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Andra Day, American Musician ( December 30, 1984 - )

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I was always inundated with music, whether it be my mother's favorites like Fleetwood Mac and Carole King and the Carpenters, or my dad's jazz music.~Andra Day

Mother Music Dad

Soul music is true to its name. It's music that connects to your soul, your spirit. When music resonates with people's spirit like that, when people can emotionally connect with something or it helps to heal them, transform them, that never goes out of style. People will always need something to relate to.~Andra Day

Music Soul People

The visuals are equally as important as the music. It's all a complete experience.~Andra Day

Music Experience Important

I like the Victory rolls, beehive, pompadour - all of that stuff. It's just cool. And actually, with ethnic hair, oddly enough, it works so well because I don't have to tease my hair to get body.~Andra Day

Cool Victory Hair

It's hard to remember my childhood without remembering music.~Andra Day

Music Childhood Remember

I feel like fear is a very real thing, a very ubiquitous thing, and it can be very subtle.~Andra Day

Fear Real Feel

I'm inherently a chameleon... to not evolve is to not live.~Andra Day

Live Evolve Chameleon

I knew that I could sing when I was young. I would listen to a lot of jazz; I'm a big jazz fan. When I first got to high school and studied musical theater, I could sing. But I added certain things to my voice, and I realized after graduating high school that this is the kind of voice I had. It's not very nimble, but it's heavy.~Andra Day

School High School Young

It was so surreal, having my parents hear the President and First Lady saying to me, 'Good to see you again! We're so proud of you. We watched you on the Grammys and were like, 'That's our girl!'~Andra Day

Parents Good Girl

Actors and singers share common ground in that they both express something.~Andra Day

Common Share Something

I am happy that I can challenge myself in various fields.~Andra Day

Myself Happy Challenge

I'm not going to put myself in a box.~Andra Day

Myself Box Going

My father loved music. He loved Motown and R&B, and my mother loved Journey and Fleetwood Mac, so they were always listening to it and playing it.~Andra Day

Mother Music Journey

I pray, read the word, and then creative stuff happens here. Problem-solving and all of that comes into that space. So 'Da Box' actually represents my sanctuary and that time. I might look trapped in a box, but I'm actually more free in that box than anyone on the outside looking in or in any other space in my life.~Andra Day

Life Time Space

I play with doing a forehead bun a lot, just a bantu knot right in front of the forehead and keep it in with a clip. And I like doing real pinup styles but based on my natural hair.~Andra Day

Hair Doing Play

My style icons are Lucille Ball for her bouffant hair and all the updos, James Dean for his rockabilly style - the denim and rolled-up T-shirt thing. And I am also inspired by Dita Von Teese and Gwen Stefani. Their style is retro, but it's still very feminine at the same time.~Andra Day

Time I Am Style

The reach of Coke and McDonald's is undeniable, and I'm thrilled these iconic brands are joining forces to inspire local communities through messages of peace and motivation in unique ways. It's an added bonus that they are using the lyrics to 'Rise Up' as a part of those messages.~Andra Day

Peace Inspire Motivation

I think gratitude is a big thing. It puts you in a place where you're humble.~Andra Day

Gratitude Humble You

When I'm not working, I still love bright colors and patterns, but I choose pieces that are much more casual - I call it my lazy pinup look.~Andra Day

Love Colors Look

As a singer, if I'm in a room that is too cold, I kind of freak out, so I actually like the humidity, and I love the heat.~Andra Day

Love Kind Singer

I gleaned different style ideas over the years. In Southern California, there is a big rockabilly sub-culture. So when I would go to car shows, I would see women dressed like this. I had a teacher in high school that always had her Bette Paige bangs.~Andra Day

Teacher Women School

I like things that are over the top and subtle at the same time.~Andra Day

Time Top Same

I like very, very dramatic eyeliner: I take it all the way out to my eyebrows.~Andra Day

Way Like Dramatic

I tell people all the time - I'm a very spiritual person, so I pray over everything that I do including creating music, a new song.~Andra Day

Music Time Spiritual

Whichever chord progressions move me, whether it's rock, jazz, doo-wop or soul, I'm going to put it together and not be worried about whether people can put it in a lane or not.~Andra Day

Together Soul People

I always felt more comfortable with a full face of makeup.~Andra Day

Makeup Face Always