Laura Brizuela – On Your Own

Laura Brizuela – On Your Own

 Laura Brizuela – On Your Own

Laura Brizuela – On Your Own

ARTIST NAME: Laura Brizuela

 

SONG TITLE: O.Y.O (On Your Own)

 

RELEASE DATE: 19.02.2021

 

GENRE: Pop

 

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From her first time standing on stage and singing as a child, German-Paraguayan artist Laura Brizuela was sure of one thing: Singing is what makes her come alive. Growing up she made music her biggest passion and hobby, always enjoying sharing that with the people around her.
At the age of 18, Laura released her first feature on an electronic music project. After then leaving home to study abroad for two years, she moved to Berlin where she enrolled in a film school to study Screen Acting, making her first approach towards the Entertainment Industry. During that time she was writing and releasing several features in collaboration with other artists and also starting to write more for herself. Releasing her own music, soon became a goal Laura was working towards, leading her to drop everything else and go all in for a career as a singer in 2019.
After debuting and releasing several singles in 2020, she made it a goal for 2021 to release a new song every 6 weeks! In February she published “O.Y.O.”, an incredibly catchy funk-pop song, with sassy vocals and a message full of attitude.
What she stands for: Love well, live wholeheartedly, and always look beyond what you can see, and don’t forget to always be yourself no matter what anyone thinks about it!

 

 

LYRICS:

 

Verse 1:

 

You tell me that I am your queen
The first you say tho you’ve just met me yeah
Absolutely no chemistry
Just another guy faking honesty yeah

 

Phone numbers, your trophies
This shit ain’t nothing new
Don’t act like your holy
I can see right through you

 

Pre Hook:

 

I‘m not asking for your attention
Don’t care about what you thinking
Noting but unimpressed
Give me the shit that you don’t dare to say
All your pretending is pointless

 

Hook:

 

Don’t tell me
That you like what you see
The way you act shows that you know nothing
About me
Waste your energy
Cause tonight you’ll be
On your own

 

I know you’re trying to get into my head
With empty words, you fight to convince me
But I feel perfectly fine when I’m by myself
And your games just full of sin anyway

 

Pre Hook:

 

I‘m not asking for your attention
Don’t care about what you thinking
Noting but unimpressed
Give me the shit that you don’t dare to say
All your pretending is pointless

 

Hook:

 

Don’t tell me
That you like what you see
The way you act shows that you know nothing
About me
Waste your energy
Cause tonight you’ll be
On your own

 

Hook:

 

Don’t tell me
That you like what you see
The way you act shows that you know nothing
About me
Waste your energy
Cause tonight you’ll be
On your own

 

You think that you and I would be perfect
But that’s not what’s on my mind tonight
Won’t waste my time

 

Hook:

 

Don’t tell me
That you like what you see
The way you act shows that you know nothing
About me
Waste your energy
Cause tonight you’ll be
On your own

 

Hook:

 

Don’t tell me
That you like what you see
The way you act shows that you know nothing

 

 

Tell us what you like to write about in your lyrics.
My lyrics are always personal. I like to tell stories from my life or write about questions I’m asking myself. Music is my way to process and communicate and the most beautiful thing for me is to share my heart with people and have them resonate with it so that part of my story becomes theirs.

 

State your most emotional song and the reason.
My most emotional song is “To the Sky,” because it’s basically a love song I wrote for myself. I used to struggle with self-hatred and incredible insecurities in the past and the lyrics are basically all the things that I would’ve needed to hear back then. Writing and recording “To the Sky” has been very healing since I never directly expressed the self-love and appreciation that I have now. I hope that this song is hitting exactly those people that go or went through the same thing and makes them feel special and beautiful.

 

Discuss the process of finding the right sound for your vocals.
That process is always different depending on the song. I usually feel the attitude of the song and basically try to communicate it through the sound of my voice. Even though it’s always the same voice there are different ways to color and emphasize it, which makes it so much more than just singing. I always approach the perfect balance between edgy, strong and sophisticated, and airy head voice vocals. And if I don’t like what I did I record it again, which is one of the benefits of working in my own studio. And since my husband is my producer he is also an essential part of shaping my vocal performance.

