Van Muller is a Melodic Rock singer and performer, originally from Brazil but is currently living and working in New York City. We managed to get hold of Van Muller during the busy July period and we were delighted when she agreed to complete a feature interview for Song Revelation. Read on to discover what music she’s currently listening to, who her musical inspirations are and what she does to relax.
Q: If you could use a tagline of less than 20 words to describe your music and who you are what
I’m Van Muller, Brazilian born, based in NYC, melodic rock is my style, releasing my album ”Find yourself here” this summer.
Q: What is your musical background?
A lot of music from the 1960’s and 70’s Like the Stones , Dylan , Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, and some artists that I found in the 1990’s like Sheryl Crow and Tracy Chapman, The Wallflowers.
Q: How was 2010 for you?
It was an amazing year, but very intense emotionally, I was working on my record, so I really focused on writing songs and becoming a better singer. That required a lot of hard work, but it was all worth it.
Q: Who inspires you musically?
Mick Jagger and Dylan will always inspire me. The first one for his energy on stage, he shines, he’s absolutely unique and the second because he’s a music lover, a writer and it seems to me that he’s really happy when he’s on the road, going from one show to the other, that just shows how much he digs music and he’ll always be this way.
Q: Which modern day artists do you look up to?
Whoever seems to be passionate about music, whoever hits the stage as a real artist, not a product, but someone who’s there for true love.
Q: Is there anyone you would like to collaborate or gig with?
Sure, there are so many people I’d like to work with or share the stage with, it’s hard to drop names though, but I would be more than happy if that happened.
Q: What songs are on your ipod at the moment?
I got a lot of summer songs on my ipod right now, Aerosmith , Led Zeppelin, Norah Jones, The Cranberries, Black Crowes, Stones…
Q: What is your creative process for creating a track?
Life is the most amazing source of inspiration, sometimes people tell me stories, sometimes I experience something that inspires me…
Q: What’s more important, melody or lyrics?
They’re both import, especially in my genre.
Q: Where are you based?
Q: What’s it like being where you’re from?
Being Brazilian is amazing, I’m very proud of where I come from. Beautiful country with the warmest weather and people you’ll ever find.
Q: What are you currently working on?
I’m constantly writing new songs and performing a lot, my band and I are getting ready to go on a West Coast Tour and I’m also releasing my record very soon.
Q: What’s been the highlight of your career to date?
Working with musicians such as Ethan Eubanks (Teddy Thompson, Regina Specktor), Thad Debrock ( Suzanne Vega), Andrew Cherman ( Mariah Carey), Whynot Jansveld ( Harper Blynn), Tim Ries ( Rolling Stones) just to name a few is really overwhelming, those are the highlights of a lifetime to me.
Q: What are you hoping to achieve in 2011?
I hope to establish my name and my career in the US and play as much as I can.
Q: Do you have any gigs or shows that you’d like to tell us about?
My gig in Los Angeles @ Whiskey a go go in July was really fun!
Q: What do you do to relax?
I watch a movie, I practice sports and I hang out with my amazing friends.
Q: Is there anything else you’d like to let our readers know about?
Just would like to remind everyone: Don’t ever give up your dreams:)
Editor’s Note: Van Muller moulds sensuous vocals, edgy rock and artistic flair to produce an appealing and commercial sound.
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