INTERVIEW: Lula Miranda

Pic by Gonzalo Lauda

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Cherry Kiss”?

“Cherry Kiss” is the first single I’ve released off my upcoming album. I think the song is very pop and modern. It’s all I ever wanted it to sound like since the time I started writing it. Although the lyrics are sometimes a little nostalgic, the song is mostly about wanting freedom and pleasure.

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

I guess I mixed a real event that was occurring in my life with a bit of fantasy. I wrote the song at a moment where my relationship wasn’t at its best and I was feeling sad. The song goes back and forth in the past and present. This is why the song is nostalgic, but at the same time it has a powerful and positive message when talking about the strong connection the “couple” has had and how decided she is of wanting to back to that time and place again.

Can you talk to us more about the video for the single?

The video represents both nostalgia and female power. The main character of the video who is played by me, misses her loved one and she is feeling sad. In a few scenes she shows the nostalgic side of the story. At the same time, the director and I chose to represent power by a group of women who are shown strong, united, and supportive. The group of women show their support by taking her to a better place. A place where there is only happiness, freedom and pleasure.

How was the recording and writing process?

What was odd about writing “Cherry Kiss” is that I woke up one morning and wrote the whole song. I’m more of a night person and it’s very hard for me to be creative in daytime. After writing the lyrics, I recorded a demo and I started working right away with my producer. I love it when songs come out that easily, for me it’s something that happens every once in a while. The song was recorded officially at Abbey Road Studios together with the rest of the songs from my album. The experience was absolutely amazing, I felt as if I was daydreaming throughout the whole process.

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

I might tend to cover songs which I identify with but I think it is very important to put my personal style in every song I sing. Collaborating with other artists opens up a whole new experience and I always enjoy working with new artists and producers.

What role does Argentina play in your music?

 “Cherry Kiss” is a mix of English and Latin pop. It is very important for me to have used all of my musical influences to create my own style. I will be mixing Spanish and English in my next single, I wanted to do that for a long time now and I’m very excited to have finally decided which song to do it in.

Does the new single mean we can expect more new material – how’s that coming along?

In mid-February I will be releasing my second single which is the song that is bilingual and after that I will be releasing the rest of my songs every 2 months. We are planning for the album release to be in October 2019.

Any tentative release date or titles in mind?

All my new music has already been recorded. I’ve got lots of new songs ready to show the world!

Any plans to hit the road?

I can’t wait to hit the road! Although I’m more of a lab rat, I’m counting the days so as to play my songs everywhere. After releasing my album I’ll go on tour for sure!

What else is happening next in Lula Miranda’s world?

I’ve got a surprise, especially for Spanish speakers. I will be releasing a few singles in Spanish which I’ve been working on with Latin-American producers. So apart from the album I’ve got an EP on the way!

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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