We had the good fortune of connecting with Tiffani Nicholle and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tiffani, what’s something about your industry that outsiders are probably unaware of?
The one thing about my industry I feel most outsiders aren’t aware of is the number of sacrifices you have to make and how most times you don’t see results from your hard work until later down the line. Being in the music industry you have to learn how to balance your creativity with discipline, which means most times you have to work really hard while also balancing everyday life. The crazy thing is when you write a song, you don’t always reap anything from it right away. Whether you’re shopping it to other artists or releasing it yourself to DSP’s, it takes time for these things to build momentum as well as being paid royalties. Most people think you write a song, release it (or it gets placed) and boom, it blows up.. that’s not the case at all.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am a singer, songwriter, and author. I make music for those who are struggling with self-love and learning to embrace individuality. Music to me is a vehicle for healing, so my songs are always authentic and real. Recently I released my first project, “Single”, produced by Coragee, which took listeners on a journey inside what it has been like for me reentering the dating scene after not dating for over 5 years. The project was very vulnerable as songs like “Spiritual” talked about dating guys that pretend to be spiritual just to sleep with you and songs like “B.A.N.S” that talk about not wanting to be with someone who is spiritually, mentally, and emotionally broken. The project is the perfect example of what my artistry is about. It’s real, authentic, and really emphasizes learning self-love through heartbreaks while refusing to settle. Being a creative and a business owner isn’t easy because there are many sacrifices and challenges that come with it. For me, having a good support system, being a fast learner, and being adaptable is how I navigate through tough times. It isn’t an easy journey, but anything worth having isn’t.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Honestly, if my best friend was visiting, she’d have a list of places for us to go. Out of the two of us, she’s always been more outgoing and I’ve always been more go with the flow. I like low-key, outdoor stuff like trails, mountain hikes and etc, so when it comes to things to do I usually look to my friends cause I’d be ok with just staying home every night, haha. Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
One thing I’ve learned is that you can’t achieve greatness without the help of others. There are so many people who have helped me on my journey so far and who have taught me many invaluable lessons. The person I’d like to shout out today, is my brother, JO. For as long as I can remember he made music and growing up I always admired and wanted to be like him. When I decided to pursue music myself a few years back he really pushed me. He set the tone for me and the lessons he has taught me have helped me so much on my journey.
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