Nia Vox, a 27 year old up and coming singer with a love for creativity and connection, recently chatted with us about her life and her love for music. Born in New York and raised in New Jersey, she grew up visiting the Broadway Theatre district often.
As you can imagine, Broadway, with its big lights and sell out shows, ignited her desire to perform. Her life-long dream to become a musical performer is finally materializing as she records her debut EP and prepares to perform in New York City this year.
Nia has always had a love for music and the performing arts. At the age of 2, she would sing around the house and dance on her parents’ coffee table to Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean”. In an effort to channel her abundant energy, her parents enrolled her in dance school when she was 6 years old. She continued to dance through high school and began to study musical theatre to hone her singing and acting skills. She continued to perform theatre throughout college.
Coming into her own now, she is excited to channel her passion for music into original songs. She says, “Releasing and performing music that I’ve written based on my own experiences is an opportunity to show who I really am as an individual and as an artist. In the upcoming year, I plan to expand on what I have to offer as a vocalist, songwriter, and performer. 2018 is the year I set out to grow and push myself exponentially.”
The most important step to starting a music career is getting your music out there to connect with listeners. Fans today love to hear about the life and interests of their favorite performers and Nia understands the importance of this.
In fact, Nia has built an international online presence since 2016 with her acapella song covers and posts about her personal life. She loves to sing anytime she can and her Instagram is full of her musical exploration, as well as personal insight into her life that her fans can relate to.
However, Nia recognizes the relevance of connecting with fans in new, exciting ways. HearMeOut has given Nia the platform to share her singing without having to worry about the visual performance aspect, allowing her to engage with listeners using only her vocal ability. “I’m gaining new followers who only know me based off my voice, it’s a great feeling to know they enjoy the covers for what they truly are about – the music. HearMeOut is a great community filled with amazing, creative individuals. Not only do I enjoy sharing my content, but I love hearing others share their stories and talents. It inspires me to become a better artist” Nia says.
Nia knows that artists need to have a sound that really sets them apart. While creating her own music, she draws inspiration from both 90s R&B music from the likes of Janet Jackson, TLC, Toni Braxton, and Aaliyah to current day pop artists Halsey, Charlie Puth, and Ed Sheeran. Her musical taste reflects an admiration for the smooth tones of classic R&B, as well as a modern reinvention of that sound often found in today’s music. Nia’s debut single “We Don’t Know Better” showcases these musical influences, while still reflecting her own unique musical style. You can find her single as well as her interactive music on HearMeOut.