ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

INDIA SHAWN

Originally Published on: Flaunt.com

By: Shirley Ju

India Shawn continues to grace the world with her undeniable talents and breathtaking beauty. Having floated around the music industry for over a decade now, the Los Angeles-born and bred singer-songwriter has now stepped into the limelight as her own artist, creating her own version of smooth, sultry R&B—while touching on important topics such as self-love and divine femininity.  

Coming up as a member of writing collective Full Circle, India has written for everyone from Chris Brown to Keri Hilson to Monica. Her 2012 debut Origin hails standout single “I’m Alive,” which caught the attention of Solange Knowles. To date, she’s played at Kanye West’s iconic Sunday Services at Coachella, as well as toured with Anderson .Paak and The Free Nationals.

After touring with the Free Nationals, India reintroduced herself by releasing “Cali Love”, “Not Too Deep” featuring 6lack, and “Movin’ On” featuring Anderson .Paak. Fast forward to today, she returns with “Too Sweet,” ft. UMO, an Alt-R&B downtempo song about empowering yourself after being ghosted. 

Flaunt caught up with India via phone to discuss her roots in LA, her first big placement, transitioning into her own artistry, the inspo behind “Too Sweet,” shooting the visual, what she wants fans to get from her story, collaborating with Anderson .Paak, her recent experience at the Grammys, relationship with Harry Styles, goals, and more!

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