Indigo has truly become a seasoned and well respected artist in this industry. It’s hard to hear her unique sound or see her captivating moves and not fall in love with her aura. The New Yorker turned Los Angeles resident has been shaking up the underground Soul/Hip Hop scene since she performed in Afropunk’s Battle of the Bands in 2014 and 2016. After arriving in LA in 2016 and teaming up with Pakk Music Group, Indigo has really worked on perfecting her sound and spreading her message of love and self awareness.
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Where were you born and where are you now?
I was born and raised in New York. I grew up in Nassau County, Long Island and spent all of my later years in NYC between Long Island, Brooklyn, Harlem and the Bronx. I honestly have to say that New York is the best place ever to be from. My foundation is rooted in hustle and grind. It’s in my blood to go hard for what I want. With that drive and determination, I dropped everything moving to Los Angeles. Now I’m just here flourishing and spreading all this abundant love in my heart around.
What made you decide to make the move from New York to LA?
I came to LA to find myself more spiritually and musically. The environment and energy here in Los Angeles is much different than that of New York City’s. There is a sense of community here that is constantly inviting, electric, and vibrant. I’m sure the sunny days year round definitely help. I’ve also found that it’s often hard to really reach your full potential in the place that you’re from. For some reason, people you’ve grown up with can’t see you as someone who can actually go out into the world and be something truly great until they see it right in front of them. It’s much easier for people who don’t know you to believe in your ability to make it in an industry like this than it is for those you’ve been around your whole life to. So the come up is sometimes hard at home. When I first came to LA (for what was supposed to be three weeks) in 2016 to promote my “BleuDreamZ” EP… man the love I got was extremely overwhelming. The feelings I felt were familiar, as if I was meant to be here and had actually been here before. Once the guy at the 7-eleven knew my name and what flavored backwoods I love (Honey Berry), I just couldn’t leave. Los Angeles became home before I knew it and so, I never used that return ticket back to New York.
Who are you as an artist?
I am a healer. Everything I make is to heal. I am a symbol of self love and liberation. I am an activist and an alchemist. I always put my purest intentions into all of my art so that I can move people’s spirits and minds into more positive, productive places. I’m able to be a guiding light because I’ve seen the depths of the darkness and still found a way to shine through. I’m able to speak for those who have been muted because I have been silenced and, yet, still found my song. I’m able to heal with conviction because I am a walking testimony of God’s love and of the power in knowing yourself and your divinity. Whether it be moving souls to sit with their shadows and conquer, or to dance around and glow like they make sunshine out of their behinds, all my art is made to uplift and heal. I’m here to remind the world that the field of possibility is as infinite and as vast as you picture it to be. Anything you want to attain, you can. Anything that’s meant for you is already yours. I am a walking affirmation and my art is pure love.
Love the ‘ENERGY’ track and video, it’s very infectious. The video is very creative, tell us about the creative process:
Thank you! Oh man getting this vision into fruition was not easy but it was all in divine order. I’m literally the most anal person when it comes to my work so I was very hands on with everything. I made my costumes, did my own hair, hand picked dancers with my creative director Durell Eason, rehearsed choreography for hours upon hours for weeks, styled the extras, and even stayed for every single minute of editing. I put a lot of intentional subliminal seeds and energy activators throughout the visual to stimulate the mind and help aid in spiritual elevation and kundalini activation. My favorite was the use of flashes of color throughout the video to show the journey through the chakras. I’m just so pleased with how everything turned out and am overjoyed by all the love that ENERGY has been receiving.
I’m currently finishing up two projects and about to start a jewelry line as well. I’m extremely excited to be going into this new business endeavor with my partner Ashleigh Rae. In the next few weeks I’ll also be releasing the first single from one of those projects, produced by my Pakk Music fam and producer Python P, titled “Beautiful Blasphemy”. Python actually produced all the tracks on my next EP, so I’m really hyped to finally release a pure Pakk Music project. I’ve even got a book I’m writing in the works to help ease the mind, body and soul. I’m super thrilled and anxious to release to the planet all the new stuff I’ve been working on.
What does Dark Beauty mean to you?
Dark Beauty is true beauty. It’s bringing light to all the beautiful things and beings society has forgotten about while trying to be something it’s not. It’s getting back to source and to unconditional empathy and compassion for one another. It’s putting love at the forefront of all we do and seeing beauty in everything through love’s eyes. When you see love everywhere, you see beauty. You see truth.