How it Works:
1: Listen to the Artist Interview.
2: Pause and play as you go, pull quotes that resonate with your story into your journal.
3: Journal 15-60 minutes without interruption.
The Love Story behind “Love is Everything”
Meet Antonique Smith
Acclaimed actress Antonique Smith speaks on seeing past heartache and remaining open for love. Known for her role as Faith Evans in Notorious, and Mimi in Jonathan Larson’s Broadway production of Rent. Due to her exceptional musical talents, 2015 delivered Antonique a Grammy nomination for her debut single “Hold Up Wait a Minute.”
Born to a big family, she has always been surrounded with love. Regardless, similar to most of us, she struggled with some relationships and heartbreak. Therefore, through her music, Antonique aims to help others not feel alone in their recovery from heartache. Similarly, she aims to encourage the belief in beautiful, wonderful things, such as “Love is Everything.” Antonique also answers the question of how she has gone through heartbreak and what has helped her move on. She claims while heartache is difficult to see through, opening yourself to receive love is everything.
With this in mind, if you are struggling with heartbreak listen to see how family and friends play an important role in getting over someone.
Remember, love takes courage.
“Love takes courage and in order to experience it, you have to invite it in.”
“First of all, God is love and love is good… I still do believe in love. I also do believe that in order to experience love, you have to be open. You can’t be closed off. You can’t be afraid.”
“Sharing my music is sharing my personal experiences as a part of my love. And then them receiving it in such a way that the way they perceived it, the way they received my lyrics… is them giving their love to me. “
— Antonique Smith
Producer and Editor: Mingjie Zhai
Interviewer: Amber Zhai
Cameras: Derrick Cleveland
Photographer: Sherman Wellons