N@ELLE is a 27-year-old artist from Asbury Park, NJ. Equipped with a multi-skill set, N@ELLE is a singer, rapper, songwriter, and dancer. Growing up in the church and attending dance classes, music was always around her. While attending college for a business she rediscovered her love of performing. N@ELLE enjoys a multitude of genres including soul, r&b, trap but also loves rock, pop, country, and alternative. In early 2019 she moved to Texas to make her mark with a new audience. Her soulful, melodic voice along with her smooth rapping makes her an artist to look out for.
This year N@ELLE released her smooth and soulful track “Tendency”, which showcases her singing and rapping skills. “Tendency” has a lustrous introduction that remains consistent throughout this glossy song. With smooth-sailing vocals and a texturized instrumental, N@ELLE delivers a polished vibe that we can add to all our iconic R&B playlists. Throughout the sultry R&B delivery, N@ELLE shocks and awes with her unbelievable flow and flawless bars. Setting her apart in the music scene in a big way, N@ELLE delivers quirky lyricism with every verse and fuses it to the impressively soulful ballad. Remaining highly relatable and realistic, N@ELLE form connection with her fans through her raw and honest songwriting ability. I highly recommend you give “Tendency” a listen and stay on the lookout for N@ELLE.
Check out “Tendency” here and read more below in our exclusive interview!
Welcome to BuzzMusic! For those who don’t know, how would you describe your sound and overall approach to making music?
Initially, I was going into a R&B sound, but as I got deeper into songwriting I realized I wanted to do something a little different. So I started to write songs with more of a rap vibe. I love singing but I know adding rap to the recipe would open more doors for me. My overall approach to making music is to get people hooked on the hooks; to give them something they can vibe to, give them something they can relate with.
We’re bumping your latest track “Tendency” through the office! Can you dive into the meaning of the lyrics?
The song is about being your significant other always assuming your entertaining someone else. Like you know you're not doing anything to make them insecure, but its aggravating that they always bring something up and cause drama within your relationship. In the hook it starts, I can't help it if they look my way, those phone numbers weren't meant for me babe...like if someone is looking over here let them look, we doing us, I do not want or need their info. Initially you are making light of it because you know they are in their feelings, then you begin laying down the facts like aren't we all in, aren't we committed? I'm also cocky with it too because at the same time I know I still got it.
It's about letting them know that their jealousy and pettiness is hurting you too. Just because you don't like that I get approached doesn't mean look at another girls snap. I'm not into two can play that game type, I'll just leave [laughs].
What has been one of your most memorable or life-changing achievements as an artist so far?
The most life changing achievement so far has been the move from a little town in NJ to living in the DFW area. All I've known is NJ, I grew up there so moving has been big for me. It's been a crazy six months, did a few shows in Arlington, Houston, Dallas. Met hella talented people. I've learned more here than I learned in NJ. I've made the move, I know I'm capable of expanding myself, not only as an artist but as an individual.
What are your thoughts on mainstream R&B and hip hop at present, and your hopes for the genre going forward?
It has changed so much since I was younger, you really have to work hard and be consistent. As an independent artist hitting mainstream waves would be fuegooo af. Presently, it is still evolving what the sound was 10 years ago does not apply now. And to be honest, this genre is at the forefront. Women in this genre especially in hip hop need a bigger spotlight. I know its man's man's world but we bring something just as substantial as the men, not just our bodies. I hope in the future, more artists in this genre get the awards and recognition they deserve.
What are the main values you hope to represent as an artist?
Authenticity. What you see today is what you see tomorrow and so forth. Humbleness. We need more of that in this world. Commitment to my projects, and the people who support me. Motivating those around me and those I don't know. Passion. This is my dream, so I better be passionate about it, right?