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Meet Narde

Today we’d like to introduce you to Narde.

So, before we jump into specific questions, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
Ever since I can remember music has been apart of my life. It has been the one thing that has easily transcended through all stages of my life as an important role, in one way or another. I switched from making music for fun to making it a priority after graduating from VCU. Yes, I have a degree! I have two actually. But, let me let you in on a little secret though: Realizing what you want for your life is the key!

Once you know what you want, you are free to go at it from every angle and see what aligns as your divine purpose, or in other words; what sticks. For me, knowing that I’m a multi-dimensional artist also concerned with bettering the world, I knew that I couldn’t let my art be limited to one lane. Once I realized I didn’t have to settle, I began to grow into what my vision is for my ideal reality. Now, The Narde camp is an overall grassroots team, focused on genuine organic growth through healing communities and music spaces in the underground scene. I edit and direct film including all my own music videos, I write all of my songs and produce music as well as healing community events. Music has truly just been the catalyst for me to bring all of those aspects together in a cohesive synergistic way. When I wanted to expand my opportunities, I drove 2,500 miles to Los Angeles, CA, where I didn’t see the types of communities in music that I wanted to at first, so my good friend/business partner, Marwa O. (Who owns a jewelry line) and I decided to start our own showcase for the art and businesses in the black and brown communities.

The events were composed as healing spaces and highlighted small businesses, as well as music, dance, poetry and various artists in the community of all mediums. The event, called ‘Unity of The Divine’, was held every month for nearly a year on Sunset Blvd. Anyone was welcome as it was a gallery space and the communities we created were so inspirational and in alignment, I knew I was tapping into my purpose. The goal was to get more INDIVIDUALS out into the world and get them highlighted in spaces that reflect them and their needs. The more individuals willing to do the work and become more intentional and more conscious, the more our communities can thrive in a positive, progressive way. With all the inevitable changes that happen in the world, I took those experiences and began to travel and create music and visual art, with the intention of sharing more of my own healing through the music. Universally music is a tool to connect people and that for me is ultimately the goal.

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?
The journey hasn’t always been magical when I first moved to Los Angeles, I was staying in an apt in the valley with no A/C and cold showers were my best friend, however, I knew those moments was temporary and I knew I was right where I was supposed to be; in LA. So much was aligning around me, and I’m a firm believer in trusting your struggle and working as hard as you can to manifest things for yourself. Which is why having a clear vision for yourself is the first step. When I was began performing in LA, there were a lot of egos to maneuver through, people would say things regarding how they thought I should do something, or even make threats like “if you ever want your music played on the radio then you’ll let this person perform ahead of you” and other situations equally as low vibrational. But these things just pushed me into creating my own lane in the music space, now I’m creating the spaces and the music I know the world needs more of. Never settle into situations where you’re not happy, thats law!

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
My music has become a bi-product of the healing spaces that I have created, like ‘Unity Of The Divine’. I create now with the concept of becoming your higher self involved intentionally. I incorporate healing frequencies, synths, messages of community empowerment and love into my music, which is what I am mainly known for and proud of. I’m most proud of the fact that I get individuals from all over the world who tell me my songs help them heal. Yoga instructors have told me that the frequencies do wonders in their class and that really makes it all worth it. I’m just trying to share the good vibrations and grow and learn through the music and expand it in a way that can be multi-dimensional and multi-purpose and I think this intention is what sets me apart.

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
Executive producing my latest project “Cloud High” has been my proudest moment yet. I went through many obstacles and most importantly, learned so much about everything it takes to launch a project from start to finish successfully. It allowed me to become more comfortable with the business side of music and that is an important aspect. To me, knowledge is power and I feel like I am now equipped to tackle all aspects of being an independent artist moving forward, which excites me for my future in building my own music sharing experiences to help reshape the music world.

Pricing:

  • Cloud High EP – $9.99 and can be streamed on all platform
  • Seamoss – $29.99 on seamossbygod.com

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Ronald Charles / The Godyssey

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