Houston Music

DeAndre Wright, R&B Star On The Rise

Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to [email protected].

Sometimes when you meet someone, you can automatically tell that you're talking to a shitty person (books... covers... judging... whatever). We got the opposite feeling when we stumbled into meeting R&B star-to-be DeAndre Wright.

She was nice and humble and polite to speak with without any of those qualities undermining her confidence at all. It's a quality that extends through her music, which is mostly that poppy, poppy pop music you'd expect a thin woman with perfectly straight teeth to sing.

So we reached out to have her answer questions about jackals, Encino Man and football players. Treat a lady like a lady, we've always been taught.

Rocks Off: Tell everyone everything they need to know about you and your music in exactly six words.

DeAndre Wright: Honest, heartfelt, personal, yet relatable, Pop-R&B. Didn't think I could do it did you?

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Shea Serrano