Published on Mar 28, 2017
TITLE: Mind Control
Yoncia is a star on the rise in the NYC reggae scene. She will be performing later this week, September 27th at SOB’s Faces In The Crowd. We were able to catch up with her on a porch stoop in New York and talk about reggae music, her growing career and her respect for the positive message of reggae music.
RN: Tell us how you got your name, Yoncia?
Y: So it's a tricky story. My given name is Biancia and Yoncia was just a break off from it.
RN: So like a nickname?
Y: It’s like a nickname
RN: The album She Is Yoncia dropped in April. How's the response been to that album so far?
Y: It dropped April 1st. I think for my first album and not having any prior experience in the music industry, I think the take to the album is really good. The feedback is really good. People like “Whine Pon Yuh”. Which is super cool ‘cuz I always thought they'd be more interested “Where I’m From” which is the name of one of my songs. Because that really gives my background but everybody seems to like “Whine Pon Yuh”.
RN: Everyone likes a good dance song.
Y: Yeah, everyone likes a good dance song, you're right (laughs)
RN: You've been working with VPAL music. They have so many great artists, it’s a great place to start out. How has it been working with them so far?
Y: For me it has been really good. Everybody has their own experience. But for me it has been really good. I think the communication has been good. Relationship-wise, I feel like I can call them if I have a question or call them if need to call them. For me if you can't communicate then we can't work together. That’s a big thing and I think it’s a big plus.