RYL: How did your songwriting evolved across the years?
Valora: I was fortunate to learn the value of songwriting at an early age. I learned to play guitar when I was 13 specifically so that I could write my own music. It evolved into production and larger collaborations with different artists and producers as the years went on and I met some very talented songwriters.
RYL: Tell us everything about your new song “Would you be mine”
Valora: “Would You Be Mine” is a sweet and honest love song. It might be the first true love song I’ve ever written that didn’t have some kind of tragic twist. It’s about that feeling of pure bliss when you start to fall for somebody.
The best part is when it’s still so new and you haven’t even told your friends because you’re not sure if it’s too good to be true. That’s why I had to ask that simple question, “Would You Be Mine?”
RYL: Is there a common meaning/theme between all your songs?
Valora: The only common thread in my songs is that each one is infused with a little bit of my heart. No matter what kind of song I’m writing, I leave some of my personality, attitude, beliefs, or even just my mood in the lyrics.
RYL: Tell us more about the novel, released as e-book, “ How an atomic fart saved the world”…..
Valora: I am honored to be one of 26 artists chosen out of the 4,000 that submitted music for this incredible opportunity. This is an extreme reading experience integrating music, graphics and literature.
RYL: how do you, usually, write the lyrics and music of your songs?
Valora: My songwriting process varies. A common scenario is me sitting in my bedroom with my coffee and lyric book, playing the recorded instrumental track from my phone as I write lyrics and melody.
RYL: What is behind the verses of “ Extreme”?
Valora: I adore writing with the production team formerly known as The Matrix. At the beginning of our session they asked me what my plans were for the weekend.
I told them I needed to find a costume for a superhero themed party I was going to.
With that on our minds we began brainstorming verse lyrics which ended up being about an extreme individual who turns out to be “exactly what I’m looking for.”
RYL: Which is the most important thing for you while doing music?
Valora: The most important thing for me while doing music is to stay in control of my creative vision. Collaborations are wonderful as well as merging together different genres to produce a unique sound, but it is important to me not to lose sight of the ideas and goals I have at the beginning of each musical endeavor.
RYL: Which is the best verse you ever wrote?
Valora: If I had to choose one, I’d say the verse in “React” hits close to home for me. You can download it now on iTunes.
The music video, out this Summer, really paints an honest picture of the song’s message. Our goal was to move people enough to “React” and take a stand against injustice in our everyday encounters.
RYL: Which is the last song you wrote (not published yet)?
Valora: This weekend I teamed up with a producer from Boston who goes by the name DJ Art Beatz. We wrote a song called “Hotter.”
It’s in the early production stage and I’m excited to share it publicly very soon!
RYL: your tour project this summer?
Valora: Its a surprise! For now I can tell you that we are playing at House of Blues Anaheim on June 28th and I have FREE tickets for all our loyal fans!
Message me on Facebook.com/valoramusic with your mailing address and the number of tickets you want, and I’ll send them right to your mailbox!
RYL: Do you remember how did you write “No Matter What”?
Valora: I wrote “No Matter What” with Dave Bassett at his home studio in Malibu. It was a very easy and fun writing experience.