Q&A with singer/songwriter Fatima Revne

By Alex Brown - 25.5.20


RnB and pop singer Fatima Revne puts real emotions into every word of her lyrics. 
Her love for music has followed her from a young age into adulthood, where she has now developed an incredibly smooth voice that easily can be put side by side amongst world-leading musicians.

She came out with her first single "The One" in 2016, where she first got recognized as an artist. In 2018, she released her two other singles "I.L.W.Y" and "On My Mind", and had several performances. In 2019, she released "Feel Good" with the well-known producer/DJ, WNDR which has gone viral in within only 2 days and got more response and attention than her previous single.  Her single "Hallucination" has already gone on to achieve great heights. Meanwhile, in 2020, she has already dropped two tracks.


Looking back, what were some of your earliest entries into music appreciation? And music production?
My family loves music and singing! I got my first karaoke machine when I was around 5 years old, I think that helped me a lot with getting into music. Also, shout out to my uncle Medard who taught me how to control my voice back then haha. I didn't get to reach Xtina pitch as I wished, but hey we all have our own uniqueness with our voice.

As for producing music, I haven't really tried that and neither have the interest in it. I´ll leave that to the professionals!

What are some of your key musical influences?
Jhene Aiko, Summer Walker, Masego, Sabrina Claudio.

If you could paint a picture of your unique sound, what would it look like?
I can imagine a lot of different colours all over as an abstract. My music is a good blend of all type of feelings a human being can relate to. And for me, a specific feeling has its own colour, for instance red represents love. I like red.

Take us through your songwriting process. Are there any particular steps you take when putting music together?
Firstly I need to find the beat that makes me say "Hell yes!", then the melody comes and lastly the lyrics.

What gets your creative juices flowing?
I have my periods where I just lack motivation and creativeness just because of the weather for instance. Or that I'm just super drained (working full-time as a nurse). But when I'm at my peak, I make good music. Having the energy, good people around you and skilful artists out there to look up to is a big advantage for my music writing. It´s also important for me to create with no expectations as to the outcome. Cause by just creating a passion, the final result will be spectacular.

As an artist, it becomes apparent that there is a huge difference between the art and the business. Is there anything about the music scene that you would personally change?
The difference is relative and also a matter one defines individually. I wouldn’t necessarily say I would change anything, but I would absolutely encourage all artist out there to stay true to themselves and their art.

Nowadays you don't need to have a marvellous voice or have a real talent to succeed within the music industry. As long as you got an image that will sell on the market you can get more successful than Beyonce itself! Remember, you are you, and you should represent YOU as yourself only.

Tell us about the chemistry you have with your fans on stage.
It´s so important to interact with my fans when I'm up on stage, and the best feeling is when they really listen to you- not only with their eyes but with their ears. You can really see if someone is vibing with your shit. The best feeling is seeing their smile on their face, then you know you're doing a good job.

What is the most memorable response you have had to your music?
I can't even contemplate about it, it´s been so much love regarding my music lately. I really appreciate each and one of you who listens to my music and who has supported me from day one.

What would you like to achieve with your music? What does success look like to you?
I feel like I've already reached some important stages within my music career, but being able to only work with music and live by this is my goal. This for me is a success. If it happens, it happens.

Regardless, I'm happy that I've got to work with so many talented people and show my love for music to the world, and hopefully more ears will like my work!

What's on your current playlist?
Jojo´s new album, woooooow. Laidback, sexy music has been my mood lately.

Breakdown the news for us: what can we expect from you in the near future?
A lot of good tunes! Stay updated by following me on my social media!

Famous last words?
Just do what makes you happy! You'll regret if not.

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