In a sea of aspiring pop star hopefuls Bay Area native and singer/songwriter QUIÑ is setting herself apart. Her signature style, heavy dusting of freckles and experimental approach to R&B have already snagged her features with established artists like G-Eazy. QUIÑ was introduced to music early through her father who played the drums and would take her along to jam sessions. She also sang in her Episcopal choir as a child, an experience that helped fine tune her ear for harmonizing and singing with other voices.
QUIÑ’s breathy, soaring vocals often favor upbeat tracks and pop-centered production that place her voice squarely at the center of the action. It’s a huge change for the songstress who told Vibe that she was extremely shy and never wanted people to know that she could sing as a child. Despite her bashfulness QUIÑ looked to songstresses like Keri Hilson, Celine Dion, Brandy and Ciara as role models for her future self, further telling Vibe, “Aaliyah and Ciara were the ones that let me realize that belting your voice doesn’t prove that you can sing, and using falsetto doesn’t mean you can’t sing. I learned this meaning of tone.” Whether she’s singing falsetto or riffing like Beyonce, QUIÑ has found a sweet spot with many. If you’re in Los Angeles and interested in seeing her live she’ll be performing in a showcase at The Mint on January 26.