Dee’vyne has been singing since the early age of nine. She was brought up from a church background and has sung around the world singing for Radio 1, GMTV, the Caribbean ‘Spring Break ‘ the list is endless!
Dee’vyne writes songs which are usually inspired by the way she feels or the surroundings and society that she is in. Within her songs she likes to talk about positive things which will hopefully inspire someone to live a better life.
She has written numerous songs throughout the years and these songs are either written in poetry form, ballad, reggae, dancehall, rap or soul and they all constitute to society and aspects of life in general.
The genre that best suits her music is R&B with a Caribbean twist. However, she also likes to dabble in music such as: Dancehall, Reggae, Garage, Afrobeats, Contemporary Music and come up with her own unique style.
Her inspirations usually come from gospel singers or R&B artists that have a strong message to portray like: Mary j Blige, Alicia Keys, Lauryn Hill, Jasmine Sulivan, Musiq Soulchild, Mary Mary, Miss lady Dynamite. Read more here
Lisa: Hey Dee’vyne! You’ve started doing music at an early age. What music did you listen at the time, and did you always know you were going to be a musician?
Dee’vyne: Hey GMT!! Yes I started music at the early age of nine. At the time I listened to a lot of Gospel music and R&B and that’s where I feel that I got my soul sound from. And yes, from that point , I knew that I was going to be a singer.
Lisa: How would you describe the music that you typically create?
Dee’vyne: I think that I have my own unique style but I would say that it is a fusion of R&B and Dancehall with a Caribbean vibe.
Lisa: What is your creative process like?
Dee’vyne: The process for me starts with the sound of the music, which then encourages and insights me to get a vibe and then write some hot lyrics, which is true and relates to whatever I am feeling at the time.
Lisa: What has been the biggest surprise so far about making music your career? What has been an unexpected or welcome challenge to it all?
Dee’vyne: I think the biggest surprise was starting off as an R&B artist, recording in the studio and then one day I decided to make a R&B/Dancehall track and the crowd response was phenomenal. Everytime I sing and perform that track, somebody from the crowd gets up and literally gets on the stage and dances with me. I made a song that had a dance routine to it and the crowd loved it.
Lisa: What is the mission of Dee’vyne?
Dee’vyne: I am working on an album which has 3 parts to it… That’s all I can give away for now!! But the album(s) will be phenomenal!! Watch out for stripped back raw vocals and ballads to all the way Dancehall and a bit of rapping to. I got a bit for everybody in these albums!!
Lisa: Who are some of your favorite artists or rather, what musicians have continued to inspire you and your music? Who would you absolutely still love to work with in the future?
Dee’vyne: I am an absolute ‘Mary J Blige’ fan. I love the truth and the realness she brings in her songs and vocals. Lauryn Hill; again, another singer with a great story to tell. Musiq Soulchild – Male vocal range is just off the chains. Lady Dynamite, Mary Mary and Masica. I like music that is real and tells a story.
Lisa: I love your song and video for “ FIRE”. Where did you get inspiration to write it?
Dee’vyne: To be honest, I fell in love with the music and liked the range it offered so thought, why not fuse it with R&B, Hip Hop and Dancehall just to be different and give it a different flavour with a honest meaning and story behind it. So, I then spoke to a great Hip Hop and Dancehall artist. I explained the theme of the song, then we all took in the song and content, then we came back together and made a dope track.
Lisa: What does your curiosity look like? How do you explore things?
Dee’vyne: My curiosity comes from real life situations and my surroundings.
I like to make people think when they listen to my songs. I like the vocals to match the visuals. I want people to feel my music whole – heartedly and picture what I am saying. I want my music to change opinions, ideas and lives in a positive, real way.
Lisa: At the end of the day, what do you hope people take away from your music?
Dee’vyne: The truth!! Realness and passion.
Lisa: What’s next for Dee’vyne?
Dee’vyne: My 3-part album and tours and lots of visuals!!! Watch out for it all; It will be phenomenal!!