Nella: ‘Making music forever would be very cool’ | Interview

Upcoming Singer-songwriter Introduces Herself


The highly talented singer-songwriter Nella moved from France to London to pursue her ultimate dream to become a musician. Smooth vocals with romanticising melodies are what to expect and slowly but surely her fan base is growing.

What made you want to become a musician?

I can’t remember the first time the idea popped up inside my head but ever since I was little I imagined myself to be a musician. Musical shows on TV really helped me to develop my interest in music. Ever since I was six years old I started to watch series on Disney Channel and Nickelodeon such as Hannah Montana, Camp Rock and Victorious. And ever since then my dream became bigger and bigger. I guess you could say that I wanted to be Miley Cyrus.

Are there any other influences apart from these TV shows?

My main influences are The Neighbourhood and Lana Del Rey but apart from them lots of artists and bands inspire me but my role models would be Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande because they are strong and empowered women. I’m also drawn to artists like Nicki Minaj and Lady Gaga because of the unique persona they have created.

How would you describe your music?

I’m still trying to figure out how to convey my vision into the production but I imagine it to be very dreamy. Ultimately it should be a mix of lo-fi indie-pop and should steer towards the alternative spectrum.

What is your biggest achievement up until now?

The songs I’ve released on Soundcloud have had quite a big reach. My first original track that I’ve uploaded ‘Waste’ reached 60 000 streams within a year and overall I got over a 120 000 streams on my account. I’m just so excited about all the musical projects I have produced over a short amount of time and am even more excited about what’s yet to come.

How do you see yourself in 10 years?

The most important thing to me is to make music that represents me as an artist that I can be really proud of. I would like to say and think that I will be touring all over the world. Touring is the biggest goal on my agenda but obviously an EP and album are also on my wish list. Music has always touched me and I want to have the same amount of power to reach people with my tracks. If I can make a living out of my music I will be beyond ecstatic. There’s nothing else I’d rather do, so yeah making music forever would be very cool.

Find Nella on Twitter: @nellazkilam

Check out ‘Waste’ on SoundCloud:

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