I present to you, a rocking dance-pop duo who is ready to take Canada & the world by storm, Catina & Angela or also popularly known as HighDiamond! Their debut single ‘Broken’ has already hit the airwaves all across Canada since May of this year & has clearly become a favorite to many! Since the release of ‘Broken’ they’ve been voted CKXS 99.1 XS Emerging Artist for the month of May by listeners, AND in Ottawa on Hot 89.9 ‘Broken’ won Battle of The Beats five nights in a row, helping them to secure a spot in the Hot 89.9 Hall of Fame!
Check out my little chat with these upcoming femme fatales here -
Q. Who/What first sparked your interest in music?
HD: From a very young age we have both been exposed to all kinds of music in every genre from our dance training. There are beautiful pieces of classical music for ballet, old style jazz, hip hop, etc. We honestly don’t remember a day that has gone by that we haven’t listened to music. We love all kinds of music!!
Q. What was your journey like to this point as artists?
HD: The journey has been amazing! Never a dull moment that’s for sure! We’re constantly working with new people in the industry, always learning new things and evolving as artists. You really have to be like a sponge and take in everything. With two singles released and music videos on the way we have a lot going on and it’s exciting to see it all come together! We’re taking this next part of our journey to Miami to record some new music and work with new people so it will be an exciting chapter!
Q. How would you describe your sound?
HD: Our sound is dance pop! Very upbeat, positive and catchy! Our sound may change a little with these new tracks we’re working on now!
Q. Who are your musical influences?
CAT: Nicole Scherzinger! I love the way Nicole can go from the pop sound of Pussy Cat Dolls to Phantom of the Opera and Don’t Cry For Me Argentina. Her voice is so pure and she’s so elegant and classy.
ANG: Rihanna! She has a unique sound and I love her vibe.
Q. Tell us about your popular debut single ‘Broken’. Was it written by you both. If so, what is the inspiration behind the song?
HD: We co-wrote the song! Its about sacrifice. Which is choosing someone else’s feelings over your own. We’ve also released our second single ‘Just Like That’. Its about missing someone you love and anticipation.
Q. What can fans look forward to with your future releases?
HD: ‘Dance It Away’ is licensed to a movie called ‘Idiots, Product & Money 2′ that will be coming out in the new year and we are currently working on some new music! Can’t wait to share it!
Q. Where are you looking to take your careers? What is the ultimate goal?
HD: Our ultimate goal is to be the best entertainers we can be. Play to huge audiences!! To connect and relate with our fans, and for our fans to know they can depend on our music no matter what they are going through at a certain time in their life.
Q. Now lets talk fashion. Would you say that you both have specific personal styles when it comes to fashion? And would you call yourselves fashion enthusiasts?
CAT: We both have very different personal styles! I am the ‘girly’ one out of the two of us. I love bright colors and sometimes nerdy attire. I love being comfortable!
ANG: I am always trying new things! I like to be different, and express myself through my attire. My go to color is black and I love to be comfortable most of the time.
Q: So boots or heels?!
CAT: Heels…all the way!
Q. Do you follow fashion rules, or are you law breaking trendsetters?
CAT: Honestly I probably couldn’t name off one fashion rule. I wear what I want and I wear how I’m feeling. One thing we go by; fashion is your personality, wear it!
ANG: Whats a fashion rule? LOL I guess that makes us trendsetters!
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