Each artist searches for their own unique voice demonstrating to the world their perspective on life. Up-and-coming R&B singer Lafonda have been creating her lane with a positive blend of lyrics and exciting performances for over 5 years. The Bronx native has been running all over the Tri-State creating a solid following. A self proclaimed Bronx bombshell, Lafonda attempts to bring only a thoroughly new sound to the airwaves, unlike new artist whom often duplicate others.
Singersroom.com: As a new artist please introduce yourself?
Lafonda: I’m from the Bronx and I have been singing for a very very long time.
Singersroom.com: How long is very long, you look like you still can be in high school?
Lafonda: I have been pursuing my career for about five years. I went to the Choir Academy of Harlem High School; after I graduated I decided I wanted to pursue a career as a singer. My mother was a singer so I grew up listening to a lot of old school music plus she sang to me.
Singersroom.com: Do you think you’re a better singer than your mother?
Lafonda: She doesn’t sing anymore so I can’t really answer that (laugher). Back in the day she knew how to blow. She is my inspiration.
Singersroom.com: If you broke down your craft into dancing, songwriting and singing, which would be your favorite?
Lafonda: I love all of them But I love being on stage, I love the vibe from the audience when I’m on stage. I like performing the most.
Singersroom.com: How did you perceive “the grind” to be compared to the actual reality of becoming a star?
Lafonda: I always knew it was going to be a grind because when I was younger I wanted to start pursuing this when I was thirteen. [I didn’t start until] I was sixteen because my mother has always told me that it was hard and to be prepared. I knew it was hard but my passion for it is what keeps me going.
Singersroom.com: With your music and sound, what do you want people to walk away with?
Lafonda: First I would say my sound is totally different from any other R&B artist that is out. I would say my sound is vintage and new school.
Singersroom.com: Like James Brown meets Justin Timberlake?
Lafonda: Yeaâ¦Yea perfect. I like to talk about positive things; I want to be a role model.
Singersroom.com: What songs have you written that demonstrate you as a role model?
Lafonda: I have a song called “Positive Things In Life,” it is a true story about this guy who lived on my block. He was selling drugs and got killed over some money and basically what I’m trying to say is there are other options. —— By: Interview By Adeniyi Omisore