Andra Day

I feel like fear is a very real thing, a very ubiquitous thing, and it can be very subtle.
Andra Day

Soul music is true to its name. It’s music that connects to your soul, your spirit. When music resonates with people’s spirit like that, when people can emotionally connect with something or it helps to heal them, transform them, that never goes out of style. People will always need something to relate to.
Andra Day

It was so surreal, having my parents hear the President and First Lady saying to me, ‘Good to see you again! We’re so proud of you. We watched you on the Grammys and were like, ‘That’s our girl!”
Andra Day

I was always inundated with music, whether it be my mother’s favorites like Fleetwood Mac and Carole King and the Carpenters, or my dad’s jazz music.
Andra Day

I feel like fear is a very real thing, a very ubiquitous thing, and it can be very subtle.
Andra Day

As a singer, if I’m in a room that is too cold, I kind of freak out, so I actually like the humidity, and I love the heat.
Andra Day

I gleaned different style ideas over the years. In Southern California, there is a big rockabilly sub-culture. So when I would go to car shows, I would see women dressed like this. I had a teacher in high school that always had her Bette Paige bangs.
Andra Day

I like things that are over the top and subtle at the same time.
Andra Day

I like very, very dramatic eyeliner: I take it all the way out to my eyebrows.
Andra Day

I tell people all the time – I’m a very spiritual person, so I pray over everything that I do including creating music, a new song.
Andra Day

I’m not going to put myself in a box.
Andra Day

Whichever chord progressions move me, whether it’s rock, jazz, doo-wop or soul, I’m going to put it together and not be worried about whether people can put it in a lane or not.
Andra Day

I always felt more comfortable with a full face of makeup.
Andra Day

As my face got cleaner, my relationships got cleaner.
Andra Day

I style my hair so frequently that I need a really good conditioner to keep it moisturized.
Andra Day

I try to avoid hairspray, gel, and heat as much as I can – I will use a pomade or a very heavy conditioner to style it the way that I want it.
Andra Day

I play with doing a forehead bun a lot, just a bantu knot right in front of the forehead and keep it in with a clip. And I like doing real pinup styles but based on my natural hair.
Andra Day

I use this GPB glycogen protein balancing conditioner by Aubrey Organics that I love.
Andra Day

I was actually discovered by Kai Millard and Stevie Wonder.
Andra Day

I really like jazz and soul, but I also love so many other types of music, and I didn’t want to be afraid to blend and experiment.
Andra Day

I was a dancer for about 20 years. It didn’t really help me transition into music.
Andra Day

I danced for a while, and I knew I could sing, so I just began singing in a praise band at church and doing musical theater and jazz vocal performance in school. One didn’t really lead to another; I was just always interested in the performance arts.
Andra Day

My style icons are Lucille Ball for her bouffant hair and all the updos, James Dean for his rockabilly style – the denim and rolled-up T-shirt thing. And I am also inspired by Dita Von Teese and Gwen Stefani. Their style is retro, but it’s still very feminine at the same time.
Andra Day

A pompadour is actually pretty easy for me; it takes me about five minutes.
Andra Day

I decided to see how my voice sounds on different type of records. So I did Eminem and the Biggie, Florence and the Machine, and Muse covers. A couple of them just came from some jam sessions between me and my sister in her bedroom at my father’s house in San Diego.
Andra Day

For the record, I am not Stevie Wonder’s wife, and no, I am not his child.
Andra Day

I like the Victory rolls, beehive, pompadour – all of that stuff. It’s just cool. And actually, with ethnic hair, oddly enough, it works so well because I don’t have to tease my hair to get body.
Andra Day

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