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IamDoechii Is Determined To Blaze Her Own Path

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IamDoechii is a name that you will be seeing and hearing a lot of in the very near future. A fearless artist determined to blaze her own trail, the young musician from Tampa is a woman of multiple talents who writes and produces her own material while also being the creative director of her many projects. Determined to stay true to her authenticity, IamDoechii aims to give her fans the ultimate experience through her records and visuals.

Celebrating the six month of anniversary of her single ‘Yucky Blucky Fruitcake,’ the song continues to experience success as she steadily builds her profile on social media, and Doechii has been in her happy place, the studio, and focused on regularly creating content for her fans. This week’s Monday to Monday special guest, the artist chats with host Mike Boyd about her early success, what songs mean the most to her, the lesson she’s learned from GaryVee, and more during their 20-minute conversation.

Boyd starts the conversation by asking Doechii about her recent freestyle over Doja Cat’s ‘Kiss Me More’ remix. “I was in the studio and had just come from a meeting—I loved the song, I love Doja Cat, and I just wrote it really quickly. It was fun!” Boyd then takes it back in time as the two talk about her childhood, and passion for the arts. “I started off acting a lot,” she tells Boyd as she recalls her early days in entertainment. “My mom signed me up for every sport there is, and I did ballet, tap, jazz—pretty much everything in fine arts as I went to a performing arts school. As far as drama and theater—doing TikToks and skits with my friends is my way of expressing myself in that avenue. I’ve always loved the arts!”

Boyd and Doechii then discuss the development process behind her 2020 EP Oh The Places You’ll Go and what she was thinking as she put the project together. Referencing Julia Cameron’s 1992 self-help book The Artist’s Way, she explains how the book inspired her artistry. “I read the book, did all the weeks, and it was basically a creative recovery course for those that don’t know.

I felt like I was stuck in a rut creatively and used this book to help me get through it,” she tells Boyd before going into the overall concept of the record. “One of the things talked about was mending the relationship with your inner child, and I realized growing up I wasn’t very nice to myself. As I started doing that inner work and forgiving myself and other people, I was able to be fearless within my work and not focus on being perfect. I started writing from the perspective of my inner child.”

After a conversation about her favorite songs on the EP, the artist then talked about the importance of spirituality within her, how she approaches her visuals, and eventually got into the incorporation of Paramore into her single ‘Yucky Blucky Fruitcake.’ “Not a lot of people caught that it was playing in the background. Hayley Williams is a huge inspiration to me. She was my first exposure to rock. I grew up in a Christian household and wasn’t allowed to listen to secular music, so I had to sneak Paramore’s music into my room, and I would teach myself how to sing like her. That was a huge moment in my life.”

Asking Iamdochii about her track ‘PMS,’ the two then cover the concept behind the song and what it means to be overly present in life. “I’ve transitioned from working alone to working with a team, and I now view my music from two sides. I recognize now that Doechii is a business, and I’m in different rooms speaking to different people. I’ve been practicing presence like crazy recently, and even when I walk into a room, I don’t feel the need to assert myself verbally, but with my presence. With the song ‘PMS,’ it was a bad studio day. I was literally PMSing, and women have to always be present, cleaned up, and proper all while being on their period!

Boyd and Doechii covered a ton in this inspiring interview that you can watch above. Be sure to check out Doechii on Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter to keep up with all of her latest releases.

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