Shayna Leigh is a singer/songwriter who was trying to make it in New York City. Being signed to a ‘Universal Music Group’ affiliated record label ‘S-Curve Records’ changed the course of the musician’s life drastically. She released her first debut album, ‘Drive’, subsequently, under the label on July 28, 2015. Shayna says that she’s really lucky to have worked with extremely talented writers who have all contributed to her success. Although having reached the point of success that majority of the striving, upcoming musicians don’t, she still studies and practices music on a daily basis. She says, “I think there has to be a part of you that wants to be great at what you do. I want to be a masterful singer, and I am willing to do whatever I have to do to get closer to that!”
I think there has to be a part of you that wants to be great at what you do. I want to be a masterful singer, and I am willing to do whatever I have to do to get closer to that!”
Venturing into uncertainty
Knowing very well that the industry is going to be brutally tough and competitive, the musician still ventured into the uncertain field of music. Relying deeply on her instincts, she uses it as a guiding force in her life and career. In fact, she believes that not following her instincts has often taken her down some bumpy roads. The passionate musician goes on to say, “The toughest moments for me have been when I didn’t follow my own instincts and trusted the wrong people. I’ve definitely had some dark moments, but ultimately they’ve been overshadowed by amazing ones.”
This is definitely a tough business and I think you have to love not only the dream but the daily work of making that dream a reality.”
Thanking her stars
Always looking to progress rather than staying stagnant, Shayna says that she is always evaluating her career choices. Taking a good look at the progress she made and seeing even the small results is what motivates her and helps her realize that she is on the right path. She says, “This is definitely a tough business and I think you have to love not only the dream but the daily work of making that dream a reality.” The musician also thanks her stars that her parents have been very supportive of her journey in living up to her potential.
Success and wisdom
Now, Shayna would love to share her experiences of dating and looking for love in New York City through her second EP, ‘Disaster Artist’. She’s released two of the five songs from the EP and is creating videos of all them which will tie together in the end. She says, “This is the most personal selection of songs I’ve released and I can’t wait to tell this story. There are a lot of love songs out there, but not so many songs about looking for love and what that entails. I’m excited for the opportunity to provide a new perspective.” Different is always good if you want to make a mark in this world, and it’s fair to say that Shayna Leigh has made hers. Having done so, she wants to pass on her wisdom to the younger generation by telling them that one must figure out exactly what she wants and go after it.