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Carlitta Durand (Interview)

An interview I did with Carlitta Durand before going away on holiday. One of my favourite women in music and someone who has an immense amount of talent and a very bright future ahead of her.

1. For those people who don’t know who you are; could you give a quick description of who you are and what you do?

Wsup, I am Carlitta Durand, I am a singer song writer from the North Carolina.
2. So yeah, I’m a MASSIVE fan of your work (as you already know). I first got to know who you were through your work on Little Brother’s ‘GetBack’ in 2007, but something I have always wanted to know is what did you do before that album and when did you first start making music?

Haha, thank you! well i was actually featured on some of their work before the GetBack album. I’ve been doing music for a while. I guess you could say working with them was my “big break”. Before doing R&B i was singing gospel music. I was in school at North Carolina Central University, I graduated in May of May 2009. I first started recording music when i was 16 years old. Ive always performed it. I did a lot of plays and musicals. My Major in school was theatre performances in school.
3. What are your plans for the next year or so and how far into the making of your album are you?

I plan on releasing my album of November or December of this year. I was gonna release it earlier but I had an unfortunate event; I lost all my music,which was super sad for me lol. But i am rebuilding now. So I’m excited and ready for for you all to hear what I’ve been creating. The album will be called “Galaxy 19”.
4. What sort of sound can we expect from the album - is it going to be similar to The Prelude and Doug & Patty or will it be something completely different? What producers/writers/artists have you been working with?

For the most part it was the same sound as both my Ep and mixtape. I did branch of a little and experience with some new things. I did some work with Jesse Boykins III, Nicolay, working with some local producers, Commisioner Gordan, Apple Jac, The Beastm and Dujeous and some others. 
5. What is happening with ‘How I Feel’? Is that going to be released as a single or anything, because it is still one of my favourite tracks of 2010.

Well, thank you :) I just decided to release it to hold everyone over until my album is complete, I’ll be releasing a couple more as well.
6. For fans who have followed your work closely over the past few years, can you please clear up The Foreign Exchange situation and why you both went your separate ways? Also; what did you learn from it and do you think it will be a good thing for your career in the long run?

Well I first joined forces with FE in fall of 2009. After a couple months of touring they felt that it wasn’t working out. Just decided it would better to part ways. I learned a lot, I was blessed to have the opportunity, I learned a lot about touring and how to appreciate what you have. I love them as artists and as friends. I’m very proud of them and their accomplishments and I am very grateful to have been a part of the FE. 
7. What music have you been listening to this year and have there been any artists/albums that have stood out?

I’ve been listening to a lot of Little Dragon, Phoenix, MF DOOM, Janelle Monae. and whatever sounds god to me lol.

8. Finally; where do you see R&B/Soul going in the next 5-10 years?

Hmmm, I see good things happening, only getting better. Music will always be here and there is always good music, you just have to search for it.

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