Eastern European artist Minelli breaks through the global music industry with her unique sound and powerful message of the transformative power of music.
Introducing Minelli, the Romanian artist who has made waves in the global music industry with her unique style and unwavering belief in the transformative power of music. Her latest album, ‘Silver & Gold - Chapter II’ showcases her ability to blend pop, dance, and EDM genres, leaving listeners with an emotional experience. Join in as we explore Minelli's creative process, discuss the challenges of breaking through as an Eastern European artist, and gain insight into her views on mental health and gender representation in the music industry.
Minelli’s creative process for this album was inspired by her love of experimenting with different styles and genres. In her own words, “I love mixing different styles, I feel like this is the best part of creating music”. She wanted to combine uptempo beats with sensitive and catchy melodies and lyrics, incorporating some soul/R&B into her music, which is one of her biggest inspirations. The result is a collection of tracks that blend different genres seamlessly, creating a new and unique sound that is sure to delight fans of pop, dance, and EDM music. While the album is still about feelings, emotions, and moods, it explores a new direction that she hopes will allow listeners to get to know her better. Her unique style and her personal input to each track set her apart from other artists, making her music stand out in a competitive industry.
Minelli's album, 'Silver & Gold - Chapter II', was infused with a new dimension through collaborations with international artists such as Freedo, Yoshi Breen, and Jordan Shaw. Having always dreamed of working with talented individuals from different parts of the world, Minelli was grateful for the opportunity to blend her style and way of writing with theirs, resulting in beautiful tracks that are now making waves worldwide. Despite now collaborating with international artists, being an Eastern European artist in the global music industry has posed its challenges. Minelli acknowledges that breaking through as an artist from an underrepresented region can be difficult, and she believes that Eastern European artists have to work harder to prove their worth.”I think the most important thing for every artist is to be persistent and work hard on developing themselves. They should make music for souls, not just for money. They should get up and keep going, again and again, and again.”
Music has often been used as a platform for activism and social change. While Minelli mainly sings about love, she has some unreleased tracks that point out other topics waiting in the studio. She wants her listeners to experience a mood, to feel something when they listen to her tracks, and she hopes that her music can help people. Her belief in the power of music to change lives is a message that comes through loud and clear in her work. When asked about her experiences as a female musician in the industry since 2006, Minelli stated that she has not personally experienced any discrimination. However, she acknowledges that there is still work to be done. She believes that women today are more free to speak up, pursue their dreams, and do whatever they want. Nevertheless, she acknowledges that this is not the case everywhere in the world, and she hopes to see positive changes in this regard.
Mental health has also become an increasingly important topic in the music industry, and Minelli is aware of the importance of taking care of oneself. She acknowledges that it can be challenging to maintain a healthy work-life balance, but she tries to take breaks when she feels overwhelmed. Relaxing with her kids, travelling, listening to good music, or going out for a good coffee are some of the things that help her to get back on track.
As the music industry continues to evolve, it is important to have more representation and inclusivity, particularly for women and artists from underrepresented regions. Minelli is a prime example of a talented artist who has overcome the obstacles and achieved success, and her advice to aspiring artists is to be persistent and work hard while staying true to oneself. With her unique style and positive message, Minelli is definitely someone to watch out for in the music industry.