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Brooklyn singer Freelamour featured on ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ soundtrack
Spike Lee selected Clarissa Ramos’ song “Little Girl” out of thousands of submissions.
Before being selected as one of the New York City-based artists to appear on the soundtrack for the Netflix remake of Spike Lee’s “She’s Gotta Have It”, Brooklyn singer Freelamour was struggling to find the confidence to share her intimate music publicly.
Clarissa Ramos, who goes by Freelamour when recording, is one of seven previously undiscovered musicians who landed credits on a Spike Lee production after the filmmaker posted a call for new tracks on Instagram in January.
“I was a little taken back. I didn’t believe it,” she said of the call she’d received from Lee’s lawyers in the spring. “I’m now inspired to keep doing music that’s true to my heart because I was real and authentic and Spike Lee noticed it.”
INTERVIEW WITH BLACK GIRL NERDS
Interview With Singer & Songwriter Freelamour
Song Featured in 'She's Gotta Have It"
In November of 2017, Netflix released their highly anticipated show She’s Gotta Have It, a ten episode series based off of famed director Spike Lee’s 1986 film of the same name. The show stars DeWanda Wise as the protagonist Nola Darling, a Black woman going through a journey of self-discovery though her friendships, romantic relationships with men, and women and her art.
One of the signature aspects of She’s Gotta Have It is the music that’s interwoven throughout each moment of Nola’s life. One of those songs, “Little Girl,” plays during a particularly enlightening scene in episode 5 “#4MyNegusAndMyBishes (ALL WORDS MATTER),” performed by folk singer and song writer Clarissa Ramos, a/k/a Freelamour. I recently had the opportunity to speak with Clarissa about her life, music, and what it means to be a part of such a provocative show.
INTERVIEW WITH FANBASE PRESS
FANBASE PRESS INTERVIEWS FREELAMOUR ON THE INCLUSION OF HER MUSIC IN SPIKE LEE’S ‘SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT’
The following is an interview with musician Freelamour regarding the inclusion of her music in Spike Lee's new Netflix series, She's Gotta Have It. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Freelamour about how her music came to be a part of the series, her creative process, what she hopes that listeners will take away from her work, and more!
Barbra Dillon, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief: Congratulations on the inclusion of your music in Spike Lee’s new Netflix series, She’s Gotta Have It! For our readers who may be unfamiliar, what can you tell us about the premise of the series?
Freelamour: Thank you so much. She’s Gotta Have It is a series about a beautiful, struggling Brooklyn artist named Nola Darling who follows her own rules. She’s outspoken, complicated, progressive, unapologetic, passionate, and sexual. The show explores things like polyamory, gentrification, harassment, and body image through Nola’s relationship with her friends, her job, and her three lovers.