Sole Oceanna, a punk-pop critically acclaimed artist, has us vibing with her latest single, "Not Feelin' It," co-written by Sebastian Garcia, aka Rufio Hooks.
Rufio saw a lot of potential in Sole’s project and helped her pen "Not Feelin' It" along with Sean Rogers from HeyWorld Productions, who also produced this track. Sean is known for his top-producing skills, and combining them has brought us a magnificent record. Sole Oceanna stands in her authority to say no and wants to inspire people to stand firm in their thoughts and decisions.
"Not Feelin' It" gives us that sassy, bad girl energy we adore. Sole Oceanna was assisted by Rufio and Sean, two of the most well-known people in their line of work. They articulated "Not Feelin' It" so well and courage people to stand up for themselves. The vocals remind us of an early Demi Lovato with that punk-pop style that takes us back to a time we surely miss.
As Sole presents "Not Feelin' It," she immediately mentions that she isn't in the mood for people's drama and her energy and vibe are everything. She notes how she won't allow herself to be ill-treated in lyrics like "Im not tryna burst your bubble" and "But your vibe, I'm just not feelin' it." She proves that with her vocals and an epic production team, you can create a record with vibes, truth, and most of all, engagement, which is precisely what we need.
As we continue, Sole says how men feel they can be in your space even though you don't want them to, and she tells us how she's not going to allow that, regardless of who they are. She then jokingly talks about his outfit, which gives us a little giggle, and as I know, we can all relate to that. She ends it with the most catchy chorus we've heard in a while and lyrics we can shout out loud! She is fast on her way to stardom, as "Not Feelin' It" already shows us that.
Let's vibe with Sole Oceanna and her new hit single "Not Fellin' It," available now on all digital streaming platforms.
Welcome to BuzzMusic Sole. We are also so happy to have you join us today! We can't get enough of "Not Feelin' It" tell us what was the inspiration behind this song, and how did the 3 of you link up when creating the record?
I feel like girls needed a song to hype them up and help them feel their power. The song is all about being able to say, “No!”. It’s ok to say no! Just do your thing! Sometimes you’re not feelin’ it! When people hear this song, I want them to feel confident and on top of the world. You can do anything :D. The artists that helped inspire this song are Cardi B, Doja Cat, and Lizzo. We linked up through my management team, Circle 11 Entertainment. Sean Rogers from Heyworld Productions is an amazing producer, so he started making the beat, and Rufio and I started writing. I started with the phrase, “Excuse me? mommy? sorry,” (this was a trend that teens were saying to tell you that you’re really fine). And right when I came up with that, we knew it could be something! It all came from there. It was truly a blast.
Being an artist and performer, what would you say was one of the most challenging moments in your career, and how did you deal with it?
Going to the studio in Nashville. I was 14, and we needed to have five finished songs in only seven days! So it was a lot of pressure. I was so tired by the end because I had worked my butt off. I barely knew the songs. I was reading them off of my phone, so I was kind of guessing every note, and I still had to bring my best vocals and energy to it. In one day, we had to make a cool beat, create the melody, write all the lyrics, and record demos. Then I had to go home and learn that song one night, wake up and go back to the studio the next morning and sing the main vocals to the song we had written the day before. Each day was the same for all five songs. Then the last day, I had to sing all of the background vocals, the harmonies, and stuff to make it fancy. Towards the end, we were trying one part over and over and over again and couldn’t get it right. I was so tired. My producer was like, “That’s enough. We’re not doing this anymore. We’re scraping this song.” I would have never been able to live with the fact that I couldn’t do it and that I only made 4 of the five songs, so… My dad would take me outside and he would tell me to run as fast as I could around the lawn to wake up, and let loose again, and to scream to get the hype so that I could bring myself back to be strong and present to finish the recording. I’m proud that I pushed myself to have all five songs! It was so complex and tiring, but I also loved it. It was one of the best experiences of my life.
"Not Feelin' It" gives us endless vibes and bad girl energy. What was it like in the studio when recording the song? Could you explain the feelings felt?
The energy was very high. It was Sean, Mom, Dad, and myself, and they were all excited for me. I’m used to writing and singing ballads, so this was a turn for me. It took me a little bit to get into it, but really once it clicked, It was easy for me to do it. I’ve always been super sassy. My dad would call me fiery and feisty, so that shows in the song. All my songs tap into the deep emotions in me, like whatever the vibe is of a song I put out, it’s not only a vibe, but it's one of my emotions and feelings. During the recording process, I felt hyped, sassy, happy, a little nervous, and confident, so it was a lot of mixed emotions. At times I couldn’t get the right attitude I needed for “Not Feelin’ it.” My dad would tell me to pretend I was mad at him. He would say, “Swear at me and get it all out” (that was the only time my dad would let me swear at him. I took that opportunity and ran with it… hahaha.) And we would listen to Cardi B to get the vibe. After that, I would go back into the studio booth with that hype and yell at the mic while I was singing the words. At that point, I would just kill it cause the energy was so high.
What did you want your current fans or new fans to take away from this record, and why?
I want them to feel like the Goddess they are! I want the song to bring out your inner badass….to feel powerful, cause you are! It’s important to feel in your power. That’s a really big thing for me. Don't let people control you. It’s your life, and you have the right to control how it goes. #yourbodyyourchoice
What's next for you?
I want to put out my full EP. I have four more songs to release. Once it takes off, I really wanna go on my first tour! I would do some local shows, then go to Boston, then NYC, than LA! So kinda work my way up. I want to go back into the studio again to make some more songs. My whole life, I've wanted to be a “rockstar!”