We had the good fortune of connecting with Beania Tanae and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Beania, can you talk to us a bit about the social impact of your business?
I feel my music can help impact society because communication seems to be a lost art in this generation. With technology thriving, simple joys such as love and peace seem harder to grasp. People don’t know how to use their words anymore. Music, I feel, helps them be able to express things they might not otherwise be able to. It helps them feel things maybe they didn’t know they could feel. It’s just so magical to me… how the right song can really change everything.‘
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
None of this was easy. I didn’t start creating music for real until right before COVID hit in 2020. I was a criminal justice junior at Georgia State, dealing with the college student life, mainly writing about relationships. My goal gradually shifted away from law school as time went on.
It’s a really hard task to pour your vulnerability out on a sheet of paper. And as a singer, it’s more than just about the words. The melody, tempo, rhythm, and adlibs play crucial roles in R&B. The biggest challenge was definitely shutting out everything in the world to focus on me and how I felt. To focus on how I’d like to get my message across to everyone. It was so scary when I released my first single “Losing Again” December 2020. My supporters and my genuine love for good music makes all the stress and anxiety worthwhile. I’ve learned that a good life must be worked for, so it’s time to work.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Ummm, I’ve still never been to the Georgia Aquarium I think. And if I have, it’s been way too long so I’d be going there again. Food is my greatest passion so we would definitely be eating good food at places like Juicy Crab, Cheesecake Factory, Fumi, and Parma Tavern. My best friend is actually in town to visit right now and we have plans on visiting the Sugar Factory, which is famous for their large candy-inspired drinks. We’d end up at a strip club because that’s where she loves to go. I don’t actually like people or places too much. I’m very much an introvert, but I do enjoy seeing the world and living life.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to include my family as a major part of my story. They all, my mom especially, could not live without music. It has been a fundamental part of my life. My aunt has always encouraged me to write my own music instead of always just singing someone else’s. I never thought I’d be here today, but thanks to them, we made it. Now, I’m chasing the dream I never knew I had.