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INTERVIEW: Sheila Carlito

Hi Sheila, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

I’m great, thank you so much for having me, I’m really humbled.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Boys Cry”?

Boys Cry is a record I believe in wholeheartedly; not cause of where it could possibly go, but because of its history. Its not common for the “man” to be unsure. Pressure just pushes emotion and personality deeper into themselves, in pursuit of what society asks of us. Most men are boys in aging bodies, looking for shoulders to catch up on. I feel its important to bring light to people, and more specifically to this song, men, not having it together all the time. That should be ok.

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

My past is one that’s asked a lot of me. At times I do feel like I don’t know what I’m doing or where I’m going and crying is all I want to do. However, the walls I’ve built wont let me spill, and that’s something I’m still working on. Process, I guess.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

Actually yes, visuals are being worked on at the very moment, please stay tuned!

How was the recording and writing process?

The writing and recording was great. The synergy between John and I is awesome when it comes to making these soul-filled records. Synergy lol, a word we’ve been using a lot in our conversation as of late.. The song was written right on the spot in a matter of minutes; it kind of just flowed. Things I didn’t know I needed to say yet till the right path was given. The record I decided to put out is actually the first rough draft lol. We had a few sessions for it after, and there’s a final, polished version that will probably never see the light of day, or maybe it will years down the road; idk, my soul just really gravitated to that first draft, so that’s what I went with lol.

Do you tend to take a different approach when you are collaborating with or writing for someone else than when you are writing in your own?

The approach is always the same. I give myself to everything I write, whether it be someone else’s thoughts and concepts, or my own. That’s the only way its real for me; its all for me. I can’t put words down on paper for sake of doing so, I have to feel it. That’s why we do this, no? To get closer to ourselves and love something that has no option but to love us back. Selfish but welcome to the pathetic life of a writer lol.

Does your new single mean we can expect a new album – how’s that coming along? Any tentative release date or title in mind?

Album is a scary word dude lol. idk, im not sure. I’m just making singles for the moment. I don’t think I’m ready for an album really.. but if things continue to point in that direction, and it makes sense, why not? That remains to be seen. Watch closely and I’m sure I’ll give hints towards that informatiom, if that’s where I’m headed lol.

Any plans to hit the road?

Nowhere far yet, but I’ll probably be announcing a few shows in NYC within the next few weeks/months – the very first beingAugust 25th at Ceremony in Brooklyn. I’m nervous as hell, its my first solo outside of my home A+A, but lets hope this goes well lol.

What else is happening next in Sheila Carlito’s world?

Sheila’s world is controlled chaos at all times; I’m just kind of going with it all. God ahead, lets see where this journey takes us. No pressure, no expectations, just love, growth, drive and desire. I hope you all enjoy.

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