 

State the challenges you have faced as a musician/artist.
I kicked off my career as a solo artist last year, and there have definitely been some rough ups and downs. From having writing blockages to struggling with growing an audience, I’ve often been stressed out by my own urgency to release my work. But as soon as we started receiving more and more feedback we felt massively supported and that’s been boosting our moods a lot.

 

Tell us your opinion on how artists should raise funds for their music projects.
Well, I have a side job to raise funds to promote my music. My husband and I also have been investing in courses to learn how to do good social media advertising. But I think that there should be more opportunities for small artists to be recognized and given the chance to boost their music through music funding companies. They often only accept when your numbers are good enough, which is really hard to achieve without having the funds. It’s like someone who studies and graduated with a bachelor not being able to find a job because all companies want employees that have work experience. The same thing, I think that should change because there are so many talented artists out there that are struggling to be heard. Also, I think that no one ever should pay to be placed on big playlists, instead, playlists should be curated with music based on taste, not money.

 

Tell us if you consider sharing your music with the world or a specific geographical zone.
Definitely… the world.

 

Tell us your genre of music.
I find myself in between a mix of pop, RnB, and trap. I like putting pop vocals on an RnB/trap beat, or sassy vocals on a pop song.

 

State the title of your best song and share the link.
My best (or best received) song is O.Y.O.

 

Tell us the artists that have impacted you.
Many! Here are some: Ariana Grande, Dua Lipa, Halsey, Drake, Justin Bieber, Hollyn, Hailee Steinfeld, Trevor Daniel, Gracey, Andy Mineo, WHATUPRG, Cass, The 1975, The Midnight, Coldplay, Michael Jackson.

 

Describe the listeners that listen to your music.
My listeners come from a lot of different countries around the globe. The age goes from 14-35 and those who have reached out to me are super sweet, genuine, and supportive. I love reading about how they found my music or how it made them feel. That’s always very exciting.

 

Tell us many ways of generating revenue as an artist.
That’s something major I’ve been wrapping my mind around. There are so many ways, depending on your skillset. I am not a producer or mixing/mastering engineer, so for me ways of generating revenue would be going live as a singer, collecting cuts as a songwriter, or submitting my music to sync licensing companies.

 

Discuss the future of the music business.
I think there’s a lot of momentum on independent artists, which is definitely going to shake up the industry. Some people grow incredible reach completely on their own and manage to stand independent and successful without any label or deal. So I’m sure that there will be more opportunity and support for those artists. However, I do think that the majors won’t lose significance at all.

 

Discuss the gains and losses of technology to the music business.
There are definitely huge benefits, like more reach or chances to create hype through social media and especially during the pandemic, doing shows via live streaming. Also for an artist, it is way easier to connect with the audience through social media. But the spread of radio channels has been less important, due to constantly growing streaming platforms. I think though that the energy of actual live concerts will never be replaced.

 

Elaborate on the song.
I think every girl is familiar with the following situation: You’re out and having fun with your girl squad, dancing having a drink, and all that and suddenly a random guy hit you (usually with the use of the worst pick-up lines). You say no, but that guy just ignores it, acting like he has the right to invade your space. Well “O.Y.O.” is inspired by many night-outs I had with my friends that looked just like that. It’s not meant to offend anyone but to give a voice to everyone that can relate. I wanted it to be a hymn to celebrate independent and empowered women and also empower those that feel unheard.

 

Elaborate on your artist’s name and the title of the album.
My artist name is Laura Brizuela which is my first name (since I have a double name) and my maiden name. When I got married I kept my last name and only added the new one but since I released music before I wanted to keep my artist name as it was. Plus it’s the name I most identify with. “O.Y.O.” is short for On Your Own, which is a line from the song.

 

 

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