Artist Name: Gladys Padron [Lyricist]
Song Title: Dreamin’
Release Date: February 17, 2019
Tell us your history.
In approximately 2010, I began writing poetry due to a difficult and emotional time in my life.
In December of 2014, I was encouraged to start writing lyrics. Since then, I have focused on improving my writing skills with each composition that I create and hope to connect with others.
My vision is to cover the universal concepts of love and heartbreak.
Moreover, I have been recognized for my work by the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, UK Songwriting Contest, American Songwriting Awards, Dallas Songwriting Association, The 15th Annual Independent Music Awards, and in 2018 was honored to join the 16th Annual Independent Music Awards Nominating Panel, in the Love Category.
Describe yourself as a lyricist.
As a lyricist, I aim to connect to a global audience and use imagery to create a lyrical emotion.
Tell us the genre of your music.
My main genre is pop.
Tell us the story behind this song.
The story behind this song is about a female who expresses her feelings to her partner and admires how he’s been there every step of the way.
Tell us the problems you are facing as a lyricist.
As a lyricist, I find that it is difficult to attain fans; possibly due to the inability to perform as well.
Describe the production and recording of this song.
The production and recording of this song was a work for hire.
List the names of blogs and radio / TV stations that have supported you so far.
Women of Substance – Bree Noble
WOAFM99 – Oliver Sean
The Douglas Coleman Show
Source FM96 Radio – Sophie Sweatman
USTop20 – Al Walser
AVAliveradio – Jacqueline Jax (Interviewed)
The Winklewagon Show – Peter Kunnen (Interviewed)
As well as, other online radio stations in and out of the United States.
Elaborate on your music career, experience, and future goals.
I feel that my musical career is somewhat limited. However, my experiences in this musical journey have been a great adventure, and have exceeded my expectations; due to the ability to submit to different online platforms.
My future goals are to grow as a lyricist and someday be recognized for my work.
Briefly describe what inspires you to write, compose and sing.
What I find most that inspire me to write are my past and present experiences, as well as, listening to great music.
Brief us the top-secret behind making a hit song.
I really wish I had the answer to the top-secret behind making a hit song, but unfortunately, I don’t have one.
Tell us the piece of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.
I would advise any upcoming artist to not get discouraged and give up.
If they have any doubts about their work, they should consider submitting it to an online platform to have it evaluated by a professional before moving forward.
Discuss at length your music career, albums, songs, tours, recognition, or awards you might have received.
My musical career is somewhat different from a singer, as I do not perform. However, it allows me to dedicate more time to writing. Though I’ve written many songs, I’ve only had 13 of them recorded.
Below I have listed the songs that I’ve submitted to the online Songwriting Contest and have been recognized for…
Something In You
2018 Semifinalist, UK Songwriting Contest [Love Category]
Even If It Hurts [2nd Version]
2017 Semifinalist, UK Songwriting Contest [Love & Lyric Category]
2016 Semifinalist, UK Songwriting Contest [Lyric Category] and was among one of the top 20% of entries
2016 Finalist, John Lennon Songwriting Contest [Children’s Category]
Lost In This Strange Place
2016 Semifinalist, UK Songwriting Contest [Pop Category]
2015 Semifinalist, UK Songwriting Contest [Pop Category]
No Te Vayas [originally known as “Por Más Que Quisiera Olvidarte”]
2015 Nominee, American Songwriting Awards [Latin Category]
2015 Finalist, John Lennon Songwriting Contest [Latin Category]
Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.
I usually write my lyrics in one sitting, and gradually do some minor editing until I feel ready to submit my lyrics for full production. I also provide a sample of a hit song for reference.
Name your favorite artist for collaboration.
My favorite artist for collaboration is Marc Anthony.
Tell us how you would spend a million dollars.
I would spend a million dollars with my family, and donate to a good cause; such as mental illness and cancer research.
Discuss music promotion and how you are boosting your fan base.
I promote most of my music on Twitter, YouTube, and online radio stations. Recently I’ve gained a fan base through radioairplay.com.
Tell us how you manage other activities with your music career.
I manage other activities in between my musical journey.
State the title of the song and the meaning.
The title of my single is Dreamin’ and the meaning of this song is that everything feels so surreal.