Check out the new song from Chariya Jade – Marvin’s Room Remix (Try Harder)
Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
I’m from San Luis Obispo, California. I got to this position in my life from just doing what I love everyday: making cover videos, writing songs, and living music and doing my best to promote it.
Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.
This song is one of many remixes that I’ve done. It’s too Drake’s Marvin’s Room. This remix was 100% written by me. My inspiration comes from the original song itself and also a past relationship. I feel that every girl or guy can relate to these lyrics from at least one relationship in their life. The song is about a one-sided relationship when one person gives their all and their partner seems to not care. It’s about realizing that relationships take two to work, and that you deserve better. I want to promote this song because most everyone can relate to it in some way.
Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
The hardest challenges I’ve had to face is rejection and confidence. I don’t always have the best confidence in myself when I sing. When I listen back to myself on a track, I tend to point out every flaw in my voice. Since singing is my passion and career choice, I just feel like I need to be perfect at it all the time. Then along with that, not everyone likes my music. I mean, everyone has their haters and everyone has their negative comments, but adding the confidence issue with this make it tough sometimes. What really helps is just support from family and friends. Nothing is better than them telling me they love and support what I do.
What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
I’d have to say the biggest set back in my career is losing one of my biggest supporters. My step dad, Shae, was probably one of the biggest supporters I ever had. With the short time he was in my life, he witnessed some of the hardest issues I had to go through. With all of the challenges that came, he always reassured me of how important I was and really just gave me the confidence to live and be me. Every time I wrote a new song, he was the first person I went to. It’s say to say he was my number one fan.
In May 2011 he died unexpectedly and it definitely took a toll on me. I didn’t sing or write for several months and went through a depressive period. It wasn’t until the beginning of 2012 that I started realizing that he would want me to be doing what I love with all the confidence he taught me to have. I found strength in knowing that he is with me every step of the way and will continue to be through all of my success. I truly have him to thank for being where I am now.
What are some things artists need to be careful of?
I think something that artists need to be careful of is falling too far into the hype. I think individuality of an artist is what makes them special and keeps them alive. Going along with what everyone else is doing, wearing, and saying is cool to an extent. Just to make sure that you and your own style is always showcased is important.
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
Suggestions I have for artists like myself is to just never lose your confidence and drive. If being an artist is want you want, strive for, and dream about, then that’s what you need to do. No matter what it takes for you to get there you need to do it. Ignore the ones who say you can’t and embrace the ones that know you can. All that matters is your mind set and where your heart is. You can accomplish anything if you really want it, and keeping that in mind will take you far.
What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
My favorite way to promote my music is through Facebook and family. I love getting the reactions from people I know the most and having them share it with other people. The comments I get make my day and keep me going on doing music.
Where can people visit you?
People can hear my music and learn more about me at these sites: