Behind the Song
Hailed by fans as “feel-good music, with a unique sound”, Ohnlé music has its roots in Pop and R&B setting his signature sound of Pop/R&B Fusion, but wets the appetite of other genre palates, using musical mixtures of Rock, Reggae, Jazz, and Country. From head-bopping, upbeat tempos that inspire fun, new beginnings, and sprouting relationships, to slow-grooving ballads that empathize with love and heartbreak; his music mantra is versatility, substance, and journey. Versatility inspired by his loathe of being "Put in a box" or limited, sparking his thrive in producing his own music, directing his own videos, etc. Substance inspired by the subject matter in his lyrics, to connect with the listener on a an emotional level. Journey inspired by not shying away from his growth in quality, and embracing his storytelling abilities by taking his fans on an arcing journey via music or visually.
For fans who have never heard your music, can you pick three words to describe it?! If three words just aren't enough then tell us more!!
Versatile. Feel Good. Vibe.
That's the brand of Ohnlé, I'm not just a "insert genre here" artist. I make vibes.
What is your favorite part about being an artist? Is it songwriting, performing, recording, something else?) Tell us why.
Kind of piggy backing off of the last question, I love all the aspects, they all give different feelings, but the same energy. That feeling you get when songwriting and you're stuck but then a deep meaningful bar comes to you, or you're recording and you hit a note on accident and its flamework! Performing and seeing a person that did know you 3 minutes ago, truly rock with your creation. It's all priceless!
Can you tell us what being in the recording studio is like for you?
I usually record in my home studio, so it's an intimate safe space to make mistakes and not care about wasting time. Being present in the moment is a thing for me, I love embracing the moment especially when it comes to creating in the studio. So for me being in the studio is adventurous but purposeful.
Okay, this a fun question. When you are not doing music, what else do you enjoy doing?
Man, I love going to the movies, like the actual movie theater. Those naps hit different. I also make films and act, so I enjoy it from a subjective perspective.
I go to church and study my bible as well, I try my best to balance everything with that as the forefront
Who do you admire most in the music scene today and why?
Babyface. He is basically what I am, just lightyears ahead of me
Can you tell us what song you've written that is the most emotional and describe the meaning behind it?
Even though my newest song "Take Me" is an upbeat song, it's actually filled with an array of emotions. It's starts off-
"It's nights like this I got you thinking about me lately, when you don't have my arms to keep you warm"
It's a very lonesome setting, then it describes then feeling of being guarded from love, then finally embracing love and the euphoric feeling you get from it that takes you to the moon!
Are you working on any new material right now or what's in the works for the upcoming year?
If I had my way, I'd like to drop at least two more times this year! That's extremely ambitious for an indie but I'm going to tackle it because the next two songs are absolute game changers. Then it's a lot of performing and marketing the next two songs plus this most recent one.
Tell us where fans can access your music.
You can access my music on all platform!
Easiest way is through my website: https://www.ohnlemusic.com/