D*AUN is a multi talented singer, songwriter, performer from Houston, TX. He’s been performing since the age of 5 and has had a lot of success in his short career. D*AUN has not only recorded for Sing Top 10 but has also had major success with his group 4AM. Now living in sunny Orlando, FL, D*AUN steps out and brings you what is being called by many notable names in the music industry the new sound of pop and R&B. His forthcoming debut album will be available in stores and on iTunes winter 2016.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?
D*AUN: I am from Houston, Texas. My parents and family are originally from Colombia in South America. Both my sister and I are the first generation of my family here in America.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?
D*AUN: My musical background is a mix of 3 things. From a very young age I was exposed to all types of music, but there were three the that I’d say define me. First, Latin music, then musical theater and thirdly R&B. Up to this very day when I perform I find myself using these elements
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
D*AUN: I feel like I was given a gift, as we all have. I’m choosing to share mine with the world. It makes me feel so good to get messages from people and my fans telling me how much they can relate to my songs. I live for those moments. When I hear how I’ve inspired others to follow their dreams.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
D*AUN: In my songs I talk about many things such as love, break ups, having fun, and enjoying life. I’ve even written about moments in my life where I’ve put myself out there in my music and own up to my flaws in past relationships. Things that we all go through in this game we call life.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who is your fan base directed towards?
D*AUN: My fan base is more directed to ages 15-30, but I want to reach people of all ages.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?
D*AUN: My musical influences range from artist like Luther Vandross, Whitney Houston, Beyonce, Usher, and Michael Jackson. I like to study all these artist and find ways to create my own signature as they have.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
D*AUN: I would tell them my music is definitely pop, hip hop, and R&B influenced with some Latin flavor.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?
D*AUN: What separates me from other artist would have to be my personality. Secondly I would say my voice it’s definitely different and stands out on it’s own. My stage presence, and lastly my Latin background. I can both speak and sing in Spanish and would love to dabble in the Latin market as well.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?
D*AUN: Right now I am currently working on new material, performing as often as I can and also working towards releasing my second single “GOOSE” early next year.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
D*AUN: I want to first and foremost get signed to a major label. To be with one that believes in me as much as I do in myself.
To be as eager as I am to continue to work hard for my dreams and help me build a huge legacy and make our mark in music entertainment industry. So in 10 years I can see myself living out all of my dreams as one of the top recording artists. To be performing in front of tens of thousands of people, hearing them sing along to my songs, and enjoying the music experience along with me.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
D*AUN: My fans can stay easily stay in touch with me through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Soundcloud, and Reverbnation.
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