Six things you might not know about me…

Not many people know this about me, butI am absolutely terrified of dolls. They give me the creeps, no thank you.
When I was a child, I thought I’d grow up to be a fashion designer or a costume designer!
As an avid tea drinker, I gravitate the most towards black teas with rose, cornflower, or jasmine flavors. I like floral teas because they’re very fresh, uplifting, colorful, romantic, and comforting. I hope others can say the same thing about me!
If I were a flower, I would be anything big and bold — roses, chrysanthemums, or peonies maybe… because they’re colorful, excessive, and like to stick out. Plus the rounder shape reminds me of my hair.
I once shared the stage with Josh Groban andI would love to perform with Florence + The Machine someday.
My favorite quote to live by is any variation of “be yourself.” Lady gaga has a good one, it goes: “Don’t you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can’t be exactly who you are.” 

 

Twelve songs that have impacted my life and career…

 

Love Story – Taylor Swift

This was the first song I ever sang solo at a talent show.

Last Bow – Marta Palombo

This was the first original solo song I shared with my peers and got feedback on.

Skinny Love – Bon Iver

This was the first time I heard a combination of folky, indie, and alternative production that inspired me to experiment more with my music.

Case of You – Joni Mitchell

This was the first time I heard a high voice with lots of vibrato in a commercial setting. When I was studying classical and still figuring out how to belt, that was all I had, and Joni helped me realize that that could be commercial and I shouldn’t shy away from it.

Twin Flames – Epica

Epica is of my favorite symphonic metal bands, that showed me there are no limits to composition and genres are fake. You can have an opera singer, an orchestra, electric guitars, and screaming and it’s going to sound badass.  

Mowgli’s Road – Marina

This is one of my favorite songs to sing, and the song that got me through many auditions.

Him – Marta Palombo

This was the first song I had that received international acclaim and that launched my career as an artist once I solidified my sound.

E lucevan le stelle – Puccini

This was the first opera I ever saw was Tosca, and it made me fall in love with everything the human voice could do.

Tokyo Sunrise – LP

This is one of my favorite artists and she looks a lot like me! Her voice is so different and again she made me fall in love with how unique voices can be.

Dog Days Are Over – Florence + The Machine

This is the first song I remember listening to when I was young and thinking, “Wait…this is different and I love it.” It made me explore corners of production and vocals that I hadn’t heard before.

Forget What They See – Marta Palombo

This was the first song I ever filmed a music video for and it’s still one of my favorite and most educational experiences to this day.

All Too Well – Taylor Swift

This is a song I keep coming back to as an example of superb songwriting.

 

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