Valeria is a young singer and songwriter from North Texas who is already making waves in the music industry with her raw and honest music. At only 15 years old, she has achieved local and global success, with her music resonating with worldwide audiences. Valeria's music has been described as hauntingly beautiful, strong, unique, and emotionally charged, and her voice has a versatility that enables her to connect with listeners on a deep level.
Her passion for performing live is evident in how she connects with her audiences, and her acoustic sets have captivated audiences in various venues, from wine bars and coffee shops to amusement parks and festivals. Valeria's music is personal and honest, with many of her songs inspired by her life experiences. She has a gift for connecting with her listeners on an emotional level.
Valeria's recent success on the aBreak58 Playlist on iHeart radio, where her single 'TBH' stayed on the chart for over three months, is a testament to her talent and hard work. Her ability to chart alongside verified artists while still under the watchful eye of the music industry's biggest A&Rs is a massive accomplishment and a great honour. Moreover, Valeria's original releases have recently been added to an FM radio station that broadcasts over four states, with more FM stations anticipated to come.
Valeria has released four songs so far, and she is set to release her next single, 'Uneasy,' in April. She has written seven songs in the past year and is currently in the recording stage for two more songs, which will be produced in Canada and released later this year. Valeria's debut EP is also in the works, with a release planned 2024.
Valeria's latest single, 'TBH,' is a beautifully crafted indie-pop-soul song that showcases her unique voice and songwriting abilities. The song is about falling in love with someone who turns out not to be honest with their feelings, leaving Valeria feeling betrayed and hurt. The lyrics are emotionally charged and raw, with Valeria's hauntingly beautiful voice adding to the song's emotional depth.
The song's opening lines set the scene, with Valeria singing, "It was easier when I was alone. Wasn’t looking for love, but then you came along. Didn’t wanna be found, but you made me fall hard. Turned us into we and then I fell apart." These lines set the tone for the song, which explores Valeria's feelings of vulnerability and betrayal.
Valeria's lyrics are relatable and honest, with lines like "Guess I’ll be the one, to be honest" and "You stole my heart, but I’m gonna need it back," conveying the hurt and anger felt by the protagonist. The chorus's repetition of "To be honest" and "TBH" adds to the song's emotional depth, emphasizing the protagonist's desire for honesty and authenticity.
The instrumentation on ‘TBH’ is simple yet effective, with Valeria's piano providing a beautiful backdrop to her vocals. The song's production is polished and professional, with every element carefully crafted to create a hauntingly beautiful track.
Valeria's 'TBH' is a beautifully crafted indie-pop-soul song that showcases her unique voice and songwriting abilities. The song's emotionally charged lyrics and haunting melody make it a standout track that will resonate with audiences worldwide. With her talent and passion for music, Valeria is a rising star in the music industry, and we can't wait to see what the future holds for her.
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Welcome to BuzzMusic, Valeria; cheers to keeping it real on “TBH,” a very vulnerable and honest song. Can you talk a bit about the process of writing and recording it?
Thank you! “TBH” was a little different than my other songs because it changed direction in the writing process a little more than others I have written and co-wrote. I was fortunate to work with some amazing co-writers on “TBH,” which helped to have their different points of view and experiences – it added more depth to the song! Recording “TBH” was also a little unique for me as I live in Texas, but I worked with an awesome producer (also my coach and a co-writer on the song!) in Canada. I recorded my vocals in a super short session at a studio in Dallas, with my producer joining us virtually. The production took place in Canada, with all communication back and forth through the virtual meeting, calls, emails, and texts.
The lyrics of "TBH" talk about being in a toxic relationship. Was it difficult to open up about your personal experiences in the song?
It’s weird, but no, not really. I get a lot more nervous about whether listeners will like or relate to my story than I do about sharing my experiences. So the difficult part for me is more about making sure that I write and present the experience in a way that will be relatable to as many as possible but still personal. It’s a balance of giving enough detail so they feel something but not so much that it's unrelatable…and not so much detail that anyone can figure out who I am writing about! LOL! It would be difficult to open up about my personal experiences if it was obvious who I was writing about, so I am careful about that.
The instrumentation in "TBH" is soulful and enchanting, allowing your vocals to shine. Was that a conscious decision on your part or something that developed naturally during the recording process?
Wow – thank you! I guess it was a little bit of both. I’m happy you felt it was soulful, as that is the direction I tend to gravitate toward with my music, so I think that was more intentional with the vibe I wanted for the song. But enchanting (I love that!) …I think that was probably more of something that developed naturally during the recording and production process. 1 of the coolest things about having a producer that is also my coach is that she truly “gets” me – sometimes it is not an instant fit. Still, she knows where to push, pull, or steer me musically and creatively as an artist. And then she magically creates from there – that is probably the enchanting part!
Your music often deals with themes of heartbreak and relationships. Do you find it therapeutic to write and sing about those experiences?
Oh my goodness! Yes! It is my own personal therapy. I don’t talk about my feelings openly, so I have to write and sing about them to get through them and move past them. Throwing your story and song ideas out to others in a writing session and hearing that you are not alone gives this instant sense of healing – it’s like group therapy! And then it feels like you can let it go and move on from it. It is awesome and, yes, very therapeutic!
As an artist, what do you hope to achieve in the future, and how do you see your music evolving from "TBH" and your other previous works?
This is always the hardest question for me! I’ve only been writing and releasing music for the past year, so it feels like I am so new to the game to know what I want to do or achieve in the future. I have been so happy with the response to my original music so far - I plan to continue to write and release music. Having ADHD and anxiety, music is necessary for me, and a music career would be an incredible long-term goal! I am unsure exactly what that looks like, but I will keep working on it! For now, I’ll keep performing live, I have a few more singles to release this year, and I have just started working on my 1st EP that will be released next year. Might even put a band together if I can find the time. The response I have received from “TBH” has been awesome, and the most exciting thing about it is that it is just the beginning for me as a songwriter and recording artist!