While acting is in her blood, Claudia Barretto chooses to be a musical artist


Claudia Baretto

For Claudia Barretto, the pressure to deliver as a musical artist does not come from her family, but from herself and the people who intend to work.

“My family encourages me and guides me… The pressure is in me. But I also can’t deny the fact that there are outside sources, like what people think of what I’m doing, because I put my heart and soul into it,” she said during from a recent videoconference for “Everything”, his new single. with hip-hop artist Because.

“So even if there’s pressure, I just try to make the most of it,” she said, adding that while she’s not averse to criticism, she doesn’t. don’t let it get to him. “I try to be responsible with the kind of reviews I consume – I don’t want to get to a point where it distracts me from what I want to do.”

As a singer-songwriter, Claudia is exploring and experimenting with different sounds. Many of his past singles were electropop, lo-fi or pop-R&B. This time, she finally launches into hip-hop with the help of Because, who is behind the hits “BMW” and “Sandali”.

“He’s super cool, swagger personified. From the moment I met him. He knew what I was trying to achieve with this project I was experimenting with. I’ve been doing pop-R&B for a very long time and it’s always been a dream to try melodic rap. I wanted to do a hip-hop track,” she said. “It’s a dream come true.”

A session

Working with Because went so smoothly that they finished writing “Everything” in one session. “The whole process was interesting. We managed to write and record the entire single during our first meeting and studio session,” she said. “It was fun. The project was easy and exciting to work on.

“From the moment I met him he was very respectful and humble. He’s very talented and easy to work with. It’s nice to be around someone like that, because you don’t don’t feel intimidated to explore your ideas,” said Claudia, who makes sure to bond with the people she collaborates with, whether they’re producers, co-writers or sound engineers.

“I get a lot of inspiration and advice from them. I ask them for their opinion on song structures, how to write them or how to make them catchy,” she said.

“Everything”, released under Viva Records, revolves around being “married to gambling”. ” It’s simple. It’s about doing everything to pursue your dreams and achieve your goals… work hard and commit,” she explained.

This year, the 22-year-old singer-songwriter plans to continue exploring new sounds and writing songs in Filipino. “Writing one will allow me to reach even more people. Filipino material is in the works and will definitely perform in the future,” she said. “I also want to try different genres.”

Not closing his door

“I want to take bigger steps. I want to keep the heart and soul of my music while reaching a wider audience to share my message with,” she said.

One of the questions Claudia often asks is whether she plans to try her hand at acting like her mother Marjorie, sister Julia, and aunts Claudine and Gretchen. It’s not her first choice, she says, but she’s not closing the door on him.

“It’s a question I had: how come acting wasn’t something I was inclined to do when it was in the environment I was in? It’s just that I grew up watching musicians and singers, and naturally I ended up wanting to write songs. And I’m happy to do that,” she said.

“But I’m going to take acting workshops so we’ll see if it’s a skill I have. People tell me it’s in my blood, but we really don’t know. But I’m willing to try. see where it takes me,” she told INQ

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