Tell us your view on old school and new school music in terms of preference.
I love old school and new school music! I think there are so many classic songs that have stood the test of time. I find great value in listening to old school music and in seeing what has come before me and what has led me to my own sonic expressions. I am also a huge fan of new music and love Top 40s. Hearing what music-makers are doing now is so exciting to me.
Tell us your most memorable day as an artist.
My most memorable day as an artist was performing at the Rooftop in Los Angeles. I was performing my song “One Night (Whitney Day Remix)” with Whitney Day! I met so many creative-brilliant people and I performed right after the legendary artist, Laith Ashely. My best friends were there to watch and it was my first performance in California since I moved to Brooklyn, NY last year. I absolutely love California and I loved performing outside in the warm weather in December!
Tell us what you would do for the people if you found yourself in a position of power.
If I found myself in a position of power I would create safe-spaces for communities of artists from all backgrounds (race, gender, sexuality, age, etc.) to gather and express themselves. I would also use my social capital to support emerging LGBTQIA voices/artists. I would be an activist in the LGBTQIA community and would fight for policy changes that would benefit us. I would also use my power to spread my joy and happiness in the world.
Tell us how you protect your singing voice.
I protect my singing voice by warming my voice up daily, using a humidifier at night, taking voice lessons, drinking tea, and eating loquat honey. I also love to eat Manuka honey and breath in eucalyptus oil over boiling water to clear my sinuses.
Tell us the major reason you are into music.
I love music because I am music! We are all music! We are vibrational beings who emit a variety of frequencies and as musicians, I believe, we translate those vibrations into music. When I hear a composition that intoxicates me I become lost inside of the music. I am utterly and completely moved by music. It changed my life.
Tell us what you think about creativity and originality in music.
I think that no matter who you are, you are unique; and when an individual expresses one’s self musically they are also completely unique. There has never been someone like you and there never will be. Though we might be composed of similar influences, there is no one person with the same creative preferences. Consequently, I believe that in music creativity and originality are unlimited and abundant.
Tell us your future plans pertaining to music.
I plan to write albums and release music for the rest of my life. This also includes creating and playing shows until the day I die.
Tell us the secret of success.
The love you feel in your heart is the secret to success. Though it may be scary, when we feel love in our being every reason for our existence has been satisfied. I believe that the more we feel love, the more successful we are. How do you feel love? Think about the people or things that really matter to you, then ask and answer why they matter to you. This is a great way to start feeling love.
Tell us how you become a musician.
I became a musician when I picked up a guitar five years ago on a small farm in Chile. I was hitchhiking with my best friend and we were working on a farm in Chile. In my spare time, I learned to play the guitar. I wrote my first song with my friend that summer and that’s when I became a musician and a singer-songwriter.
Tell us what makes you happy and sad about this project.
This project is very emotional for me. The song is about domestic abuse. It is also about surviving and finding peace. Writing this track was complete catharsis and was also a psychological journey for me. I discovered a release and freedom from my past. The music video also touches on the traumas of my past but in the realm of filmic fantasy. It is unlike anything I have ever done, and I am filled with freedom because of it. Working with TRASH films and director Alan Smithee was incredible. Their vision for this music video reached deep into the shadows of my soul and transformed my pain into joy.
Tell us your point of view on rape and sexual harassment, and how it can be eradicated.
I believe that rape and sexual harassment are both intolerable and need to be eradicated. I think that through activism where in which we stand for women’s rights, transgender rights, and the rights of all oppressed minority groups we can begin to eradicate these issues in our society. We must demand policies that protect these groups in the workplace and in everyday life including gender-neutral bathrooms being mandatory in every establishment, equal pay, non-discriminatory hiring processes, stronger laws against sexual assault on college campuses and in the workplace, and laws which will stop the genocide of trans women of color to name just a few. I believe that awareness of these issues is incredibly important and that policy changes and laws must exist to help eradicate rape and sexual assault.
List the people that deserved to be given credit for the making of the song.
Nathen Feler, producer. Anna Walden, songwriter. M the Myth, songwriter.
Tell us how you get funds to run your music career.
I currently work three jobs. I also receive some funding from my company, Blonde Artist Management. I ran a crowdfunding campaign in 2015 and received donations from my family, friends, and fans.
Tell us the genre of your music and the reason you decided to go for this genre.
My genre is primarily pop or alternative pop. I love pop music because I love to dance and I love high-energy songs. One of my favorite things to do is to take one of my highly produced pop songs and strip it down to an acoustic piano version.
Tell us if you prefer to write your own songs or you prefer to write with professional songwriters.
I love to write my own music! I also love to collaborate with other songwriters. I find collaboration incredibly satisfying and fun.
Tell us if you prefer to produce your songs or you prefer to work with reputable producers.
I prefer a mix of producing my own songs as well as working with producers. I love to produce and make music, but I also really appreciate having another perspective when it comes to my sound. When I work with producers, I discover new sounds that I would have never considered.
Tell us the story behind this song.
‘Eye of the Storm’ is about finding peace in the chaos. I believe we can find calm even in the worst of situations. This song is about finding and discovering your peace in a raging storm and therefore realizing your own power.
Tell us your favorite brand of microphone.
I love my Shure BLX14 wireless headset. It has a great sound and it also allows me to sing and dance at the same time.
List the links to your stores, websites, and social media.
TRASH FILMS production