The Infinite Love Project
This piece of music is really pleasant to listen to. It causes you to drift off, to imagine certain scenarios and images, giving the feeling that it would be the perfect accompaniment to a loving scene in some powerful indie film. The beat is very theatrical sounding, a little like a musical drama kind of vibe, but then you get these trickles of piano keys coming through, and these gorgeously gentle vocals that weave in and around the beat and the music throughout the song. The lyrics are very reflective, open, honest, and quite meaningful. The concept of ‘all we need is love’ is one that isn’t forced upon you via overbearingly loud vocals or incessant repetition, it’s one that’s merely touched upon, more and more, and expressed quite powerfully though the music and the way in which each individual section plays it’s part in setting this scene.
Concept and meaning aside, it’s just a really lovely track. You can listen to this one again and again, and it wouldn’t get tiresome – each time something new seems to appear, which is a wonderful quality. Then, after falling for the sound, the musical creativity, the softness of the vocal performances; then you soak up the concept again. Infinite Love is something each and every person can be drawn to the idea of, in that it seems sometimes impossible, but is essentially all that everyone wants. The piano riff has a jazz like quality to it, and is definitely a high point in the music. All in all though, this a gorgeous piece of music; it really lets you escape into the sound and the moment as you listen. Just about as effective as peaceful and meaningful music can hope to be. Really drawing the listeners in, making them want to be involved in the sound and the idea.
By Rebecca Cullen
Exposed Vocals: So tell us your story. Where did you grow up? What made you decide to become an artist?
Tashia: I am Natashia Brewer, the owner of Resonation Entertainment Group. I grew up in Northwest Washington, DC. (In the Lincoln Westmoreland II apartment complex). Prior to moving to this community, I live directly behind the Howard Theater. As many know, the Howard Theater was a venue where so many great artist performed and I was fortunate enough to hear them from my bedroom window. As far as I can remember, I loved music. When I was in high school at Eastern Senior High School, I was a flag girl in the marching band (also known as the Blue and White Marching Machine). In the band (although I didn’t play an instrument), I developed my ear and can hear words in the music – that may sound weird to some. I learned that hard work/practice can take you far. I spent many hours a day around music in school. At an early age I knew I wanted to do something in music, but initially didn’t know in what capacity. Finally, I recognized that I want to create my own entertainment company to create great music and I made it happen.
Exposed Vocals: How did you come up with that name? What was your inspiration behind it?
Tashia: Everyone calls me Tashia. It wasn’t difficult. There was no need to create a stage name. Plus not many people spell their names the same as I do.
Exposed Vocals: What do you think about online music sharing? Do you ever give your music away for free? Why?
Tashia: I am not a big advocate or cheerleader for music sharing if you mean it on the lines of streaming. I am a fan of giving away free music. Most times on websites and iTunes (and such) you are only giving potential fans a sample of the song. I think giving away free music is a way to gain fans. I think the return on investment potential is substantial.
Exposed Vocals: Since everyone was a start-up once, can you give any smaller or local bands or artists looking to get gigs and airplay some tips?
Tashia: Although I am not a performer, I do believe that you have to develop/create a buzz as an artist in order to get gigs/airplay. I think a band or artist needs to stay present and be persistent. What I mean by that is – a band/artist has to stay present on social media and provide a consistent message. The message has to align with the image. If a band/artist needs to volunteer to play to get exposure, then do it. There are other tips but I digress.
Exposed Vocals: Do you ever make mistakes during performances? How do you handle that?
Tashia: Although I am not a performer, I would say mistakes happen. Don’t let mistake deter you from staying the course. What that saying? The show must go on. No one is perfect – mistakes happen. Learn from the mistake and keep pushing.
Exposed Vocals: Do you tour? Anything interesting happen on tour that you think our readers would enjoy hearing about?
Tashia: I am not a performer; therefore, I don’t tour musically.
Exposed Vocals: Where do you usually gather songwriting inspiration? What is your usual songwriting process?
Tashia: I get inspiration from anything: a picture; a conversation; a thought; a commercial. Anything can spark or inspire a song. The process of writing a song varies. A song can start from a phase. It can also start from a concept. One thing that happens every time is that the song has to flow naturally. If I can’t come up with something (lyric, concept, melody, or whatever), I will stop. Song creation and the creative process shouldn’t be forced. In my opinion.
