Celiane The Voice - 10 Questions Music Interview
Celiane The Voice is a driven, passionate and charismatic singer with a truly unique approach. Her music is kaleidoscopic, borrowing from styles as diverse as R&B, Soul, Latin Pop, and even Broadway and Hip-Hopera, just to mention but a few. To classify the style: Electronica Hip Hopera! Celiane’s vocal range is particularly impressive. She is able to sing with passion and soulfulness, while showcasing amazing lyrical mastery and vocal control. Her dynamics are absolutely spotless and she is truly able to carry a song from quiet to loud, taking listeners on an amazing emotional rollercoaster. Hailing from the Bay Area, California, Celiane is thinks differently and uses her creativity in ways that truly set the bar higher and redefine people’s ideas of what’s possible with music. Her songs have a far-reaching quality that inspires as the artist thoroughly aims to connect with her audience and change the world, one song at a time.
Was there something (an experience) or someone in your life that was the "catalyst" for you to start writing music? Tell us about it.
As I create music, I know that I have to be my own songwriter. I have to tell the story. The first producer I worked with created the music and expected us to write the lyrics. I was not experienced at that time, but I started to write songs in poem form first and then, they started to take shape into a song. It takes time for me to write something that has meaning that I feel most want or need to hear.
Let's get this out of the way. What is the CRAZIEST thing that has ever happened to you in your music career?
The craziest thing that has happened to date is that I had a person come up to me and express that they didn't like me even though they never saw me before. I had a great conversation with this person as to how I made them feel uncomfortable because of the blending of AI technology and humankind. I got his point and it has shaped some of how I have portrayed Celiane to the masses since then.
What has been the high point of your music path?
The high point has been when people tell me that I get how they feel through my music. That means a lot to me. If you are going to create, make sure it is worth while to someone or can help someone else or entertain them. I had a woman come up to me, after I performed "Systematic" to tell me that in my song, I was speaking to her and that I got it and thanked me for that experience. It let me know I was on the right path with my music.
So, how do you approach songwriting or what is your creative process like?
I wait until I get inspiration to write. Sometimes songs flow out of me and other times I have to sit and meditate on what it is I am feeling and what I want to express.
What do you see as the biggest challenge facing Indie Artists today? Or, if you could ask the music industry to change one thing, what would it be?
One of the biggest challenges I see Indie Artists facing is that we are not always taken as seriously as big stars are though we do produce some of the same quality of work if not better. Some of us work really hard to be professional and create professional level masterpieces and that gets some of us noticed, but then, we will still not be considered viable enough for people to invest in. That is my case. It would be great to just create but get the coaching needed to get us to the next level. If we have the talent, show us the know how so we can move forward.
If you could share the stage with one other artist or band, who would it be and why?
I want to work with Daft Punk. The music is revolutionary and so expanding it is amazing. My favorite music is the music from the Movie Tron. I watched it, to listen to the music, and because I loved the original. I love their innovation and their love for music, from their creative spirit to the fire in their music.
What are your rehearsals generally like? Or, how do you prepare for a live show?
A lot of work goes into my shows because the story is important. So my shows are typically an experience, not just a "look at me and sing thing." To prepare for a live show, all components need to come together including drafting a story line, creating visuals, picking music that fits the story, and scripting and working with the choreographer if dancers are required. Right now, we are using this time to prep for when the venues open back up. Body work and training is paramount and the priority is consistently communicating with my team.
Pick one song that was your greatest challenge to write. Tell us about it!
"Systematic" was, to date, the hardest song for me to write. I could not come up with lyrics for that song for over a year. Then, they just started to flow. It took many revisions until I came up with what I wanted. That song was waiting for what we are experiencing now as a society.
What's coming up in the future?
What is coming is live shows, live appearances, a graphic novel or comic book, videos and hopefully collaborations.
Tell us where fans can access your music?
You can get my music on Spotify, Amazon, Deezer, My Bandcamp page, ITunes and major streaming platforms. You can even get it on TikTok and you can hear it on iHeart Radio.
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