Ramsey Haynes is a 13-year-old singer/songwriter and musician. She has been captivating audiences ever since making her public debut as the opening act during the 2015 Runway Moms for a Cause, fashion fundraising event. Ramsey is also an instrumentalist, she plays the keyboard and guitar. Ukulele, electric guitar and drums are next on her list! When Ramsey is not performing or perfecting her craft, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends, baking delicious treats and serving her community. Ramsey released her first single, “Love is a Game”, July 2019.
“Love is a Game” begins with a flawless begin intro and Ramsey Haynes’ well-known vocals. Her voice moves through the music with emotional and meaning. Her emotional maturity is showcased through the expert songwriting and experience throughout “Love is a Game”. The simplicity of the music features only a piano and a light beat during the hook. Ramsey uplifts and inspires with her words of motivation. The meaning behind this track can relate well with any listener. Everyone has their individual experience with love and that’s what makes “Love is a Game” so accessible for many listeners. This song is worth a listen! A pleasure to review and we look forward to hearing more from Ramsey Haynes!
Check out “Love is a Game” here and read more below in our exclusive interview!
What inspired this song?
Love Is a Game is all about the experience, it’s about the not so good side of love. I was in a deep place when I wrote this song, I usually need to be in a deep place to write my music. Love Is a Game is based on my thoughts on love and how it really does things to people when things fall apart. The heartbreak, the stress, and how it changes you as a person. There are many pros and cons to love and I’m clearly focused on the cons. But my next song will be all about the good side, don’t worry.
How long have you been playing the piano? You’re very talented!
Thank you! I have been playing piano for about three years. I’ve always wanted to learn how to play piano so, when I was 10 years old, my parents gave me my first keyboard. I taught myself how to play. The first song I taught myself was Diamonds by Rihanna! Now, I attend formal classes under the royal conservatory program, and I love it! I’m improving every day! I have also been upgraded to a digital piano! ;)
We’re captivated by your voice! How have you managed to perfect your vocals over time?
I have always been singing, so some would say it is a natural gift. But even a natural gift requires practice and there is always room for improvement. So, I must be honest, it takes a lot of commitment and practice! I practice almost every day. At first, I was afraid to push myself, but I have had some great vocal coaches and an amazing choir director. (I am also a member of two choirs) Working with them helped me come out of my comfort zone and it became a fun and rewarding challenge to push myself to hit different notes and octaves. With practice, my voice started to grow over time. It’s also very important to take care of your voice, so I give my voice a lot of love and care. The voice is an amazing instrument with consistency it becomes very flexible.
Where is the best setting to listen to your songs, and what do you hope people take away from them?
The best setting to listen to my song(s) is probably in your room with the lights out!! LOL! It’s a pretty deep song, it gets you in your feelings, it’s relatable to anyone who’s had a heartbreak. Add Love Is a Game to your “in my feelings” playlist. But don’t get stuck in your feelings, I’m going to come out with a much happier love song! I promise!
What are your main aspirations as an artist going forward?
I absolutely want to make singing my profession. I will continue writing and singing these love songs! I am also looking forward to diving deeper into production and engineering. I would love to collaborate with different artists and produce or write for them. The ultimate would be launching my own record label. For now, I will continue to work hard and perfect my art so I can always be ready for whatever comes next!
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