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Meet India Eboneè

Today we’d like to introduce you to India Eboneè.

Thanks for sharing your story with us India. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Spring 2019, I drove to LA, 20 years old, just me, my car, suitcase and backpack. It took me about five days to finally make it. I had been contemplating this move for almost two years at that point. I have always had a deep love for writing and music. I didn’t know what to call it back then, but ever since I was about seven years old, I’ve been analyzing music. Ever since I heard Lauryn Hill’s “Miseducation” (the song) and I got emotional from it at seven years old. and 13 years later, it became the reason I chose to trust myself and figure out how to live out my purpose and choose happiness. I have so many stories to tell. I’ve been through so many things. I did not come to LA to become a recording artist, I just knew I loved music, I loved writing, and I wanted to tap into my full capabilities when it came to those arts.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Not so much a smooth road, but I’ve been protected and highly favored the whole way through. When I first moved to LA… I worked and stayed in a hostel… on my off days, I would go do background work for extra cash and just see where all the good spots for people who want to work in entertainment should be. I got to do a lot of cool things, go to award shows and what not… Eventually, working at the hostel was not as beneficial to me as I thought. So I renewed my gym membership and began living out my car, still doing odd jobs. It was some of the best times of my life, though. Not one night did I feel fear. I would sleep in Malibu, the hills, any side of LA that I was exploring for the day. One day I was watching youtube and I found out about the LA film school, so I applied and within the next month, I became a student. That’s when I began to really learn how to develop and fuse my love for music and writing.

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
So, I am an artist in every sense. I am so particular about it as well. The way I take my pictures, do my hair, and the way I say things on a track. For a while, I tried to fit into a bubble, I shy’d away from who I knew I was at the core. But since choosing to become a recording artist, I am still developing my sound, but I am unapologetically myself more than ever. And so far, that has been my audience’s biggest take away from listening to my music; that it’s different and really taps into a whole other level of what it means to be authentic. What I’m most proud of is the fact that I am really doing this. This alone is a dream I never knew I had.

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
My proudest moment thus far is the fact that I really took a chance on myself and released music out in the ether. Once you release something to the world, it is no longer yours, but a space you’ve provided to allow others to dwell and make of their own. It’s been the ultimate test of surrendering for me.

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