been interested in music since i was a really little girl. mom is
a singer/songwriter/musician and kinda gave me a gentle nudging
towards music when i was about 3 years old. we'd sing songs in the
bathroom in front of the mirror (for acoustic purposes of course).
about 11 years later i wrote my first song in our living room, it
was called...ummmm...wow, i really can't remember. it was good tho!!
shortly thereafter, partly because of the great response to my songs
and partly because i loathed high school, i decided to dedicate
myself completely to music !! i even picked up the guitar and wrote
a few folky tunes (hopefully they'll be revisited someday). i made
it through high school, recorded a demo and started shopping around
for a record deal. after i signed with Motown i thought things were
gonna change overnight....not!! 3 years later i'm working at Starbucks
and still living at home. the time has been good for me though.
i've recorded an AMAZING album, performed in more than a few cities,
including my own, and i've developed a strong sense of the kind
of artist i want to be ...something i wasn't totally sure of a few
years back....so yeah, about the music.. "suai, when i buy
your album, what can i expect?" you can expect awesomenesstivity!!
no seriously, if you love music, you'll love this album. it's all
the things you love about music right now, used to love and will
love in the future all packaged up together for your listening pleasure!
every song has it's own individual vibe but the glue that holds
it all together is...well...me. "who have you worked with?"
everybody and their mamas too!! lol, i've been recording for almost
3 years. i've been all over the map collaborating with a ton of
producers and writers. but you're lookin for names, right? ok, here
ya go: Linda Perry, Akon, Dre & Vidal, Carvin & Ivan, Dallas
Austin, B. Cox, Polow (da don, lol), Ne-yo, Neffu, Harold Lilly,
Madd Scientist, Claude Kelly and Jevon "Duvall" Hill to
name a few.. oh and yours truly did some production work too!! (don't
believe me? check the credits..) "what's the album called?
and when is it droppin'?!?!" we've got a few working titles
and it's droppin' soon!!! "should i bootleg? or buy?"
omg, BUY!! if you bootleg, you won't get to read my liner notes,
see pictures or have a firm plastic surface to fill out your bank
deposit slips on. also, i won't be able to have a huge tour and
create jobs by hiring a huge crew...then that huge crew won't have
money to recycle back into the economy. so you see, it's imperative
that you BUY MY ALBUM! "ok, i'm sold! where can i see you perform?"
well, i'm glad you asked. i've got a bunch of videos on youtube
(youtube.com/eighty8kees) and i post all of my upcoming performances
on my official website (suaionline.com). i hope to see you at a
show!! thanks for checkin me out! love ya! be blessed! suai