Drea's soft ballads mixed with mainstream pop rhythms are the product of a part Colombian, part Spanish, and part American background. Worked alongside 19 time Grammy Winner, Emilio Estefan, for 2 years assisting his team in production and songwriting sessions for top performing artists.
She self-released her debut EP “Echoes” in April 2017 consisting of five original songs, which ranked highly on the iTunes Charts (1 Top EPs & Singles, 5 Top Latin Albums, 8 Top Singer/Songwriter Albums) and earned her placements on numerous Spotify playlists. Additionally, in 2017, her song “Por Ti” was awarded as a finalist in the Latin category of the John Lennon Songwriting Competition.
She recently performed as a finalist in 2 other competitions - at Lincoln Center in NYC for NewSongMusic and in Miami for Destination Okeechobee for a chance to earn a spot at Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival after passing the first voting round with 3,200 other entrants.
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Interview with Drea
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I recently did a translation as a work for hire for the new Fifty Shades Freed movie. I had to translate the song from English to Spanish.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will always give you 150% and will always be loyal.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I can do it anywhere in the world.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: People think that because it's something I love to do, it's the only passion I have.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are you hoping to achieve with this project?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure you meet the person beforehand to see if they are a good fit for your project.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My guitar, a pen and paper.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Singing has always been a part of me since I could talk but I started writing and playing guitar when I was 14. I wanted to transform my love of music and songwriting into a career, and knew that I would need to learn the business from the bottom up. To accomplish this goal I graduated from the Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music Program, where I studied Music Business and songwriting. For two years and a half I worked along side Emilio Estefan in Crescent Moon Studios, assisting his team in production and songwriting sessions for top performing artists. Moreover, after graduating, I worked at the Estefan's corporate office in licensing and royalties for the Estefan catalog, where I learned the business of how an artist manages and monetizes his/her work. With this knowledge, I self-released my debut EP “Echoes” in April 2017 consisting of five original songs, which ranked highly on the iTunes Charts (1 Top EPS & Singles, 5 Top Latin Albums, 8 Top Singer/Songwriter Albums) and earned placements on numerous Spotify playlists. Additionally, my song “Por Ti” was awarded as a finalist in the Latin category of the John Lennon Songwriting Competition. At the end of 2017, I performed at Lincoln Center in NYC for the NewSongMusic Contest. To start this new year, I was a part of Destination Okeechobee where I passed the first voting round of over 3,200 artist entrants. The second round consisted of playing in Miami this past February for a chance to perform at Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival and I placed 3rd :)
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Honest, natural, simple, clear, heart-felt, emotional, understanding, real, relevant, relative.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Lennon Stella because I feel like our styles are similar and we could really understand each other well with writing, melodies, etc. Also, Julia Michaels - I would love to see how she collaborates in a session.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: First trust your heart, then trust your ears.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Lyrics, Melodies, Pop, EDM, Country, Latin, Singer-songwriter
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is actually feeling the music and the lyrics.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring feeling to every song I write. I transport myself to what is being expressed.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Lennon Stella, Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter, Grey Music, Maren Morris, Emily Vaughn, Cassie Marin
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I help my clients get over writer's block and help them discover what it is they want to express + new possibilities with melodies and words.