Self-made and multi-talented, BELLS is a singer/songwriter and music producer who writes and mixeses all of her tracks. BELLS is never pigeoned-holed to one genre, but rather writes and creates from the heart. The soulful songstress uses writing as her outlet for things she can’t always say and hopes to create relatable content for all of her listeners.
“Real Friend” gives the listener an introspective look at BELLS’ stirring thoughts and emotions and the regrets and ups and downs that occur after the loss of love. Emotive lyrics lay out a poetic story for the listening as BELLS weaves her way through a raw and powerful performance. “Real Friend” boasts BELLS’ ability to blend Soul and Pop to create a genre-bending new wave sound. The instrumentals fused flawlessly to create a catchy and eclectic arrangement. Her vocals possess an alluring melancholy similar to Taylor Swift or Lana Del Rey’s style of singing. BELLS expertly delivers enlivening poetry that any listener can relate to. Her ability to connect with her fans in unmatched in today’s industry. Heartrending and authentic to the core “Real Friend” stays true to its name. I highly recommend you check out this track and stay on the lookout for the explosive, up and coming BELLS.
Listen to “Real Friend” here and keep scrolling for our exclusive interview with BELLS.
Hi BELLS, welcome to BuzzMusic! Can you tell our readers more about your upbringing and what really pushed you to get started in the music industry?
I grew up writing songs starting at age 9. I knew it was what I wanted to do right away, but didn’t think it was an option as a kid. However, as time went on, and as I continued writing, I realized I really needed to go after it. So, I finished high school early, and started going to writing sessions for other artists in the r&b world. That was my introduction to the music industry, however, I’m now focused on writing and producing as my own artist.
We’re always interested in how artists convey their music. If you had to describe yours without using any specific genre names (ie: Pop) how would you describe it?
We love your track “Real Friend”, it’s very vulnerable and real! Can you tell us more about the inspiration behind it? Do you try to base all of your songwriting on life experiences?
Thank you!! I wrote this song about codependency. The idea is that, when we get “too
close” to people, we’re not really seeing them for who they are, separate from ourselves, and we’re also not able to see ourselves as separate from them. In the situation I was in, I needed to walk away, so that’s what the song’s about. And yes, I tend to write about my life. I don’t really think about it, that’s just always how it’s been.
What challenges have you faced as an up and coming artist in Los Angeles? How do you overcome those challenges?
Honestly, social media and building a fan base. I haven't overcome either yet. But I think making music I’m proud of, not compromising on that, and playing shows is the only way.
Thanks so much for sharing your new single “Real Friend” with us! What other projects are you working on!? Do you have any upcoming shows to support the new single?
I’ve got a lot of new songs I’ll be releasing soon, as two different EP’s. Currently, I don’t
have anything booked. I played a show last week for the single release. But follow me @bells.music for upcoming shows and new music! :)
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