YourMusic MyWorld Interviews:D.Woods

by Alex on March 20, 2010

We caught up with D.Woods Tuesday afternoon to discuss her new album “The Gray Area”. We also talked about her new label Woodgrane Entertainment and more check out the Interview below:

Alex: Hey D.woods

D.Woods: Hey, How are you

Alex: I’m good how are you?

D.Woods: Good

Alex: Thank you for taking this time out your schedule

D.woods: My Pleasure

Alex: So tell us about your new project the Gray area?

D.Woods: The Gray Area is my début solo album and its coming this summer on my label Woodgrane Entertainment that I worked so diligently over the past year to launch and set up and it’s really kind of a claiming of the space that I was in the over the past year which was like kind of like a gray area being in between that limbo stage but not wanting just to wallow but really like You know this  is what it is I’m claiming my space reinventing myself and that’s the music that came out of that period.

Alex: What will be the sound for this record be like? Will it be similar to what we heard from Danity Kane?

D.woods: Yes and no (Laughs) and that’s why it’s also why kind of why it’s a gray area because it’s starting from what is familiar to you guys ear’s from I did with Danity Kane because I did write so many records on the last album but also moving into what is more Me so its starting from and moving away from.

Alex: Were glad you’re back once we heard the news about Danity Kane we did not want you to leave you were our favorite.

D.Woods: Aww, Thanks (Laughs)

Alex: Were glad that your back and you’re making new records and we can’t wait to hear the album.

D.Woods: Yes you can definitely check out the buzz single “Legalize Me” on online music outlets to get your taste buzz ready right now.

Alex: We have check out the single and the video we love it.

D.Woods: Thank you

Alex: How many songs did you write on the Gray area?

D.Woods: All of them ,I either wrote 100 percent or co-wrote with my team “The Girls Club” and other collaborations that I have always been cool with and have a good chemistry with . You’re really going to get a lot of me and your really going to find out what D.woods sound is and where my head was in the gray area.

Alex: Who have you worked with on this album?

D.Woods: I have the single Legalize me and couple other of the songs on the album are produced by a man by a young man by the name of Soundz and some other really good producers that are emerging another production team may come out of it  grand hustle gave me a call. A lot of people are emerging talent I felt that it was necessary because I’m emerging talent as well, but were all like on the horizon on the writing side Shanell Aka SNL (Young Money) who’s part of the Girls Club Mika Means.

We caught up with D.Woods Tuesday afternoon to discuss her new album “The Gray Area”. We also talked about her new label Woodgrane Entertainment and more check out the Interview below:

Alex: Hey D.woods

D.Woods: Hey, How are you

Alex: I’m good how are you?

D.Woods: Good

Alex: Thank you for taking this time out your schedule

D.woods: My Pleasure

Alex: So tell us about your new project the Gray area?

D.Woods: The Gray Area is my début solo album and its coming this summer on my label Woodgrane Entertainment that I worked so diligently over the past year to launch and set up and it’s really kind of a claiming of the space that I was in the over the past year which was like kind of like a gray area being in between that limbo stage but not wanting just to wallow but really like You know this  is what it is I’m claiming my space reinventing myself and that’s the music that came out of that period.

Alex: What will be the sound for this record be like? Will it be similar to what we heard from Danity Kane?

D.woods: Yes and no (Laughs) and that’s why it’s also why kind of why it’s a gray area because it’s starting from what is familiar to you guys ear’s from I did with Danity Kane because I did write so many records on the last album but also moving into what is more Me so its starting from and moving away from.

Alex: Were glad you’re back once we heard the news about Danity Kane we did not want you to leave you were our favorite.

D.Woods: Aww, Thanks (Laughs)

Alex: Were glad that your back and you’re making new records and we can’t wait to hear the album.

D.Woods: Yes you can definitely check out the buzz single “Legalize Me” on online music outlets to get your taste buzz ready right now.

Alex: We have check out the single and the video we love it.

D.Woods: Thank you

Alex: How many songs did you write on the Gray area?

D.Woods: All of them ,I either wrote 100 percent or co-wrote with my team “The Girls Club” and other collaborations that I have always been cool with and have a good chemistry with . You’re really going to get a lot of me and your really going to find out what D.woods sound is and where my head was in the gray area.

Alex: Who have you worked with on this album?

D.Woods: I have the single Legalize me and couple other of the songs on the album are produced by a man by a young man by the name of Soundz and some other really good producers that are emerging another production team may come out of it  grand hustle gave me a call. A lot of people are emerging talent I felt that it was necessary because I’m emerging talent as well, but were all like on the horizon on the writing side Shanell Aka SNL (Young Money) who’s part of the Girls Club Mika Means.

