Born and raised in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Talasia is a natural born singer. As a young girl, Talasia accompanied her mother to the studio where she frequently recorded original music. After years of singing in Abundant Life Worship Center’s choir, the “Rejoice” singer was inspired to write her own music, but feared that her music was unsuitable for gospel due to its unconventional lyrical and melodic style. With her gift, Talasia introduces God to nonbelievers and helps fellow Christians strengthen their connection to Him. Talasia performed at the Maranatha Rhema Awards in June. During the award show held at the Plays & Players Theater in Philadelphia, the rising vocalist won Gospel Song of the Year and Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year for “Everybody Gon See.”
We are excited for this opportunity to check in with Talasia and see how life and music has changed since we spoke to her last.
At what moment did you realize you had a gift for music?
When I put out my first song and received the feedback. It was crazy. I was like “y’all really like it!?” Lol, It was the messages received about being people being encouraged to push on through their obstacles that sealed the deal for me. If this can help lift spirits, win souls, and change perspectives… let’s do it!
How would you describe your creative flow when writing music?
It’s situational. If I hear a track first I pay attention to how it makes me feel. Then I figure out what I want to write about. Sometimes I hear the lyrics, melody, drum patterns, and background vocals all in my head and I sing what I hear to my producers. There are other times when it’s a collaborated effort between myself and Quinten Showell (Executive Producer and Co-Writer). I thoroughly enjoy being able to express myself through music. It’s truly fun and beautiful!
How did the creative process shift with your new song “Everybody gon see”?
This was a similar process to the one I listed earlier. I had the inspiration for this song since I’ve been a kid. Because of my experiences, I knew what I wanted to say, how I wanted it to sound. Writing the song so many years ago and actually just putting it out was interesting. You really see my growth as a singer, artist, and personally with my spiritual growth and perspective. Everything about the song truly reflects who I am. lol, It’s my “song baby!” I wrote the whole song in 2 hours. I sang what I had in my head to my producers and they killed the track!
Your new single Everybody gon see, what is the inspiration behind it?
When I was younger, everybody knew I was a church kid. It wasn’t really popular to be a church kid back then.
I found myself in a lot of different debates about why I believe in God. I’ll never forget hearing “You believe in something you can’t even see or have proof of. How dumb is that?” The proof is all around us. The proof is YOU. When I decided to actually do my own music. I always wanted a song that I could make my way, from my perspective, bragging on who I know God to be. I’m so sure of Him.
What message shows up throughout every song you release?
I think every song will have a consistent positive message. They all will be different, real, genuine, and creative in the way it’s served to you, but I truly want you to know that everything is going to be okay. There’s a plan. You can breathe.
What message do you hope women walk away with from your new single?
I hope they become more confident in God, and in themselves. I hope that if they don’t know Him, I spark a thirst in their soul and desire to at least want to start that journey to figuring out who God is and how much He loves us. It’s okay if you are on this journey alone with God. No matter what people say… one day… “Everybody Gon See” period! lol
Can you share the highlight of your journey this year?
So many crazy amazing things have happened this year. My Mind is blown and humbled per usual. I think the highlights of this year are 4 people giving the testimony of being challenged to grow spiritually by our music and from our last concert, that’s everything to me! Also being nominated 4 times for our music from two different award shows. We actually won at the first one and are getting prepared to attend the second one! That’s never happened to me before and I’m so grateful that I get to experience some fruit from our labor of love! It’s a blessing, humbling, and a testament to what can happen when you Trust God, stay focused, and DON’T STOP!
Where do you hope to see your career in the next 3-5 years?
I’m not quite sure exactly where I’ll be. I do know that with God before me I’ll be successful because I won’t give up. We are on a mission to spread God’s love and that mission is FIRST. God has shown His favor over our life so I know that wherever we are, we will be doing what God sends us to do and what an honor it is to serve others!
What is next for Talasia?
So many things are planned for the next few years. There will be no breaks! New music, YouTube content, concerts, and so many surprises it’s all coming! We are just getting started! Excited for the journey ahead!
Favorite Worship Song:
Jireh – Maverick City
Favorite artist out right now?
BEYONCÉ period! lol
Go to scripture when things are tough.
This isn’t fair because it’s so many. I would have to say (Philippians 4:6-8) it brings my mind back to a place of stability to rationalize what’s going on and what my perspective and heart’s posture should always be towards EVERY situation. “The problem may change but the formula to the solution never will. “
Favorite Scripture verse of all time?
Philippians 4:13….. because I truly CAN! NO LIMITS! NO EXCUSES!
What is your definition of a Pretty Woman Who Hustles?
What makes us pretty has nothing to do with how we look. It’s what’s in our hearts. Being a kind-hearted woman, with an unmatched work ethic will lead you to the road of being a “Pretty Woman who Hustles”! Shine sis!
Social Media Handles:
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YouTube: Talasia Music
Check Out Talasia’s New Single