Exposed Vocals: Do you have a band website? What online platforms do you use to share your music?
Tashia: My company website is www.resonationentertainment.com. I don’t really use many platforms to share our music. People can hear songs on the website or they can purchase songs from the website, iTunes, or Google Play. We do share details about the music, videos, or other pertinent information on social media. Facebook: Resonation Entertainment Group; Twitter: NationREG; Instagram: Resonation_Entertainment.
Exposed Vocals: What are some really embarrassing songs that we might find on your mp3 player?
Tashia: I don’t have any music that I am embarrassed about having in my playlist. I have music from all genres. I have gospel to hip hop to trap to rock and they all serve a purpose. My mood determines what songs I play.
Exposed Vocals: If you were given half a million dollars and a year off, what would you do? How would you spend it?
Tashia: I don’t think I could take a year off. I would use that year to travel and meet new people to work with and create great music along the way.
Exposed Vocals: Any planned studio upgrades? What are you working with now?
Tashia: Resonation Entertainment Group just released an EP titled The Infinite Love Project. I wrote all the songs on the EP and had the opportunity to work with great producers, singers and music engineers for various cities and countries. You will not be disappointed.
The Infinite Love Project was created to bring light to various issues like: lack of self-love; lack of identity; lack of self-awareness; suicide; abuse (mental/physical/emotional). The project was sparked by a near tragic event where my son’s friend was contemplating suicide. This person felt lost, unloved, unappreciated, and unwanted. They felt so low that they thought taking their life would solved everything. Although I’ve never thought or considered committing suicide, their pain resonated with me and I knew they weren’t alone. I created this project to bring awareness and show that love can fix most problems (if not all). I created this project to get the message out to people struggling that things will work out, that things will get better, that things may not be as they appear. The message of the EP is love – all we need is love! With love comes so many things like: understanding, compassion, willingness to help, willingness to share, willingness to support, loyalty, willingness to uplift. I can go on and on. We as people would be in a better space if love was understood and shared more freely.
Exposed Vocals: How do you find ways to promote your music? What works best for you?
Tashia: There are tons of ways to promote the Infinite Love Project. We use social media to create buzz, to gain fans and extend our reach. I don’t think one form of promotion works better than the other. I think what works is a concise message and consistency.
Exposed Vocals: If you could perform anywhere and with any artists (Dead or Alive) where and who would it be with? Why?
Tashia: I am not a performer. However, there are tons of singers, songwriters, and producers I would love to work with to create magic. If I could write/produce a song with anyone, I would have to say Timbaland. Timbaland has created some great music over the years, music that when you hear it you know it’s his beat/sound. I can say this about Missy Elliot, Swizz Beats, among others. I just think my lyrics and his innovative style would produce a hot song(s).
Exposed Vocals: So, what’s next? Any new upcoming projects that you want to talk about?
Tashia: I am constantly working, creating new songs. I can’t discuss upcoming projects at this time. However, I would like everyone to join the movement to give and receive love by purchasing the EP from iTunes or Google Play. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to a charity whose mission aligns with the EP’s mission of love. Just search for The Infinite Love Project – EP on either outlet.
Exposed Vocals: If you weren’t making music, what would you be doing?
Tashia: Artist management is another area I would pursue. Helping an artist fulfill their dreams in the music industry would be very rewarding.
Exposed Vocals: Do you remember buying your first album? Who was it? What was going through your head?
Tashia: Luckily I have always been surrounded by great music and don’t remember buying my first album. Music has always spoke to my soul, my core. I will say one of the first albums that I purchased where I would listen to every song was Musiq Soulchild’s Aijuswanaseing which was released in 2000. There are others but that one stands out for me.
Exposed Vocals: How do you juggle the rest of your responsibilities while trying to stay ahead in your music life?
Tashia: In order to stay on top of things I have to be very organized. Don’t get wrong there are days where I want to pull my hair out; however, the long hours and stress are ultimately worth it when you produce a quality product.
Exposed Vocals: What should fans look forward to in 2016?
Tashia: In 2016, fans can look forward to hearing great inspirational music from Resonation Entertainment Group.