Review Fix chats with Casii Stephan, who discusses her creative process, origin in music and her latest effort, â€œI Like the Way.â€
Review Fix: How did you get involved in music?
Casii Stephan: Grew up with a family that plays and sings, so it was “in my blood”. My mom plays the piano. My aunt sings. My grandpa played trumpet and wrote songs/poetry. Not playing music wasn’t an option for me.
Review Fix: What performers inspire you the most?
Stephan: Celine Dion has been a huge influence. She sings with such depth and emotion and yet is so delightfully herself. She’s my hero.
Review Fix: Whatâ€™s on your musical bucket list?
Stephan: Performing – I would love to play on a late night show.
Watching – I’d love to see Muse. I haven’t seen them and I regret that.
Review Fix: Goals for 2019?
Stephan: Record an album.
Review Fix: What makes your music scene special?
Stephan: The community. It’s full of people who love to support each other and aren’t full of pretention. Just genuine people across multiple genres.
Review Fix: How would you describe your sound to someone who has never heard you?
Stephan: Normally, I would say rock/soul/pop, but Lynne Margolis (American Songwriter) just said we’re funk-blues soul, and that’s pretty great.
Review Fix: Bottom line, what makes you special?
Stephan: Ha! I love this question and I don’t. Um… my voice is always what makes me stand out. It’s special. As for me as a person, we’re all special and yet all the same, aren’t we?
Review Fix: What next?
Stephan: Music Video for “Letters”!!! Super excited. Can’t you tell?
Review Fix: Anything else youâ€™d like to add?
Stephan: I’m an introvert, so sometimes if I come across as snobby, it’s really just me being insecure or feeling overwhelmed with people interaction. So I apologize in advance.