Listen to the new song from Bella – Property
Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
I grew up in Puerto Rico and moved to Brookline, MA when I was eleven. It was then that I started songwriting and eventually I began to perform whenever and wherever I could; at local open mics and fundraisers.
What do you have coming up? What are some of the new projects we can expect to see?
I’m in the process of recording an album.
Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.
Throughout my life as a girl, I’ve been told how to look and act by my peers, my family, and of course the media. This song is supposed to embody the fact that being a “girl” no longer means being yourself. It means adhering to a certain image, somebody else’s image. I want girls to cut away this representation and create their own.
How does your music separate yourself from other artists and bands out there?
I’m a seventeen-year-old high school senior and I’m completely independent with regards to my music. I write, play, and record everything myself with the exception of a few friends who play with me during gigs.
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
Take every opportunity you can get to perform. There’s always someone in the audience who can help spread your music, whether it be by showing it to a friend or publishing it somewhere.
What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
Facebook and YouTube have been working pretty well for me, but I’d also suggest doing it the old fashioned way by burning CDs and handing them out to people on the street. I’ve had some very successful busking experiences during which I’ve met some awesome, supportive individuals.
Where can people visit you?
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/