Paloma Rush has found her music niche securely placing her in the Latin pop world, and it seems like she is just getting started. Since the top of this year, Paloma has been releasing Latin infused pop songs that get your toes tapping and heartrate pumping. We caught up with the singer-songwriter to find out what makes her sound unique and to learn more about pop music’s latest starlet.
We love your vibe Paloma. Can you tell us about your style of music?
I like writing music in both English and Spanish And although I enjoy a good ballad, I find that most of my music is up tempo and kind of fun.
When you start to write a new song, do you write it in English first then translate or do you write it directly in Spanish?
Both equally. When I’m writing lyrics, I often go for vowel sounds and consonants so when I think of something to write it will either come to me in English or Spanish.
What makes a successful song for you?
There are a couple parameters I use to judge the success of a song, streams being one of them and people adding it to their playlists being another. But I find that the surest way to tell if your song is good is if someone turns up the volume when they hear it for the first time. Plus, I like to be able to listen to my own song as well and play it on repeat.
Tell us about some of your favorite songs so far to have written?
I wrote a song called ‘President’ in 2016 that is a very empowering and strong. So much so they used it in the show Pose on FX as their season two theme song. Another song I really liked writing was ‘Star’, The story of me celebrating somebody else’s success. You don’t hear a lot of songs about celebrating somebody else’s wins. I also really like writing ‘Bailame’. I just can’t help but want to dance to it and I thought that the rhythm was unlike any other.
How do you keep your music fresh?
I rarely write songs all by myself. I try to work with a variety of different songwriters because each songwriter brings something new, different, and fresh to the table.
How do you balance your work life and music career?
That’s easy. I work in music. So, I never have to choose between work and music when I’m basically immersed in music all day.
If you could give your younger self a piece of advice, what would it be?
I would tell myself to be comfortable with who I was because being your authentic self is the only way you can be proud of your own music.
What do you hope listeners will take aways from your music?
I’m hoping first and foremost that they can relate to what I’m saying and relate to the stories within the music. Secondly, I hope it makes them feel some kind of way. I aim to evoke emotions.
What’s up next for you?
Studio writing, recording songs, releasing songs regularly, and growing my fanbase. I still haven’t decided if I want to be signed to a label or continue to be independent because there are so many pros and cons to both. What I do know is that I have become a very resourceful person so I could probably continue to grow as an artist but also as a business.
Thank you, Paloma!