an artist you’re always trying to better yourself and really push yourself constantly. I’d definitely describe my music as a mixture of pop and experimental rap. I really want to write more songs about women empowerment and songs that make my listeners feel confident within themselves. I definitely think that my specific sound sets me apart from other artists just because I don’t think there are a lot of artists that sound like me specifically. I wouldn’t be where I am today without and if my family and my mentors in the industry that have helped me navigate all the ups and downs of the music industry.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I love going to the beach so I’d definitely take them to Laguna Beach and check out the bars over there. If things are open, Mama Shelter and Warwick are really dope stops to nightclub at. The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I definitely think my parents are a huge factor in my career so far. Just having a supportive family structure has really kept me grounded and I’m forever grateful to them.