Alex: So being that you and your sister are so talented, Have y’all thought about doing a duo together or an album?

D.woods: Deffently when we were younger we were in a number of different groups and structure of groups but as your growing up and finding your own identity we kind of went in separate ways and different directions, but we always collaborate I’m collaborating with her on her album she’s on mine and eventually when the time is right we will do a project together. But it’s also about the right timing in each other careers because were so close in age and so close in career paths we don’t want it to clash. It’s a sister thing if you have any siblings you know it can be (Laughs).

Alex: (Laughs) yea, what most inspires you when you write music?

D.Woods:  I’m kind of like a sponge you know I can go outside and see something and it will make me think of a concept or it could be the particular track that will make me feel like whatever mood the track puts me in. The stories and the words kind of come from everywhere all the experiences that you have in your life or that you have in people’s lives that are around you and it comes out.

Alex: Okay, Woodgrane   Entertainment can you tell us more about that

D.Woods:  Yes Woodgrane entertainment is a big venture for me because it’s really taking the next step in claiming my destiny; I’ve always been a big advocate of having longevity in the business and the entertainment world and what better way, than to establish your own label imprint.  That’s I’ve done I’m playing like little characters I’m the CEO I’m the artist and the Executive and executing everything that needs to be done. I’m the first artist on the label, but we definitely have plans to expand.We have to take one step at a time were definitely building out strategies for longevity in the business and were bringing really great projects and great work to the forefront for everything I would like see going on in the Industry and eventually giving other artist the chance to showcase.

Alex: We know that you have done some acting lately tell us about your new movie We Are Family.

D.Woods:  Yes, We Are Family is a comedy it is with tri-destiny films and we finished it in the fall of 2009 and everyone is excited it was a really great cast it’s about people from all opposite side of the world who you would never thought would be in the same room together or have nothing in common but come to find out there family.

Alex: We saw how close you and Aubrey were on the show are y’all still close?

D.Woods: We speak every now and then were just really taking different directions in our career right now.

Alex: How has the experience with Danity Kane changed you as an individual career?

D.woods: Every experience that you go thought you should learn something from it, I definitely  learned a lot I took a lot of notes and every level of the game that you get into your exposed to new lessons new principles , and new people so just making sure you learn from it.

Alex: Who would you love to work with most that you have not already?

D.woods: There’s so many people I definitely want to collaborate with some really great people who I feel like I could learn a lot from and my mind being expanded People like Cee-Lo from Goodie mob ,Robin Thicke, Andre 3000,I am writing songs so I’m with people who’s albums are being worked on now, I don’t want to put any out there because I don’t want to jinx a lot of people I want to collaborate musically. On the acting I love to be working alongside people like Denzel Washington, Taraji P. Henson and doing projects that are  produced  by Overbrook Entertainment (Will Smith’s Company) or Plan B(Brad Pitt’s Company) I have a long list I have yet hit the top of the iceberg as to who I see myself working with in the near future.

Alex: Any advice for any upcoming female artists trying to get into the industry?

D.Woods: Yes You have to stick to your guns and be professional and it’s a trust thing but at the end of the day all the relationship building who you know it doesn’t overshadow your talent of what you do whether your performing on stage or on the camera or behind the scenes whatever you do your talent or your skill always own that and that’s’ what’s going to make you a great at what you do.

Alex: When not in the studio or focusing on music what do you like to do in your free time?

D.Woods: I’m a real movie buff you will catch me either at the movies or at somebody’s house having movie night and just popping in DVD’s , I’ll sit there and watch 2 or 3 movies in a row the that’s  kind of what I have been doing lately if I’m not in the rehearsal hall or in the studio or something like that but being in those creative places that’s like a free time thing because if I’m not working on something for myself Ill probably just be in there chilling with other people who are working and enjoying their process.

Alex: What other Projects do you have coming out that we should be on the lookout for?

D.Woods:  My main focus has really been Woodgrane entertainment, The Gray Area and there are some T.V and film things that are coming out in the pipeline that we can talk about that yet , but that’s the main focus right now this ,Album and Music. But it’s not always about music all the time sometimes you have to lend your talents for a greater cause. I have been doing some charity stuff I just did the clean energy tour with Al gore’s alliance for climate protection and I have a nonprofit organization called “Project Girls Club” its like the nonprofit part of “The Girls Club” we set up different programs and events it’s kind of like a big sister little sister thing for younger girls or just youth in general.

Alex: So Your fans wanted to know if you could sing a little bit of Legalize me.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5ySyqgfjT8]

So everybody make sure you go to all online Media outlets(ITunes,Amazon,Rhapsody) to download the single “Legalize Me” and to get more information on D.Woods go to www.missdwoods.com and hit up her official twitter http://twitter.com/yagirldwoods

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