INTERVIEW: Stokoff

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

Very good. Thank you for having me.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Un Amante Mas”?

It´s a love song that is both happy and sad at the same time. It’s a powerful message about finding the right person to love and being brave enough to accept it.

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

When I wrote this song, I was thinking about all the relationships that never came through because everything is too fast these days. When you meet somebody, you should allow yourself to get to know the person better and open yourself up to him or her. But, oftentimes the fear of being hurt is more significant than the joy of the process.

Any plans to release any sort of video for the track?

We are still promoting my previous video, “Perfecto.” You can view that here:  https://youtu.be/lJamKS__FLk.  I am working on a lyric video for “Una Amante Más” that we will release in the following weeks.

How was the recording and writing process?

I wrote this song with Cris Zalles, who wrote many hit songs in the Latin music market. The idea was to get this happy-sad vibe that moves you around the song. I am always trying to hook the audience with the lyrics and the melody so that when you hear the song, you enjoy the ride, whether you speak Spanish or not.

We recorded all the instruments in Nashville and LA, with very talented musicians and friends, and  I produced the song by myself.

Rory Rositas developed the mix and the master was crafted by Adam Ayan.

What role does Colombia play in your music?

Colombia is a very colorful country with different musical sounds. As South Americans, we are very positive, passionate, and creative people, and all of these feelings are blended in my songs. 

How did your perspective change as you move from Colombia to Nashville? 

It´s a whole new world, very challenging. I am the only guy making country music in Spanish in Nashville and in the World. Country Music in Spanish is a new genre, and I am opening new doors and discovering new roads for my music.

I am in the right place here in Nashville, learning a lot every day, meeting talented people, writing songs, and dealing with the business of music that is not always so kind. However, that is part of the deal.

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

I  have new songs ready, but I still have to decide which one is the next.

I am also working on the release of a new album for the second half of this year.

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

For the new single, it should be around April or May, maybe an up-tempo song, but I am still promoting this single and my last release; so, I have to put all of my energy and concentration into “Una Amante Mas”.

 What else is happening next in Stokoff’s world?

I have to finish all the songs for the new album, and I hope to be on the road in the next months, so it looks like a busy year for Stokoff & Country Music en Español .

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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