Tell us your view on old school and new school music in terms of preference.
I love both and I love to combine them. I really listen to both – current top 40 Radio, and old-school music. I just love music, and combining both old school and new school is one of my favorite things to do.
Tell us your most memorable day as an artist.
The day I realized I could write lyrics and melodies. I never thought of myself as a writer and the first time I brought lyrics into the studio my producer loved them and we used the lyrics as it is and didn’t change a thing. I was encouraged to write more songs and it really is my favorite part of the process.
Tell us what you would do for the people if you found yourself in a position of power.
I would want to help children in need, people in poverty, and animals in shelters. All kinds of animals. Endangered species, as well. Since I have no family here in the U.S., I spent Christmas Eve in downtown LA helping to feed the homeless at a shelter. I wouldn’t have wanted to be anywhere else.
Tell us how you protect your singing voice.
Honestly, I don’t. I actually do the opposite. Sometimes the night before a recording session, I go out and drink and smoke so I can have a husky tone in the studio the next day.
Tell us the major reason you are into music.
I just love it. Music has always spoken to me and moved me. Being able to actually create music is really amazing to me.
Tell us what you think about creativity and originality in music.
I think it’s key. You have to stand out.
Tell us your future plans pertaining to music.
I have a lot of songs in the works and I can’t wait to release them all.
Tell us the secret of success.
Perseverance and hard work.
Tell us how you become a musician.
You just do it.
Tell us what makes you happy and sad about this project.
Nothing makes me sad about it. I’m happy to finally share the song.
Tell us your point of view on current sexual harassment issues, and how they can be eradicated.
I think it’s great that people are having a conversation about it and bringing awareness to it. It happens in every field. Sometimes when people are in positions of power they abuse that power. On the other hand, it’s a little much that sometimes men feel that they can’t compliment women because they’re afraid that anything can be interpreted as sexual harassment because there’s a little bit of paranoia right now. I don’t think sexual harassment will ever be eradicated but it’s a good thing that we’re talking about it to combat it and diminish it.
List the people that deserved to be given credit for the making of the song.
Linda Bella – performer/songwriter
Gabe Lopez – producer/songwriter.
Tell us the genre of your music and the reason you decided to go for this genre.
Everything I do is centered in pop, and from there I like to branch out to styles I love like reggae, Hip-Hop, and all sorts of genres.
Tell us if you prefer to write your own songs or you prefer to write with professional songwriters.
Sometimes at home, I write lots of lyrics and concepts and then bring them into the studio to flesh them out. Other times we create together in the studio. I’m open to the creative process. I go with the flow.
Tell us if you prefer to produce your own songs or you prefer to work with reputable producers.
I have a producer I’ve worked with from the beginning and we have a great working relationship. I have a lot of input and like to be present during the production of everything.
Tell us the story behind “Bye Bye Baby”.
It’s about a rebound and the psychology of people wanting to get over someone with someone else, which of course, rarely works.
Tell us your favorite brand of microphone.
The C12 for the studio and the SM-58 for live.