Art and music are basic human functions. Humankind and art cannot function without one another. We have the burning desire to create, whatever it may be and however tiny or grand. The interaction with sound is unavoidable, either to make it or take pleasure in it. People have always found significant music in their lives, whether for enjoyment in listening, the emotional response, performing, or creating.
In fact, music creates social cohesion, it speaks to all when words can fail and wherever we go in the world, it is understood. Music is a universal gift and its power to connect people is without question. It is an art form with human interaction at its center.
In that sense, Carla Merchant is a successful indie-pop singer-songwriter born and raised in Mexico City. Carla started writing songs in both English and Spanish when she was 12 years old, and she hasn’t stopped since! To date, she has written over 400 songs and independently released an EP, a series of singles and collaborations, as well as her new album called “Yo Soy”.
“This record is a journey from the deepest darkness of emotions to finding light in life itself by accepting and loving who you are. It consists of eleven songs which explore a broad combination of sounds and genres, going from indie-folk and acoustic pop to up-tempo, ballads, electronic and alternative sounds”, Carla explains.
What mainly characterizes her as an artist is that Carla is constantly evolving and pursuing something new, both creatively and personally. She is also a really independent, passionate person who directly supervises every aspect of her artistic career, from writing, recording, producing and promoting her songs, to creating videos, online content, getting in touch with brands and much more!
“I was inspired to get into this industry by the need to communicate my most authentic self through my art and the profound desire to make a difference in the way things are handled within the entertainment business worldwide”, she adds.
Carla’s lyrics come from a brutally raw and honest place, free from any aspiration of flawlessness or perfection. In fact, her voice is full of life, it captures everything that moves her in the most profound ways, whether that be joy and love or despair and anguish. As she says her music offers a safe space for the listener, free of judgment, open to all ears!
Currently, her songs have millions of views, Carla has toured both in Mexico and abroad with great success, which has led her to position herself as a leading emerging artist in her industry! What’s more, she is constantly published in the media and has collaborated with relevant personalities such as Eduardo Cabra (Calle 13), Juan Solo, Claudia Brant and many more.
“The most beautiful gift I´ve received during my journey has been exploring life through my songs, embracing the heart and soul of music and being able to connect with so many people because of it. I’m eager to share my songs with you and I´m looking forward to hearing what you have to say about them”, Carla shares.
She has big goals and plans for 2023 and she’s currently working on releasing a new series of singles this year. The first one, called “Los Finales”, is a song about forgiveness and facing endings with gratitude, which is about to come out! Carla is also planning on touring around Mexico and abroad. In addition, she is going to be releasing her album “Yo Soy” in a physical format with worldwide shipments very soon!
To find out more about her work, follow her on Instagram here. You can also listen to her music here!