Looking in Hindsight and Beyond with Hampton Creative Deanna Blu

By Brandi Hutchinson

Hampton University is an inclusive institution that embodies art and its various forms. Every year, more creatives are enrolled from all over to continue their journey of making art.

Deanna Blu is one of those multitalented creatives.

The senior strategic communication major, also known as Masie Blu, is an indie soul artist from Philadelphia. Blu is a singer, songwriter and producer who not only creates music to express herself but also to uplift and inspire others. She breaks societal barriers by utilizing her talents to define art in her own way through music and other forms. She constantly takes full advantage of the role the artist plays in society by using her creative expression.

"Art is a beautiful outlet to share," Blu said. "I identify with all forms of art. I create sculptures, paintings, poetry, songs, choreography, photography and video edits. I love art. I enjoy songwriting the most."

Deanna Blu released her debut album Hindsight on March 25. Hindsight is the understanding of a situation or event only after it has happened or developed. Blu uses the meaning of the word "hindsight" to help her depict the message of growth and transformation through her piece of work. She expresses her understanding of the lessons learned after experience and the growth she gained behind it.

"I loved the actual definition of hindsight when I discovered it," Blu said. "My album Hindsight was written because the songs I wrote are about lessons that I turned into gems."

For more on this story, read the Oct. 4 issue of The Hampton Script or visit HamptonScript.com.

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