Hi The Faded / Paula – tell us a short bio about yourself and your music!
I’m The Faded, I’m 23 years old and I am an R&B Singer-Songwriter from Lisbon, Portugal. I’ve been making professional music since 2014. Music has been my passion since I was a kid! 2019 has been an amazing year so far. I have been growing as an artist and as a person through music. In total I have released 19 singles, 2 EPs and 1 Album. I have much more music is coming soon which I cannot wait to share!
What made you go into music?
My mom told me that when I was five I used to freestyle and sing for her. A few years later when I was 8, my father put me in piano lessons. I started to practice singing more regularly, and went to a choral group. I then had a vocal coach, and naturally started writing songs, stories and adding my feelings into my own music. Later on I decided to record my songs, and from there I realized that I had found my passion: music.
Are you signed of independent?
Your brand new EP ‘Shadow’ is out now – tell us about the EP.
When I was making ‘Shadow’ – it was a dark period in my life. This project talks about bad experiences and how I dealt with mine. In my song “Numb Encore” I sing “My heart… it’s like the dark side of the moon”. I’m very happy to be able to share this EP with the world and I hope people enjoy it.
What were the recording and writing processes like?
First of all I came up with the idea of making an EP that was dark, mysterious and hypnotic. I had a long discussion with my producer about my vision for this project, and he started making the beats. I started writing the lyrics and kept practicing the songs to get them to where I wanted them to be musically. Once I started recording, it took me 2 days to get the project recorded, then over the following week my producer was mixing and mastering, then we had the finished project!
Describe the EP in two words.
Will we see more music coming soon?
Yes – my album “Blood Moon” is ready to go!
When can fans next see you perform live?
My team and I are preparing for some upcoming shows. Dates and details will be announced very soon!
What else can we expect from The Faded in 2019?
Touring, the album “Blood Moon” and a brand new music video is coming out very soon.
Do you play any instruments?
Yes, I play the piano, guitar and the flute.
Who are your influences?
he Weeknd, Rihanna, 6Lack, H.E.R, Sabrina Claudio and DVSN.
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
Life! I have moments when I am in a specific mind state that lets me create, it’s like a therapy, and it’s my way to express myself artistically.
What would you like to be doing this time next year?
I’d love to have released another new project, also I would love to go out on a bigger tour and also perhaps start my own label.
When you’re not writing new music or performing, what do you do in your spare time?
I like to read about psychology! I also love poetry, photography, travelling, surfing, skating and classes of boxing.
What’s the best piece of advice you have ever been given?
I’ll let the wise words from Carl Jung speak: “Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians?
The best advice that I can give it’s to have a vision, believe in that vision and in yourself. Be persistent, patient, and have a positive attitude and you can achieve anything!