Get To Know: the other-worldly Celiane the Voice
Bay Area-based Indie Artist, Celiane the Voice, believes that music has the power to heal and unite. She uses her music to send out healing energy and positive vibrations out to all of her fans, in hopes that her music will offer some form of healing and comfort to them during these challenging times.
So firstly, how would you describe your sound?
My sound is described as Electronica Hip Opera. I blended the sound of my voice with elements of music I absolutely love. In my songs you will find elements of Dubstep, classical, Hip Hop beat, electronica and grungy ragged bass sounds.
What’s a typical day in the studio like for you?
It depends what we are working on whether music or vocals. If it is vocals, it is planned for and that is what I am recording all day including backing vocals and harmonies. If it is music, then we are working on that and making sure elements flow correctly.
Do you have to be in a certain mood to write a song?
A song has to hit me. I let it come to me. There are times I can write a song in 5 min and there are times it takes me months to years to come up with an adequate song. That is the art process. I am more about quality than quantity so I wait if I have to.
Who are your three biggest musical inspirations?
My biggest musical inspirations are Daft Punk, for sure. Herbie Hancock had this aesthetic rocking long before we were ready. I love Peter Gabriel's music and it's many feels that hit you just where you need it to. I love innovators to the craft, that is what keeps me creating songs as an art form.
Who is the best band you've ever seen play live?
The biggest band I saw play has mainly been orchestras. Being classically trained that is what I gravitate to, however Yanni is one such person that blew my mind during his "Tribute" tour. Every piece of music, every instrument, every vocal was accounted for and had a purpose in that song. Yanni is remarkable to me because he didn't know how to orchestrate instruments and knew nothing about music he only felt and heard it in his head. I am a product of that. I had to learn and still learning elements though I have studied parts of music for years.
What’s the toughest part of the industry for you?
The toughest part is the box. I am not an "in the box" person. There are a lot of prejudices of what you need to be when the musicians are in themselves doing what we love to do. I don't do boxes. I don't do others expectations, I follow my own because my own are higher than anyone else's about myself. Marketing is tough especially during the pandemic but you keep going for the love of the craft. No one can keep you down if you don't let them. I am technohuman, they can't stop it.
What’s the most enjoyable part of the industry?
The most enjoyable part is the shock factor. I am being me and loving what I am doing and people want to see it.
What’s in store for you for the rest of 2021?
What is in store hopefully will be more shows depending upon the rest of this pandemic and variants. I will have another release in the later part of this year and keep on creating as a comic book in the works currently to tell Celiane's story.