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Meet Nakai Love

Today we’d like to introduce you to Nakai Love.

Nakai, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
Words have always drawn me in. Especially ones that rhyme. I can recall being in grade school learning how to rhyme and afterwords being completely hooked! Reading became my favorite subject, but specifically the assignments that allowed me to rhyme (i.e., Dr. Seuss books, subjects about rhyming.) I remember being on fire for words. My tongue was no longer limited to the mundane learning of words but the flow and rhythm I could now create. This stuck with me and in middle school, I began writing poetry. After that my first song and not long after that, I was in my first studio session. A singer is what I strive to be, but once my Pen gained experience and momentum, I realized songwriting was my gift as well and so I married the two & they’ve been living happily ever after. Continuing throughout my HS career, I wrote and I sang and never stopped it into my adulthood. Where now, I can say the beginnings of some dreams have come true. I am a Balladeer. My songs are not only based on truth but of the human experience no matter the complexities. If I can break down for you in words and song, a feeling u can’t quite describe, I have done my job.

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?
The road of life will never be just smooth sailing. One of the first challenges I faced was my own self ‘Am I really crazy enough to believe in my purpose, and what I’m here to do & Even though no one is in this race with me am I willing to come back around, find peace within myself, get back up and beat my last score every single time !’ Life has proved to me, Yes, Yes I am. I’m crazy about it and I’m willing to come back every single time for myself and for the world. If you are a dreamer. Obstacles and challenges are the inevitable. Dreamers have called for a life not like your average citizen. To believe in one’s self is a radical act! I’ve had many obstacles and challenges, I overcome them because I’ve surrendered to this process with an understanding that it’s all for my highest good. Along with some huge nerve to believe my chair, mic, pen and journal are waiting for me in a room that I desire to be in.

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I am a Balladeer, my business is about self-truth, self-expression, and bringing it to life through music. So listening to my family and friends tell me stories about what’s going on in their lives is not just fuel for my soul but for my Pen. The more truth spoke around me the stronger my business. I’m most proud of understanding my self and others in a way that is complex, I’m aware that our Humanity is not so simple as the movies we enjoy. It’s complex. It’s sweet. Messy, beautiful and ugly! This perspective allows me to navigate individuals. Our mood comes with a sound that my specific skill was made to pick up and produce. I’m proud of the motive behind why I move the way I do. It’s important we are not afraid of our human experience. Working with me is different because it’s a safe zone, vulnerability is allowed, and truth will be the result. Followed by a banger singing back to you that which you thought u could not define.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
My plan for the future is to continue this journey, continue recording, continue writing & perfecting my stage presence, continuing to love on the folks around me and also continuing to build on the beautiful network of people I’ve met along the way. I look forward to releasing my next single as well.

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Barry Daly

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