Stout, (Denise Renee) an artist born and raised in New Haven , CT - began her musical endeavor at the age of 3, in her great grandmother's basement church. She began playing the drums for church service, and later, began singing in the children's choir. Her passion for performing became a constant motivating force.
She went from performing at local church concerts, musicals, and services, to touring the world as a supporting vocalist for Alicia Keys. This experience allowed her to perform with greats like Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Missy Elliott and so many more. The tour led them on a worldwide adventure across the GLOBE.
They hopped around the world, performing in the most prestigious venues to legendary shows like OPRAH, The Grammy Awards, The MTV Video Music Awards, The Billboard Music Awards, Dave Letterman Show, Jay Leno, Jimmy Fallon, Ellen, Good Morning America and the list keeps going. Her journey as a supporting vocalist continued with Electrifying Artists such as Childish Gambino and Cory Henry which fueled her solo career even more.
In 2018 she launched her solo career under the Alias “Stout”, which speaks to her stage presence--powerful, determined and solid! Since 2018, Stout released several singles and an EP which is steadily electrifying stages across the world, while transforming her listeners. Get ready! Her new album is approaching.
Photographer: Tyler Kenny @tylerkennyphoto Assistant: Safa Haque @magnificent_misfit Model: Stout @theestout Wardrobe Stylist: Oliver Brown @olvrbrwn Makeup Artist: Tish Ferguson @tish_ferguson
When did your passion for fashion start and what were the main milestones that turned you into the artist you currently are?
My passion began at the age of 5. I remember being excited to style my outfits for school!
My experience in touring the world is what really pushed me my freedom in fashion / persona style.
What do you love the most about your profession?
I love that my voice/ music helps to heal and empower people, all round the world!
How would you describe your work to someone who has never seen it? Is there any message you would like your photos to convey?
Unique, bold, fierce, the powerful.
My message is to be yourself!
How hard has it been establishing yourself in the industry and what are some of the largest things you've faced?
I don’t look at it being hard. I look at this process, like a marathon. You have to find your rhythm, and pace, once you establish that, along with patience, you will win.
If you could go back and tell yourself one thing before beginning your career what would it be?
TAKE YOUR TIME, explore, feel, apply.
What is your main source of inspiration?
LIFE and all sorts of music.
Are there particular issues within the fashion industry that concern you?
I am happy to see the increase of diversity in the industry.
What kind of impact do you hope to make in the fashion world?
I hope that , when people look at me, they feel motivated and inspired to fully be themselves.
In your daily routine, what resources do you like to learn new things about art, fashion?
Instagram has been a go to, but I also like to watch documentaries on icon houses and people.
What projects are you working on next, and what are your goals for the future?
My new Album ! It will be available in June 2021! It has a new sound, new look and a whole new live show!
Where can we see more of your works and get connected with you?
You can find me on Instagram @theestout_
Spotify, Apple Music, tidal, etc (Stout)
YouTube (STOUT and the Revolution)