RONAVELLA

Alternative R&B artist Ronavella offers her fans something fresh and fearless as she takes creative control, writing and producing her music. Taking inspiration from metal groups such as Letlive and The Architects to R&B legends Usher and Alicia Keys, she is undoubtedly carving her own lane to success channelling her smooth seductive sound, raw vocals and deep emotions through her music. 

The rising songstress chats with Projext Liquid about her latest single 'Mind Made Up' produced by Anton Joseph and the highs and lows of releasing music in a pandemic. 

Listen to 'Mind Made Up' below

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Where do you get your inspiration from?

It’s always what I’m feeling at the time, it has to be something that’s driving me because I can’t write music unless I’m really passionate about something. 

 

What got you into music?

I’ve always done music. I started playing the flute when I was really young, then got into dance. From there I went into fashion for a bit then came back to music, so I’ve always done things music related. Both my parents love music, they’re not musical at all but they love rock and then my school friends listened to R&B and Hip Hop hence, my mash up of look and sound. 

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What is you new single about?

It’s called ‘Mind Made Up’ and its literally about that. It was written when I was unsure about what I wanted to do about a certain situation with someone. Then the moment when you just decide I’m not going to sit here and dwell on this any longer so it’s a self-empowerment song.

What was the creative process like?

This is definitely my favourite song I have released so far. It’s probably one of the best ones I’ve written so far. I literally wrote it in half an hour, it just came and that never happens. Usually, I’d be thinking about the lyrics and making tweaks but for this song I was just in bed. I’ve never been in an actual studio for it, I engineer my own stuff so this was all done from my room. 

And your style and sound are completely different

Everyone thinks I do rock. It’s quite interesting when people are expecting one thing to come out of me and then it a completely different sound. It’s like “oh wait that’s actually quite cool” but I think there are less females doing it now, there are males doing it like Trippy Red and Travis Scott and back in the day you had Aaliyah, she had a bit of a rocky style but it’s not so common in females now. It’s just something that has always come naturally to me. 

What gets you going on stage?

I have the worse stage fright, it’s the weirdest thing because I get such bad withdrawals from being on stage, I love being on stage more than anything but because of how much I love it I get so nervous because I don’t want to mess it up. Before I get on stage I can’t talk to anyone, I’m in my zone but once I’m on stage it's different it’s just adrenaline.

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And your style and sound are completely different

Everyone thinks I do rock. It’s quite interesting when people are expecting one thing to come out of me and then it a completely different sound. It’s like “Oh wait that’s actually quite cool” but I think there are less females doing it now, there are males doing it like Trippy Red and Travis Scott and back in the day you had Aaliyah, she had a bit of a rocky style but it’s not so common in females now. It’s just something that has always come naturally to me. 

What gets you going on stage?

I have the worse stage fright, it’s the weirdest thing because I get such bad withdrawals from being on stage, I love being on stage more than anything but because of how much I love it I get so nervous because I don’t want to mess it up. Before I get on stage I can’t talk to anyone, I’m in my zone but once I’m on stage it's different it’s just adrenaline.

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Artist: Ronavella
Photography by: Michael Sheller