Twist Online : How was start of your music career? Tell us a little about your past.
Miss Chay Bella : I don’t come from a musical family or anything. Actually, it’s just the opposite. My family has always been very traditional and old school, not really a fan of music except for instruments and anti-hiphop. However, I always had an ear for good music. Thank God for changing the cycle in my family! I first learned to play the clarinet and then started professionally recording at age 15 at Triangle Studios in the Bronx.
Twist Online : What do you enjoy more, writing lyrics or singing ?
Miss Chay Bella : Writing’s been my escape for so long, and I definitely enjoy it more. Lyrics can expand across any genre, and I want anyone to relate to what I’m saying through words. Vocals are cool too, especially when you discover different ways to deliver those special lyrics.
Twist Online : Are you inspired by someone in Music Industry?
Miss Chay Bella : Each day I get inspired by those that came before me and paved the way, those that are focusing to make their dream happen, and my competitors who challenge me to be better. Inspiration is fueled daily. That’s important to keep creative juices flowing.
Twist Online : Tell us more about your new mixtape “Permanently On Vacation”?
Miss Chay Bella : It’s a status…a lifestyle…It means looking back on your past and deciding to change it permanently…POV is enjoying life anyway possible, away from stress, away from from small minded people or feeling boxed in or trapped wherever you are. It’s feeling good 24/7, confident, sexy, adventurous and understanding how you feel. It’s going against the grain, exploring mile by mile and never going back. It’s enjoying what you do at work because it doesn’t feel like work. It’s your special place. Everyone wants to be on a permanent vacation.
Twist Online : What kind of music you like? Rap, Hip-hop, Rock ?
Miss Chay Bella : I love all music from Britney Spears, to Linkin Park to Jay-Z.
Twist Online : What is the motivation behind your work?
Miss Chay Bella : God, my family, friends, and my inner spirit that tells me I deserve it (which is God again).
Twist Online : Are you working on any new project? When it will be released?
Miss Chay Bella : Yeah, a few more this summer. A solo project and collaborative projects.
Twist Online : Do you work according to your plans?
Miss Chay Bella : Man plans, but God (un)plans. I try my best to stick to concrete plans, but nothing is ever concrete! There’s twists and turns. I prefer to be spontaneous, but deadlines wouldn’t get met and nothing would get done. But sure, I’ll make plans.
Twist Online : How can your fans follow you?
Miss Chay Bella : You can join the interactive BellaNation family on Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat @MissChayBella! I’m ready to interact with you. 🙂 Also stay updated at MissChayBella.com