In conversation with Paula Cendejas
We had a pleasure speaking with the talented artist Paula Cendejas.
What projects are you working on right now? Is there anything you can talk about already?
Lately, I'm working on my new album expecting to release it in 2022, and at the same time, i got some heavy collabs coming up on late December and early 2022.
You played in Madrid a couple of weeks ago. How did that feel and how was the crowd?
This experience was really special, it means a lot to me to play in my hometown, Madrid, where I was born and raised, surrounded by my friends and family as well as people who’ve been supporting me from the beginning. The crowd was amazing, it was crazy to hear them sing my songs.
We’ve heard that you are confirmed for Lollapalooza 2022. How has been your festival experience so far as an artist and visitor?
Yes, it seems like a dream to be part of a line-up like of such an important music festival, and the fact that it’s going to be my first time visiting those countries makes it even more special. As an artist, I've been part of some festivals and, I’ve always enjoyed playing, especially because you can identify that part of the crowd that came to see you but at the same time some people have never heard your music before, and they kind of discovering you on that stage, I think that's a great way of showing my music to a bigger audience.
Can you tell us a little bit more about your musical background, when did you start making music?
I’ve been singing since I was a little kid, and I’ve been always a hundred percent sure that this was what I wanted to do for a living, although it has been hard to find the right way, I somehow always knew I’d find it sooner or later. With this effort, I tried to enrich myself, musically speaking, with a large variety of genres and different styles that influenced me and my music; starting from international artists like The Beatles, or Latin music stars like Luis Miguel.
How has your life changed since your breakthrough with your music?
My life changed gradually when I started posting song covers on social media, but the moment when I felt everything was changing was when I began to make my own music.
What do you want to express with your music and art?
It is about telling whatever I want to say in my music, describing moments or expressing feelings, in whatever way I want to be the fact I like most about making my music. Freedom and self-expression that's over everything.
What is your favorite song and what song could you always listen to?
I think it’s too hard for me to decide on a favorite song, but if I had to, “Sabor a Mi” by Luis Miguel is and always will be a good choice.
What’s your biggest dream?
To be able to make music for the rest of my life.
What’s your favorite travel destination? Do you have a favorite place?
It would be a place by the sea with perfect sundowns; the south of Spain got pretty nice landscapes with characteristics like these.
What does freedom mean to you?
Personally speaking, I think freedom is the ability to free yourself, get to the point where you don’t judge yourself for doing, saying, or even feeling whatever you want, and live in peace with it.
PHOTO: Jesús Leonardo
STYLIST: Giovanni Franco
MUAH: Bosco Montesinos
SPECIAL THANKS TO: Yoox
Timotej Letonja & Magdalena Roe