For Rayssa Dynta, music has been a big part of her life. It inspires and transpires her into a brilliant singer-songwriter in the present Indonesian music society, whose works are highly profound and pack lots of stories. Within this interview, she dishes about how her grandparents act as her role model, how she creates her music and the area she would love to explore.
Hi, Rayssa! It’s nice to meet you. Would you tell us a bit about yourself?
Hi, Rollover Reaction. I’m Rayssa Dynta, a singer-songwriter and also a proud dog mom of a cute Maltipoo named Ramen!
Music has been a part of your life for some time now. What does music mean to you?
For me, music is an outlet to express myself as well as a career now, so I see it as something really fun and I feel lucky doing it.
How and when did you see yourself pursuing your career in music?
Actually, not too long ago. I’ve been doing music since I was young but mostly for fun, and I started doing music as a job when these two guys who have been working in the industry for a couple of years approached me and offered me a career opportunity through my music. They take music seriously and consider it as a real job, so it’s pretty much a revelation for me that I can do the same.
What an amazing journey you had. Do you have a role model in life that you always look up to along the way?
Well, it’s always changing. I look up to the Dalai Lama when I seek for peace, and to my grandpa when it comes to being patient. I must say that my grandpa definitely has the greatest influence.
That’s meaningfully deep. And what about a role model in music?
I think the one who got me into music was actually my grandparents because they used to sing and play the piano, but for me artistically, it’s always changing. I listen to the old schools like Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby, but I also listen to the current stuff, like dance, electronic, et cetera (to look up to). It changes a lot.
We must say we find it amusing. Since you mentioned before that your role models in music are always changing, does it affect your musical style in any way?
In terms of style, I tend to find what is most comfortable for me singing, so I take lessons from whoever I’m listening to and mix them all up to match my preferred musical and singing style.