Emilio, originally from Texas, takes us on his journey as he talks about experiences in his life and emotional changes with his new hit single, "if you had stayed."
Emilio spends his life in the border towns of Mexico and the US; constantly living in diverse cultures, his music seems to portray those elements. His creativity sparked when he was 13, and he immediately entered a choir to assist in vocal lessons and stamina when singing. During those times, he found his passion for singing and performing. In addition, Emilio uses his spare time to practice his writing, where he writes poetry, rhyme schemes, and lyrics.
This emotional ballad and beat bring a mellow yet strong feeling to the record. His depth allows us to feel through the song and relate to the lyrics, and Emilio continues harmonically throughout the record. He shared moments when he was hurt and mentioned experiences that most of us are well aware of. "if you had stayed" is an experience Emilio brings and a standard set for all future recordings.
Emilio leads with sentimental nature and flows with the most beautiful piano chords, perfectly crafted for his voice. Hence, the longing emotion he feels as he describes how the relationship used to be and how it has changed, not only for them but for him as an individual. Emelio's soft heart makes it hard to believe someone would hurt him, but as he continues to sing, we can hear how he felt in those moments. As the violins enter and he speaks about how he remembers her and the great times they used to have, the sadness pool's through as his vocals remind us of our emotional journeys past or current.
Emilio tells us that moving on is so hard; he wishes she stayed in lyrics like "If you had stayed with me." His voluminous, eccentric vocals make us realize that what we want from music is feeling, and "if you had stayed" has brought us that. We notice how well functioning this record is and how Emilio brings it to life in his unique way.
Let's wrap up Emilio's emotional song, "if you had stayed." Available on all digital streaming platforms.
Welcome to BuzzMusic, Emilio. We are pleased to have you with us today. We love "If you had stayed" please tell us what the creative process was like and who was involved in helping create this record?
Thank you for having me. It's always a pleasure working with you guys. That means a lot, 'if you had stayed' was created, just like a lot of my other songs, I just sat down on my keyboard and started playing a random riff, and it ended up becoming the staple piano riff. This song did go through some changes along the way, originally, I had called it Ghosts. My producer was the only other person involved in this song, I bring him the song that I have written and composed, and he just worked his magic in the production to make my image come to life.
When "If you had stayed" was completed, did you feel like there were challenges, and if so, what were they, and how did you handle them?
Well, 'if you had stayed' was written during the beginning of the COVID-19 Lockdown, so there was a multitude of issues. Everyone was struggling, some worse than others, I was blessed enough to not have been hurt too badly by the pandemic, and even now, it is always good to be grateful for your situation and to hope for everyone else to be in a better place soon. When the lockdown ended, and the pandemic was within a safe margin, I got into the studio with my producer using masks at all times that I wasn't recording.
What do you do to keep your voice in top shape for recording and performances? I always use my vocal warm-ups before I start singing. That's about it for me, I warm-up with the same regiment of vocal exercises before a gig and a recording.
What are three essential things you've learned throughout your career that you wish to share with other younger artists like you?
I think some things I've learned is that you have to be prepared for the worst situation to happen while working through a project, but not becoming pessimistic. Another thing would be to not be afraid to try new genres and or styles.
What's next for you?
I'm currently working on my next projects.