Fascinated by music that shaped her generation, she loves that, today, you can put different genres of music into one song. But for Tess, she does find herself leaning towards pop music because she started out covering pop artists like Sia and Ed Sheeran. “But I’m not stuck in one genre”, she said. “I like to listen to all kinds of music. I get bored easily and like to take inspirations from everywhere. That’s how I want people to see my music. Something that you can’t put into one box or one genre. I come from a land of diversity, and I want my music to reflect that!”
There were two performances that confirmed Tess’ conviction that music is what she wanted to do, and nothing else. “I’ve always loved to be on stage”, she continued. “I’ve been so used to it since I was little as I’ve been dancing since I was four. One of the performances you’re talking about was my first at an opening for a French artist in a big stadium in La Réunion Island. I was alone on stage, a little scared but also very excited. Even if the public didn’t know my music, they were very supportive. I just felt like I was in the right place. I felt confident and 100% myself. That’s when I knew music was the right thing for me! It was then confirmed when I did my first show in Paris opening for Gallant. I just love to feel the connection with the public”.