What is your name?
My name is Juliet Carina
What is your genre of music?
My music genre is hypnotic pop
Give us a little bio about you.
A little bio about me is Im an aspiring singer/songwriter born in Brooklyn, NY. My mother is of Italian descent and my father is Chinese. With that dynamic combo, my look is unique with the best of both worlds. For the last two years, I have been asked to perform during Grammy week at the prestigious Soiree event. Each year a living legend is honoured, most recently Dionne Warwick, at the legendary B.B. Kings in New York. While in Los Angeles, I’ve performed at the famous El Ray Theatre along with David Hasselhoff in front of thousands of Grammy voting members, winners and other professionals cheering me on!
What made you go in to music?
I got into music because I fell in love with it as a little girl as far back as I can remember. I knew since I was little that this was it for me. Nothing else would have my heart like music does. Performing and making music is when I feel most secure, safe, and powerful.
Are you a signed?
I am so happy and grateful to say that I am signed to Play&Oracle Records! I have an amazing team with my label and manager Cindy Valentine and I’m so grateful for that.
You have released your new single ‘ Pyscho But Ya Love It ’, tell us more about the single.
Psycho But Ya Love It was so much fun to write. Cindy Valentine and I started writing it in her studio in NY and then we took it to LA where Niko The Kid help bring it all together. There was amazing synergy on this project and I’m really proud of how it came out.
What is the meaning behind the single?
My new single Psycho But Ya Love It means the world to me. This song goes out to anyone who’s been called crazy by the one they love…I’m pretty sure that’s everyone haha. This song is so special to me because every single lyric is so personal and true. When Cindy and I started working on this song, we both wrote from truth and our experience and in the bridge Cindy said, you are on your own so I got a little risky. You’ll have to hear the explicit version or as I call it, this song was written shortly after a breakup where i kept being told I was too much and too crazy…that I was psycho. Truth is, he used to tell me that my crazy was exactly what he loved about me. This song is my closure, my final word, my peace, it’s my emergence from feeling low to being high and empowered again. This song helped heal me more than time ever could.
Describe the track in two words.
If I had to describe the track in 2 words I would have to say, brave and honest because it’s the realest most personal song I’ve written and to share it with the world I had to be fearless of backlash, controversy and of simply the world knowing something so personal that I’ve been through.
What was the writing process like?
The writing process was so natural and fun for this single! Me and my co writer Cindy Valentine have great synergy and we’re both crazy so when we come together there’s no boundaries in the writing room. While writing I started singing a little melody with the lyric “psycho” and Cindy heard it encouraged me to keep rolling with that lyric and idea. we both looked at each other and knew immediately that something crazy and beautiful was about to be created.
What was the recording process like?
The recording process for this song was the most natural and smooth sailing I’ve ever had and I think it’s because this song comes from such a genuine place as well as being in studio with Niko The Kid and Cindy Valentine who inspire the creative process and make me feel super comfortable on the mic.
Who did you work with on the single?
Niko The Kid and Cindy Valentine Worked with me on this single and I’m so grateful for their hard work and efforts on this song!
You also released the video for your track, what was the making and planning process like?
The video was so much fun to make! Planning was fun because we got to sit down and talk about ideas and concepts but the making of the video is the really fun part because we get to bring the visions to life and give the song new way to be seen and heard.
Will we see an EP or Album and if so, what can we expect?
My album is in the making and on the way so get ready!! I’m so excited to share that soon. You can expect great music and some cool collaborations too!
Do you have any shows coming up?
My team is currently planning my first tour!! Details to come so get ready!
If so where will you be heading?
I will be touring in the U.S. and Europe so I’m super excited I can’t wait to get out there performing and connect with my fans in person.
What else can we expect in 2019?
2019 is a big year for me and my team, a lot of hard work is being put in and I’m grateful seeing it pay off. 2019 will be very big for us as far as touring, new music, new videos and collaborations
Do you have any collaborations coming up with any up coming artists?
My next single that will be released soon is called “no hands Zone” and it’s a collaboration with artist Black Mattic who is amazing and brings a lot of life to the song!
Would you be up for collaborations if other musicians wanted one with you? and who would they have to contact?
I’m always down for collaborating!! I love coming together with people and creating!! If artists want to collab they can contact my manager Cindy Valentine @firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you play any instruments?
I’m no Mozart but I can play a little bit of piano well enough just to help me while song writing or warming up font-size.
Who are your influences?
I am very influenced by artists like Rihanna,JLo, Lady Gaga, and Bebe Rehxa. They are all incredibly talented and compassionate brave strong woman. Also, Bebe is my hometown and even went to my high school so seeing her make it inspires me to never stop working!
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
I get inspiration to write songs from a lot of different things. Sometimes I hear a beat first and then it inspires emotions in me which turn into melody and lyrics. Other times I may be dealing with things and will put it into song from there. The creative process is never always the same for me.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
In 5 years I see myself topping the charts, winning a Grammy, touring the world and being successful and proving all the nonbelievers and haters wrong.
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
It’s hard to say what I’m doing when I’m not doing music because wherever I am you can almost always catch me singing or dancing around but other than music I enjoy yoga and binge watching Game of Thrones. I always like just simply hanging out with my friends like all young girls do.
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
A song I listened to a lot that influenced me to go more into the music scene was “Paparazzi” by Lady Gaga. I love that song and admire it from a writers stand point. When I saw her performance for it during the 2010 VMAS she left me more inspired than ever. Her performance was bold and shocking and almost made me emotional and I remember listening and watching what she had just managed to do and saying to myself, I want to wow a crowd like that. I want to impact the world like this.
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
The best advice I have ever been given is to “think from the end”. One of my close friends brought me into the world of yoga, crystals and manifesting. She taught me that you must think from the end which means seeing, hearing and feeling your goals as if you have already accomplished them and then have trust and they will become your reality.
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
As an artist, the advice I would give to aspiring musicians is to not be afraid. Music is an open creative space. So be brave and bold and cross the line. Never play it safe. Never stop believing in your dreams. Keep pushing and be strong because you never know what can happen!
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
A quote/ saying I always stick my is that nothing is random and everything happens for a reason. I believe that wholeheartedly to be true. Everything in life happens for a reason, the good the bad, all of it is leading you to something greater.
Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?
A place in my home town of NY that’s a must place to visit would have to be MUD cafe. It’s a cute intimate place in the city and they have the most amazing chai lattes you’ve ever had, I promise:)
Your coming off tour;
1/ Where do you go first? If I’m getting of tour, the first place I’m going is probably a beach. I love sitting by the water to get grounded and calm. I love writing by the water I feel like it’s a cleansing and gives me a clear head and fresh ideas.
2/ Who do you see first? The first person I’m going to see my grandma. Her name is Nina she’s 91 years old and my absolute best friend in the whole world. I would definitely miss her on tour and would have to give her a big hug and a Juliet carina T-shirt of course!
3/What do you eat first? First thing I’d eat coming off tour would have to be a big bowl of pasta and tomato sauce. It’s my favourite!
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
If I’m at a gig, 5 things I can’t forget are water, vocal chord spray, tea with honey, my citrine or tanzanite crystal necklace and my high heels because I’m really short haha