Today we’d like to introduce you to Pscila.
Pscila, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
Growing up, I always loved music. I’m not sure where I got it from exactly, as nobody in my family had a musical background prior to me, but I remember that my father always loved to sing and we would always sing our favorite songs at the top of our lungs in the car. These were some of my happiest moments as a child.
At around eight years old, I picked up a guitar for the first time and started writing my own songs. I fell in love with creating music at this point in time. I’d write songs and poetry but was always hesitant to show my originals to anyone – I kept them safe in a binder. I would practice guitar for hours though. I’d pick up different guitar chord books from my favorite artists and learn how to play and sing their songs.
I started performing around nine years old anywhere I could. I performed at church, friend’s birthday parties, with the city choir, and in musicals.
Fast forward ten years later and I moved out to Los Angeles, CA from San Diego, CA at 19 years old on a whim to pursue my passion as an artist.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Smooth is not how I would describe this road. I’d say it’s been transformative. Choosing to pursue my passion, especially when it’s related to the arts and doesn’t really involve traditional college, medical school, law school, or sports, which was very much the standard where I spent my adolescence, is the best thing I’ve ever done for my growth as a person, but it’s also been extremely trying and difficult a lot of the time.
Still being a teenager, I left behind friends who were having the time of their life partying it up in college living in dorms to go live in a completely new city where I knew nobody, work hard, and try to make something of myself- that was extremely hard at times. Peer pressure and FOMO (fear of missing out) is a real thing, and when you see your best friends and other people who you were surrounded by for so long going to Coachella and every festival possible throughout the year while you’re putting all your money towards rent and marketing yourself so you can be on that stage one day has not been easy. This path was extremely lonely in the beginning, but as time went on, I began to attract likeminded people into my life who revitalized my drive and made me even more passionate than ever about what I’m doing. My closest friends in Los Angeles are people who inspire me. They’re artists, producers, engineers, and entrepreneurs, going against the grain and immersing themselves into their god-given talents just like me. I feel like it took me letting go of the past and losing some to gain more than I ever could have imagined.
Today, I stand strong in who I am and know that this path is one that I’m built for. I wouldn’t do things any differently. Seeing all the support from people I’ve never even met and my growth as an artist in such a short amount of time has reassured me that I’m in alignment with my ultimate purpose because at the end of the day, I believe that it’s always bigger than me. I just have to do my part, and this is mine.
We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I’m an R&B Singer/Songwriter.
My music is intended to be authentic, relatable, and honest.
Listening to music has healed me so many times in my life, and I want the music that I create to have that same effect on its listeners. It’s always been crazy to me how so many people in the world can relate to one song. It goes to show how we’re all just human, feeling the same emotions, going through the same things. And even if we prefer not to talk about it, we can always express ourselves in a song, whether that’s by creating it or listening to it.
Sometimes hearing a song that relates to your situation or feelings so well that you feel just a little less alone is all you need to keep it pushing. That’s why I take pride in keeping my music as vulnerable and honest as possible.
What were you like growing up?
Growing up, I was extremely active, both physically and mentally. Borderline restless, like I always felt I needed to be doing something, whether it was daydreaming or acting out my daydreams. Writing was always my favorite subject in school. Poetry was my favorite form. Dancing and gymnastics were my favorite ways to stay active- both involving music.
Honestly, after listing these things, I realize I haven’t grown up all that much in this sense. I still am this way. I’m not the homebody stereotype. Even though I am at home a lot, it’s because I’m constantly making music, writing poetry, and planning things. Staying active outside of the house regularly helps me balance out the deep and heavy energy I can carry with me sometimes due to immersing myself in my feelings and emotions to write and create music.
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