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Dangerous – Six Crucial Questions for AZRA

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Blending many musical genres, AZRA creates what she likens to “Substance Pop.”

The description’s a good one.

In any AZRA song, you can hear Top 40, dance, and soul influences, along with electronic or piano drops, pushing forth motivational messages.

Whether it’s the theme of perseverance (“Right Here”), freedom (“Dimension”), or standing strong (“Skyline”), AZRA crafts simple, powerful and positive reminders.

In AZRA’s latest video for her song “Dangerous” (above), five women share their own stories of changing norms by being themselves.

The testimonials are a nice touch. As for the song, it’s catchy and confident.

We learn more about AZRA and her passion for the craft below.

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© CLU RECORDS | AZRA - American Substance Pop Artist | http://www.azraofficial.com

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NAME: AZRA

AGE (if you want to give it up): AZRA is now “6 years old”

HOMETOWN: San Jose, CA

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1. What is your earliest musical memory?

My earliest memory was when I was three years old sitting next to my mom during her Catholic church choir practice, singing along with her, and looking over the altar stage thinking, why is everyone confined in a little box and why isn’t anyone dancing?

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2. What has been your most embarrassing musical moment?

Giving up my role to sing the national anthem at my high school’s homecoming game because I was upset about a boy. (So stupid.) I realized that I should never let anyone get between me and my passion for music.

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3. What do you like and dislike about touring?

I love rehearsing with my band and/or dancers, singing, performing, dancing, connecting with my audience, and visiting new cities. I don’t dislike anything about touring. When I figure out what I don’t like about it, I’ll let you know, if ever!

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4. What is your favorite record store, anywhere in the world?

My favorite record store is Amoeba Music in Los Angeles because the moment you walk into the store you can feel the presence of the greatest artists and musicians of all time. Just being in there, I get really inspired because you know a lot of amazing artists have walked down the aisles looking for great records. It’s a fun place to hang out and a very easy place to walk out with lots of vinyls.

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5. Other than your own music, what is your favorite song or album of all-time? Why?

I love the “Greatest Love of All” by Whitney Houston because it sums up my belief about serving and championing our youth. The greatest love of all is really loving yourself and the future generation. I also love singing big ballad songs.

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6. You wake up in a seedy Berlin hotel room with no recollection of the past 96 hours. Who is your first call?

My Oppa.

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Images Courtesy of © CLU RECORDS, AZRA, and Photographer Tony Barnes Jr.

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AZRA - Dangerous Single Cover Artwork Designer: Clara Lee Photographer: Tony Barnes Jr. Website: www.AZRAOFFICIAL.COM