Berto is a New Jersey based singer and songwriter. Currently he is writing songs to drop in near future and he will be surely releasing his debut album or mixtape soon. We had a chat with him about his plans for music releases, his passion for music and other such things you must be interested to know about an upcoming artist.
Twist Online : Please introduce yourself to our readers.
Berto : Hey, my name is Berto and I’m a singer/songwriter. I have been writing music at a young age and I just love doing it. I’m from New Jersey born and raised. I’m hoping one day to make this a career and do it for the rest of my life.
Twist Online : Who or what inspired you to get into music industry?
Berto : I’ve always loved music but I would have to say what really gave me the push on persuing it was my first performance infront of an audience. It was at my middle school I was performing at the talent show for the first time. I was extremely nervous to go up on stage. What helped a little was that I was performing with my brother and a good friend of mine. We were performing “Forever” by drake and I was singing eminem’s verse. When I had step on that stage for the first time I still remember the emotions running through my body, but all the nerves went out the door when I got on and I heard the crowd cheering and after that I just performed and it was amazing. Just to hear the reaction of the crowd when it was all over was priceless. At that moment I was like I could see myself doing this. Later on in my life I started performing my music and the songs that I did and people loved them. I had people after my shows tell me that really liked the songs and my performances. But it was my first performance that really started it all up for me.
Twist Online : Tell us about your recent release?
Berto : Right now I’m just writing songs and recording them so they can be dropped on my soundcloud. I haven’t released any mixtapes or albums yet. I’m waiting for the right time to start dropping them.
Twist Online : What do you enjoy more performing on stage or working in studios?
Berto : I would have to say performing on stage just because it’s such an incredible feeling hearing the fans and seeing them cheer and dance its incredible. It’s even more incredible when they are singing your song. The majority of the people I perform to don’t really know my music yet, but some of them that I see try to sing the chorus and I think so awesome.
Twist Online : Are you influenced by any particular music genre?
Berto : I love all types of genres. My family is Colombian so they have me listening to all types of music.
I like singing different genres. There is no one genre that really influences me the most. I like hip-hop, rap, salsa, bachata, country and many more. I guess if you were to put me in a genre I’d be a pop artist but I love many of them.
Twist Online : Have you set some goals to achieve as a music artist?
Berto : I plan to pass many artist if not all of them. I hope that doesn’t come out cocky but its true. I want to be better then the next. Artist that I’ve seen idolized and really enjoyed listening to are Ed Sheeran, Drake, and a Spanish singer Romeo Santos. I love how Drake always knows how to drop hits and be on the top charts. That is something I plan to do in the future and I love his music. With Ed and Romeo, I just simply love their music. I love the way they write and compose all their tracks. They are all geniuses when it comes to music and those are the artist that I idolize.
Twist Online : Are you working on any new project?
Berto : I have enough songs to drop an album, but I’m waiting for the right time to do so. I plan on just dropping tracks and doing remixes to other songs and seeing the reaction and feedback of people. As of right now, we are currently preparing my debut Album to take the industry by storm