Emerging Pop and R&B artist Thalia Falcon is poised to be a big deal in the music industry. Her amazing talents arise from being raised around music, which allowed her to easily become filled with soul and pure talent. Thalia’s Greek and Cuban roots not only instilled a respect and devotion in the family, but dedication that has taken her miles and miles.
Since sprouting her music career, Thalia performed at venues such as at the Kennedy Center and Disney World to name a few. Last year, she teamed up with The Featherstones, who contributed to hits for Kehlani, Chris Brown, and Trey Songz. Furthermore, they worked together countless times until Thalia reached vocal perfection, offering melodic tones will captivate audiences alike. Most recently, Thalia put out her debut single titled “Out Your Life,” which garnered thousands of streams since its release. Check out our interview below.
Walk me through your childhood, what was it like growing up?
I couldn’t have grown up around a more loving and supportive family. My parents always put my brother and I first and made many sacrifices in order to help us succeed. I was always a very busy kid. From the age of three, I was placed into music, acting, gymnastics and dance classes. My entire week was filled with the arts because even then, performing was my favorite thing to do. It didn’t have to be a family gathering for my dad to have his camera out filming. I always wanted to be the center of attention and make people laugh. My favorite thing to do was make up dances and perform them for my family.
Do you recall any moments that shaped who you are today?
My entire childhood and involvement in the arts contributed heavily to my love for performing. Loss in general, whether it was a breakup or losing a loved one, was a giant wake up call for me. In terms of breakups, those are often a blessing in disguise. Losing a love one showed me that each day is never promised. We only have one life and must take advantage of every moment.
Deciding to stay and complete college instead of pursuing, was it an easy choice?
The choice was not as difficult because I still took advantage of all the school had to offer. I knew there were going to be certain tools I could gain that would set me up for the future, such as performing in an Acapella group/dance team and studying public relations. I knew I had to complete college and had to find a way to make the most of it.
As a youth, who were some of your musical influences and why?
Demi Lovato and Tori Kelly were influences during my middle school years. Hearing them riff was intriguing and I immediately wanted to learn. As a child my dad would play various artists around the house like Marc Anthony, Pablo Alboran, and Andrea Bocelli.
How did you initially get into music yourself?
I sang around the house as a kid but the first time I took it upon myself was right before entering high school. I signed up for honors chorus, competed with my group, and ended up having solo performances at my school events. I knew performing would always be a part of my life. I continued in college and here we are!
Before releasing music of your own, you did plenty of covers and some of them went viral. Did that in any way help develop your voice?
Yes! There were certain covers that pushed me vocally. My Shallow cover was the first song I tried belting. I was surprised to hear how far my range could go, little did I know I had (and still have) way more potential. Cry Today Smile Tomorrow taught me the importance of showing feeling through dynamics. I always try to make each cover my own and that inspires my creativity.
Talk to me about “Out Your Life,” what’s the story behind that song?
I was in a relationship that lasted several years and we ended up going our separate ways. At the time, I didn’t see why the breakup needed to happen. The other person didn’t seem to care, after all the effort and time that was put in throughout the years. Sometimes you can give everything in a relationship and it’s not reciprocated. Time has passed and it couldn’t be more clear to me why it had to happen. I can honestly say that the breakup was one of the best things that’s happened to me. When you’re with someone for so long, it’s hard to grow on your own and I needed that more than anything.
When you’re recording music, what drives your creative direction?
I always think about what the song means to me and how it relates to my life. A certain sound, pronunciation, or dynamic is determined on what I feel from the words I’m saying.
How about family and friends, do they play a role in your music?
My family is mainly my support system. Both my dad and brother have experience with singing and writing. They’ll occasionally give me ideas for my covers.
Looking a few years down the line, where would you ideally see yourself?
I want the world to know my name. I don’t just want to be a singer, I want to be a songwriter, entertainer, and entrepreneur. I want to incorporate everything that makes me, Thalia Falcon, into a brand. My love for makeup, fashion, and the arts will all be shown through my makeup & fashion lines. My goal is to go on tour and travel the world. I also want to use my voice to help advocate for mental health.
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