To Top

Meet Free The Unicorn

Today we’d like to introduce you to Free The Unicorn.

Free The Unicorn, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana where church choirs, community theatre, and various festivals were some of my first stages. Performing has always been my first love and was always second nature to me. I attended Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio for college where I graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. in film production and a minor in Broadcasting. After graduating, I moved back to New Orleans to get my start in the southern region film industry. At that time I did not classify myself as a singer. One day my agent overheard heard me singing in the bathroom and assumed I was a singer. Following that incident, I was submitted for a principle role in “Pitch Perfect”. After several callbacks to my surprise, I landed the role of “Kori”, one of the Bella’s which involved singing. This single occurrence sent my career down a road to music that I never knew I could travel.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Honestly, the road has ebbed and flowed. I can’t say that it has been all bubbles and sunshine but it definitely hasn’t all been crystal staircases. I started completely from the ground up in this industry. There were not many contacts that I did not build or opportunities that I did not have to work for. I literally learned through trial and error making some silly mistakes but also bold moves along the way. I think the biggest hurdle has always been getting out of my own way! Which I know most artist can definitely relate to.

We’d love to hear more about your work.
I am a singer-songwriter who writes music that can be enjoyed by different age groups. My music is r&b based infused with jazz, funk, pop, rock, country, and hiphop. What makes my music different is that each song feels and sounds like it belongs to a different genre and each song tells a story.

What were you like growing up?
I always swayed towards the different or unique as a kid. I was an only child for most of my life so imagination was my best friend. I would write songs, short stories, perform concerts for my toys, and I even write characters for myself into my favorite tv shows and movies. Glamorous life by Shelia E felt like the soundtrack to my life growing up and I could never get enough of these artist: Prince, Boys 2 Men, Toni Braxton, Back Street Boys, and Beyonce!

Upcoming Event:
The Whisky a Go Go on May 30, 2019
Tickets are $10
The venue will be putting a link up for tickets this weekend but anyone can contact us through email or insta DM for tickets!

Contact Info:

Image Credit:
Black top headshot – Michael Whitehurst Photography, All other photos – Sara Lee Saleh

Getting in touch: VoyageLA is built on recommendations from the community; it’s how we uncover hidden gems, so if you know someone who deserves recognition please let us know here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in