Indie singer-songwriter Andrea Silva was selected from over 5,000 ReverbNation artist entries to be our ReverbNation finalist for this year’s NewSong Music Competition.
The standout performer hails from Bogotá, Colombia and moved to Los Angeles four years ago. The move to the states would unearth Silva’s passion for songwriting. It was on the west coast where she began to develop her spellbinding sound, which is ethereal yet grounded in quality songwriting.
With a mere two years of writing and performing under her belt, we can’t wait to see where this 22-year-old musician will go next in her blossoming career.
To listen to Silva’s music, visit her ReverbNation page, and keep an eye out for her first EP, which will be released this winter.
How would you describe your music to someone who has never heard it before?
The bone structure [of my music] is folk or singer/songwriter, but it also has some ethereal, indie-rock elements to it.
I think it’s very important to be able to strip down a song and sing with just guitar, where the song makes sense and can stand on its own. Before I started writing by myself, I was collaborating with a producer and writing for electronic tracks, but it didn’t make much sense to me. That is why I decided to learn how to write by myself with the guitar and build a strong song that I could then add sonic elements to and make it even better.
I’ve only released a few acoustic versions of some my songs while I work on my EP, which will come out this winter.
Where do you find inspiration for your songwriting?
My songwriting is inspired by whatever I’m feeling or thinking, whoever is in my life, and whatever that person is making me feel or think. Sometimes I write from someone else’s perspective and make up a scenario.
What led you to pursue being a musician?
I always liked music. I wanted to move away from home and start fresh, and I decided to move to Los Angeles. It all made sense a little less than two years ago when I started writing and playing shows. Now I see that I couldn’t be happy doing anything else other than music.