Singer & Guitarist
Raquel Díez - Bio
Raquel Díez is a 20-year-old artist that has posted numerous music covers and her own compositions in her Instagram account. She sings but also plays the guitar. All her life has been surrounded by musical art and especially scenic art. Nowadays, she is studying an Interpretation career known for “Interpretation and scenic creation”, that complements perfectly with the artistic field that she wants to devote in the future. These pasts years she has been more focused on producing her own material: creating songs, lyrics and melodies that, in a future, she wants to release as her first music album. She is used to talk about those things that are present in her life and the ones that, normally, we don’t notice that we have.
"Don’t let your mind stop your heart"
Raquel Díez - Interview
How many years have you been singing and playing guitar?
I started singing when I was twelve or thirteen years old, but I didn’t go to singing classes until a few years passed by. I’ve passed through different teachers and I’ve learned a lot (vocally) from them. Speaking of the guitar, I’ve been playing it for two years from today. Actually, I don’t consider myself an excellent Player, because I have learned for myself and practically I don’t play it perfectly. Apart from this, my brother has always been an excellent musician, so, even though I’m not going to any guitar classes, he has taught me a lot and has been an extraordinary support inside this musical world.
If you were an advertisement, which would your slogan be?
Don’t let your mind stop your heart.
What is your main inspiration when you are singing?
My own experiences, the challenges, the interests… depending on the situation and the moment. Although, I’m a very emotional person, so I tend to focus my inspiration where my heart and my mind decide to coincide from the moment where I’m living.
Most artists say that through their art they learn more about themselves, heal injuries… Which aspects has music helped you?
To manage my emotions. They are like a roller coaster. It has always been difficult for me the fact of having control of my emotional impulsivity. The songs that I’m writing at the moment, are some type of method where I can, somehow, spit away the bad emotions that I’m carrying on my back, and It’s also a feeling that makes me very lucky and happy for throwing them away. Sometimes we find ourselves with the difficulty of combating some complicated situation, and, of course, it’s not easy to say what we actually want to say, so this way, my songs help me do it.
What would you say to all those people who say to artists “Don’t try it is not worth it?”
I would tell them that they have a simple and conformist vision of life: To not believe in anything. The truth is that humans stay alive thanks to hope and illusion. If they take these away, what do we have left? It is evident that hard work needs a lot of will and courage to obtain the results that you aspire, but being conformist with the things that you have doesn’t let you improve or let you go anywhere.
Who are your idols?
At the present time, I think a lot in “Guitarrica de la Fuente”: his musical style is brilliant, his compositions are really authentic, his voice makes me travel anywhere and he transmits everything that he wants to offer. He is amazing and I admire him a lot.
What does music means to you?
My family has always been formed by a lot of different artists, and when I was a baby they taught me that “art is everything”: the minimum detail. For this motive, this makes me think of “What does music mean” for somebody like me: it’s union, it’s work, it’s Love, it’s an expression… but I could not have a concrete definition. I can’t define music with a simple definition.
If you didn’t like music what would you like to do?
I have to say that I have never consider it. I think that, in the light of the fact that I study scenic arts, I guess that I would decant for this option, like, something more dramatic, and obviously above a stage. It’s an alternative that complements the music world so, I think that would be the best option.
What would your idyllic life as an artist be like?
I would Love to live from music, with stability (emotionally and economically). I don’t know If I would like to be recognised in a future, I think that I’m not quite ready for this. The thing that I would Love is that people hear the things that I write and that they could feel reflected on the lyrics and the things that I want to say, or maybe, the fact of being somebody’s inspiration.
Raquel Díez - Projects
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