Stella Prince - Bio
Stella Prince is a 16-year-old singer/songwriter, who enjoys sharing her original folk music to a multi-generational audience. She currently resides in New York’s Hudson Valley and is frequently in Nashville. Stella has performed in such venues as Nashville’s The Bluebird Cafe, Pig N’ Whistle in Los Angeles, Woodstock’s The Colony, Nashville Entertainment Weekly, Limelight Music, River Spirit Music and at New York’s The Bitter End.
Stella’s music has been highly acclaimed in reviews by Buzz Music and A+R Factory. “The maturity in Stella Prince’s talent transcends her age; probably by a fair few decades…Stella Prince’s vocals don’t just offer an extraordinary range and the ability to hit celestially high notes. There’s a true sense of authenticity and soul which is infused into her acoustic country folk-pop which will make sure that the New York-based artist doesn’t stay up and coming for all too long.”
–A + R Factory Blog, October 2019. Stella is a proud member of ASCAP, NSAI, and Global Songwriters Connection. Stella spends her time between New York and Nashville. You can hear more of her music on Instagram and YouTube.
"Stella Prince: bringing acoustic, unique and authentic music to a new generation!"
Stella Prince - Interview
When did you start to get interested in music?
I always, always knew this was my destiny. Literally from the time I was three I told everyone I wanted to be a singer and since then have never questioned it. I’ve been obsessed with music for as long as I can remember. I started studying classically when I was 7. I seriously can’t remember a time where music wasn’t my entire world! It is the love of my life and I plan to do it forever.
If you were an advertisement, which would your slogan be?
“Stella Prince: bringing acoustic, unique and authentic music to a new generation!”
Which is the part you enjoy the most about music?
Performing! By far my all time favorite thing to do in life is perform. Ever since I was really little (at five I performed in my school’s talent show for the first time and was immediately hooked!) I always felt a powerful excitement race through me when on stage. Being able to share my original music with a crowd of people is something so special to me.
Most artists say that through their art they learn more about themselves, heal injuries… In which aspects has music helped you?
The first song I ever wrote was the day my dog died when I was 10. I was so upset and so I put all my emotions into writing my first song. I think it was called “I’m An Old Dog”. That made me realize how powerful it is to be able to put my feelings into music. Ever since then I have always poured my life experiences into creating music.
What does music mean to you?
Music is my whole world. Without it I honestly don’t know where I’d be. I think music is filled with creative beauty, something that is so special and so gorgeous that when you find the right sound it is literally magic. I know that I have found my right sound already, as this folky authenticity naturally came to me. People are always surprised when I tell them I only fingerpick on the guitar and don’t strum, and that’s because it’s just so natural to me. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Who are your idols?
I think in terms of songwriting that Joni Mitchell, Emmylou Harris, Carole King, and Judy Collins are the most beautiful artist/writers.
But I think Patsy Cline, Karen Carpenter or Judy Garland have the three most beautiful voices in the world. It makes me cry every time I hear them sing.
If you didn’t like music, what would you like to do?
That is so hard to say! I think if I absolutely had no music in my blood and we were living in some alternate universe I’d probably be a lawyer.
Do you consider that nowadays there are more or less opportunities for new artists? Why?
I think Spotify and all the other online streaming platforms have made it much easier and harder for artists. Harder because you don’t get paid from releasing music anymore, and easier because you can reach so many more people from the comfort of your own home without having to do countless radio tours that broke all these musicians backs in the 60s and 70s. For the most part though, I’d say more opportunities for sure!
What would your idyllic life as an artist be like?
I want to be as successful as I can possibly be while still enjoying my music. I want my career to bring me joy instead of stress and unhappiness, and truly enjoy my success and my journey. I am honestly so excited for the future.
Stella Prince - Projects
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