I recently got to speak with Kordelya. She's a vibrant artist who is driven by the sounds of percussion and synths. Her wardrobe as well as her music, draws inspiration from Mexican Indian Tribes. Kordelya will be playing at the Peppermint Club in Los Angeles tomorrow and you don't want to miss out on it.
She told us a little "secret" and mentioned that she will debut "Consentido", a single that will be premiering on all platforms at the same time she plays it on stage, and another new song she did not name. Definitely don't want to miss out!
I mentioned that Kordelya draws inspiration from Mexican Indian tribes and it coincides that two days ago she posted on Instagram saying that her favorite cartoon character growing was Pocahontas. I asked her about that, she giggled and mentioned that "Colors of the Wind" was the first song she learned. She added that her parents would play her a lot of these movies when she was little and thus helped her learn English better. It was that song that indicated to Kordelya herself that she could sing! Not only that, but Pocahontas, as Kordelya pointed out, is a strong female figure and such a "free spirit". That admiration for Pocahontas definitely reflects on her today.
As stated, percussions and synths are something very present in Kordelya's style and to that I asked her if she had a specific writing process and she said that she tries to approach each song differently. Part of it is in effort to make each song very unique and not have her material feel redundant. That response was what lead into her almost-released new single, "Consentido". She made it clear that the usage of the word consentido refers to a vice, which is the central focus of the music video of the song.
Quien es tu consentido?
The direction Kordelya is taking with this song and the album itself is very interesting. Almost like a self-reflection of sorts. When asked, Kordelya said that each song on the new album Mal Hecha will focus on an imperfection. Being that it's written by her, it will focus on what she considers her own imperfections, which takes this new album on a whole new personal level. I think that that type of introspection in music is what makes a piece of music feel so relatable and human. It's truly great. We all have are flaws and we need to recognize it and what better way to self-reflect than when listening to music.
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