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Exclusive Interview: Stenlisha Delves on Her Creative Tastes, Her Inspirations & Her New Single “VIVIR SIN TI”

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Stenlisha Vivir Sin Ti

It’s an honor to be able to speak with you today. Why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself and your background? How did you end up where you are now?

 I am a multi-instrumentalist and composer, with a great love for 80’s music in the first place. Therefore, I think that as an artist, in addition to certain influences on my musical taste, I try to express myself in the best way and create my own unique sound in order to present it in a pure form.

To be honest I don’t think I’ve ended up anywhere yet (ha-ha) because I’m just starting to warm up, and this year is more than ideal for the realization of all music projects, which have been on my mind for a long time.

Congratulations on your most recent single “VIVIR SIN TI” how do you feel about your newfound success?

 Thanks! I would say that this song was a pure moment of inspiration, so I really didn’t expect that the whole process of writing, recording the production and publishing would be finished within a few days. Sometimes we find creativity when we least expect it, and the feeling is great. I’m glad that the universe puts some things in the right moment and in the right place.

In what ways do you come up with ideas? We know that starting a musical composition isn’t always easy. How do you get your creative juices flowing?

Oh! I think the key to composing lies in spontaneity and listening to your inner self and emotions. Every time I would look deep into what my soul was telling me, and follow that natural set of circumstances, I could transfer a certain emotion into a harmony that would perfectly match my inner feelings.

Ideas can be anything. But I think the very basis of the idea comes from the emotions we feel at the moment, and which pushes us forward to create ‘’that something.’’ Happiness, joy, sadness or anger, combined with themes of social, political, psychological or love content, provide us with a good basis for extremely rich musical expression.

Can you see your finished product before you start?​

In most cases yes. Because the idea that I get like any kind of musical form, I always work out well in my headfirst. Then I can know how it will end. Although there are cases when changes occur, and I make improvisations that I didn’t have in the foreground.

Does your music have a signature sound or style that you prefer to incorporate into your compositions?

Yes, and you will be able to hear it in its entirety, after the album is ready and released this year.            To mention I have never been in favour of the option ‘’ copy/paste’’ in my life, nor for music, although we often encounter a phenomenon where culturally and socially as a society and individually, we tend to be like each other and copy thoughts, attitudes, styles, etc. thus losing ourselves. For me, it represents the weakest and easiest escape instead of emphasizing and being proud of our originality and what we are.

Have you always been interested in music?

Yes, from a very early childhood. I was fascinated by the shapes and colors of the sound, which at the time I could not fully understand and what exactly they represent. However, I enjoyed watching the MTV and VH1 performances of Prince and Terence Trent D Arby, Elton John and George Michael. Therefore, I can say that I am super lucky to have found myself and big part of my identity since that age. That is a great treasure!

What’s a little-known fact about you that might surprise people?

Hmm, good question. I can play any music by ear. I have great musical memory and the ability to remember music-related information, such as melodic content and other progressions of tones or pitches.  Not perfect but quiet relative pitch.

Is there anything else you’d like to say before we wrap things up? Are there any words for your fans?

Be proud of who you are, never give up on your dreams, and don’t let others take it away from you. That’s where all the magic lies 🙂

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