By Bridney C.
It is a pleasure to interview Scarlett for the Sweet Scoop.
Scarlett is a 19-year-old singer-songwriter from New London, Connecticut. Of Dominican descent, she started singing and writing music at age 7.
She taught herself how to play the piano and guitar, but stopped at age twelve to play sports. All while dedicating herself to sports, she continued to sing and write songs.
In addition to singing, Scarlett plans to attend Three Rivers Community College to pursue a degree in Phlebotomy, and would love to open an online business that has kept her "busy working so many hours to start up."
In this edition of Q&A, Scarlett explains her musical sound, which of her original songs is her favorite, and the challenges she has faced as a singer.
Bridney C: How would you describe your musical sound?
Scarlett: I would describe my music sound as soft and natural. It seems effortless when I sing. The beats I use are usually smooth and melodic. I often get that I resemble singer, Jhené Aiko when I sing.
BC: What is your favorite original song you have performed so far? How long does it take for you to prepare your singing live videos?
S: I posted a video on my Instagram of an original song called “Thoughts,” and it’s one of my favorite original songs. When preparing to film a singing video it usually takes me 30 minutes to set up, record, and post.
BC: If you could travel back in time to meet a famous musician who would it be?
S: If I could travel back in time, I would want to meet Whitney Houston while she’s in the studio because I would love to see her bring her songs to life in person. Her voice was incredible.
BC: Have you ever faced any challenges as a singer?
S: When I first began, I struggled with stage fright. I have worked on it over the years, and I’ve gotten a lot better about becoming vulnerable in front of a crowd when I sing.
BC: What kind of advice would you give to someone who would like to start a music career, but who may be nervous or scared to pursue their dreams?
S: The best advice I could give is when you perform, act as if you are alone in your room. Don't think about it too much, and just go for it. Patience and creativity go hand in hand. That helped me a lot with stage fright.
BC: If you could be any fruit or vegetable, what would you be and why?
S: I would be Passionfruit. I love all fruit, but Passionfruit is the best, it’s sweet, juicy, and delicious.
To hear and see more from Scartlett, be sure to follow her on Instagram