New Brazilian artist, REV, Chats With TMI About Her New Single “Fake It ’Till You Make It”
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Hey Rev! So excited to be chatting with you! You just released your new single “Fake it ‘Till You Make It”& it’s awesome!
Thank you! I’m excited too!
What do you hope your supporters will think of the new song?
I really hope my fans enjoy the new track and understand the message behind the lyrics, it has a strong meaning about the music industry, and I would love if people could pay attention to it.
Can you tell us the backstory of this song? Is it from a real experience?
I moved to Los Angeles from Brazil in 2017, so I wrote this song talking about how I see the American music industry and ways I struggle as an artist here. I see so many people not being who they are just to stand out and sometimes I keep thinking if I should do the same or be 100% myself, it is a tough industry I have to say.
You also have more music coming out in 2020!! Can you spill any details on what your supporters can look forward to next year?!?
Yes! I am very excited to share with you my new album that will be out later this year. If you heard my first single “Destination” you know exactly what is coming up, I chose this song as my first release because it is a perfect representation of my style of music: very upbeat, happy pop-rock.
Do you have a creative say in your music? Did you help write all your new songs?
Yes, all of my songs were written by me in collaboration with my producer Michel Vontobel, we wrote all the songs from my new album together, and on my latest release “Fake It ‘till You Make It” we also had the participation of Soham Kothari as a songwriter and performer.
What’s it feel like to be releasing your own original music?
It feels incredible! I have been working on some of these songs for a long time now, and to be able to see them being released feels like a dream come true.
Will there be a music video for your new single? If so, can you tell us about the concept of the video 🙂
Yes, actually my music video/ lyric video is already out on my YouTube Channel. The video was created with backstage images from one of my photoshoots. As this song is all about the behind the scenes portion of the music industry, we thought these BTS images would look amazing, especially with great editing, the neon letters and words look amazing.
What’s been the pros and cons of moving to la to pursue your music career?
The biggest pro was definitely meeting people that are as passionate about music as I am, but also being surrounded by creators and this LA atmosphere motivates me a lot. I would say that the cons have mostly to do with some culture shocks, such as different foods and living arrangements, but the biggest con is not being taken seriously by many people in the industry because of my nationality.
Is there anyone you want to thank that’s helped you get to where you are today?
Yes! My uncle Michel and my direct family are the biggest support system anyone could ever ask for. My mom and my uncle are doing the best they can to help me with my career.
What do you think makes your fan community/fandom different from others?
I believe I have created a positive community where people can escape their not so good moments and have fun, I love to always look on the bright side and I believe through my content I express that to my fans.
How would you describe your fans? – what’s three words you would use to describe your fans?
Supportive, friendly and engaged.
What do you want your message to be towards your fans? What do you want your fans to take away from your music and shows?
I would love them to take the message of enjoying the moment and being happy, for me positive vibes are so important and most of my music is very upbeat and exciting. Just don’t take life so seriously, try to be the best version of yourself that you can be.
Are you planning any IG live shows to promote your new music?
I recently performed some IG live shows, at this moment I don’t have any set date, but I will definitely be doing more shows, I always keep my fans updated on the details on Instagram and Facebook pages.
What is it like performing in front of your fans? Are you excited to start performing your own music live!?!
It feels energizing! I believe when I step on stage and the crowd is as excited as I am the level of energy from the band and I duplicates, it is a great feeling. I really hope we can go back to performing live soon, I’m thrilled to start performing my original music.
What do you want your supporters to know that you think is important?
As I stated before I believe that always looking on the bright side and looking for happy moments are so important! We live in a world where we have bad things happening daily and sometimes it is hard to feel good about yourself, but you have the power to change how you feel and I would love to see you being happy.
What’s something your fans don’t know about you?
Most people know me for loving pop and rock music, but many people don’t know that I actually love EDM as well, that is the type of music I look for when I go to a party.
What’s one word you would use to describe what your fans have allowed you to accomplish?
With an already massive fanbase your fans must they have a name for themselves. What do your fans call themselves? And How did that fanbase name catch on?
Actually at this moment we still don’t have a name, but we are open for suggestions.
Many of your supporters are starstruck when they meet you Have you ever been starstruck?
Yes! My biggest starstruck moment was meeting Sarah Fischer from Degrassi (my favorite show ever), I was at a super crowded café in Venice Beach and the only available table was right next to me, so when Sarah entered she sat by my side and I honestly was so shy but I decided to start a conversation with her. She was the sweetest person ever, we spent about an hour talking.
What do you want your fans to know if they ever see you in public?
Don’t hesitate to talk to me, I will appreciate so much talking to you and hearing from you! I am a very communicative person.
Is there anyone in the music business you are dying to meet?
Yes, I would love to meet Selena Gomez and Avril Lavigne, they are huge inspirations for me.
Why do you think social media is so important for teen artists like yourself?
Social media has allowed us to express ourselves, be personal to our fans and be able to grow a following as an independent artist, also the industry has changed so much for good in the past few years because it.
What would you say is your biggest dream/goal right now?
To be able to have my music in well know playlists and radio stations, that would mean the world to me!
Any last things you want to tell your supporters?
Yes, soon I will be releasing my first studio album, so be sure to check out my Instagram for more details on that. I am so excited to be sharing it with you, if it wasn’t for your support I wouldn’t be able to record a full length album.
Thank you so much for taking the time to do this interview!
Thank you for inviting me to your page, I had a blast answering all the questions!