Hey, I'm Yazmine. I'm an 18-year-old singer-songwriter. I'm from Geneva, Switzerland and I recently got admitted to NYU's Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at Tisch School Of The Arts. Starting off, this may sound like your basic-cheesy-story that any singing teenager would pull out, I have always loved music and singing from a very young age. Coming from a family that's not linked to music in any way, I guided myself, and that's how my true passion developed with my sole influence and no one else's. I have been singing and learning about music professionally for over eight years now. I am continually seeking ways to expand my knowledge in my craft.
When it comes to my music, I want to convey the raw and authentic emotions that are present in my songs. I am not a huge believer in having hidden emotions and metaphors in songs. If I am going through something, even though I can feel vulnerable about it at times, I try to demonstrate that in the most truthful and personal way possible. I immerse myself in any creative expression that presents itself as singing, acting, and recording. I wrote and composed my first single at the age of 15, as a self-starter, with it being available on all digital platforms. Shortly after, I created my own website and developed my own social media platforms which taught me the importance of creative marketing. At the age of 17, I wrote out a concept and sketches for a music video I wanted to create. My background in performing and acting helped me realize this. Having to balance creativity and marketing at a young age, with very little experience, has been and will be a challenge but I have always managed to demonstrate my style and authenticity through it. I have been educated and inspired to become a risk-taker, a go-getter, a hustler: an entrepreneur. I am continuously looking for ways to expand my knowledge and experience to make sure I am on the right path to enter a field driven by modern thinkers and creative tycoons.
My music is mainly pop with a touch of RnB. As I started to dive deeper into my passion, my style got heavily influenced by the "soul classics," such as Aretha Franklin and The Supremes. Then, by the pop legends of today and the past: from the King of Pop and Whitney to Queen B, Ariana, SZA, Frank Ocean, and many more artists that are a part of a very long list. My debut single, "Chasin' " was released on December 19th, 2018. The lyrics and music were written by me. The song was co-produced with my producer and vocal coach at As A Bird Productions, that I've been with since 2012. I am very eager to enter the music industry with determination and authenticity.