Some weeks, 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? E-mail their particulars firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's been a bit since we've had an R&B singer featured as Artist of the Week, longer still since it's been an R&B female. But that's what we have going on here today. Internet, meet Love Dominque.
I suppose it's slightly trite to characterize an R&Ber as "sassy" or "saucy," but those seems to be the most appropriate designations here. LD walks around in ethereal, hummingbird-light production, her voice doing most of the heavy lifting, it often sparrowing about being desirable, being proud or being proud to be desirable.
We reached over to Dominque to ask questions about things. Interview ahead. Mentions of an assassin, the worst musicians she's never heard of and so on. Forward.
Rocks Off: First, tell everyone everything they need to know about Love Dominique in exactly six words.
Love Dominque: Singer, songwriter, boxing enthusiast, R&B chick.
RO: I heard a rumor that you were born as part of a set of twins, but that your sister was stolen and raised in some hellish cave somewhere in Asia, that she became this vicious assassin of humans and the human condition, and that was named Hate Dominique. Is there any truth to that?
LD: [laughs] Yes, this is true. The Love Nation was formed to fight her. We only spread love over here.
RO: How many other [Feelings] Dominiques are there?
LD: There is like Dominique, I really like Dominique, and I like Dominique so much that I download all her songs on iTunes.
RO: Finish this sentence: The best female R&Bers of all-time are...
LD: Tina while she was with Ike, Beyonce and Brandy.
RO: Finish this sentence: The worst female R&Bers of all-time are...
LD: Don't know of any.
RO: Finish this sentence: When someone listens to my music, they're going to...
LD: Feel something.
RO: Here's a line from one of your songs: "Keep it sexy while cooking and cleaning, that's what I'm about." What type of message are you trying to convey there?
LD: That women can not only be sexy and desirable but also catering. I write songs from the perspective of the girl guys want to marry.
RO: Where can people find your music?
RO: Is there anything you want to make sure gets mentioned? Now's the time to do it.
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LD: My Lover's Game EP Series, as well as my new EP Scandal, can be downloaded for free from LoveDominiqueMusic.com. I will be live at Lamar University in Beaumont August 24. Oh, and follow me on Twitter @dominiquemusic.
Follow her on Twitter, duh.