Wednesday Q&A: Hellena
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The first time I featured singer/songwriter Héllena back in December, I was deeply impressed with the powerful lyrics she dropped on us with her single ‘Don’t Change‘. And now she’s back with the equally powerful follow up ‘Dream Big‘!

I was fortunate of getting a sneaky-peek copy last month and after listening to it for a couple of times, the only thing that kept running through my mind was, she’s right! Life is too damn short, it is over before you know it! So why don’t we all dream big, work hard and make it happen?

Let me quote one of the biggest radio personalities in the US, one who I’ve been looking up to since I started as a baby DJ, Scott Shannon: ‘If you’re willing to work hard enough, you’ll accomplish whatever the hell you want to. All you really need is focus and determination; the rest is up to you.’

But it does all start with just one thing, so I figured it was about time to ask Héllena how important it is to ‘Dream Big‘:

The Dutch Guy (TDG): Can I borrow 20 bucks?

Héllena: Hmmmm, depends what you want them for! I don’t trust you, hahaha!…

TDG: When you looked into the mirror this morning, what was your first thought?

Héllena: Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?…

TDG: Can you describe yourself in one sentence?

Héllena: Crazy, sensitive, stubborn, difficult, dreamer…

TDG: What are your roots?

Héllena: Greek…

TDG: How long have you been working on ‘Dream Big‘?

Héllena: I lost count actually. I wrote it couple of years ago and then I started working on it again with the band for a few months. It took a while to come up with this result…

TDG: How would you describe your sound?

Héllena: I create a Soul/R&B style of music and then Stereo Mike brings his beats. The live band brings the rocky sound, so I describe it as unique and modern…

TDG: What’s involved in your songwriting process?

Héllena: A pen, a paper, a piano and a glass of wine sometimes…

TDG: Which aspect did you enjoy the most while working on ‘Dream Big‘?

Héllena: Well, I loved it when Stereo Mike and myself looked at each other while listening to the song and realised that it was ready to fly…

TDG: Who or what inspires you the most?

Héllena: Music…

TDG: How important is connecting with fans for you? What kind of connection do you have or do you like to have with them?

Héllena: It is the most important thing. My Héllraisers (that’s their name) are my 2nd family. They support me unconditionally and I’m always there with/for them through my music…

TDG: And social media is a big help in your opinion?

Héllena: Huge! If Facebook, Twitter and that kind of stuff weren’t here yet, I wouldn’t be able to be as much in contact with my Héllraisers as I am now!…

TDG: What do you do to stand out from all the rest on social media?

Héllena: I am not trying to stand out in no way. I’m just being myself. Whoever likes me and my music, is welcome to come on board. Whoever doesn’t, then I don’t mind. It’s better to try and find a songwriter/artist you really like…

TDG: What is the biggest misconception people have about you?

Héllena: Hmmmm, I don’t know. Probably that I’m talented and a cute girl? LoL!…

TDG: Who is currently on repeat on your iPod or Spotify list?

Héllena: I like listening to ZZ Ward lately…

TDG: What’s the best piece of advice you ever got when you started out and you think it would help other aspiring artists/bands?

Héllena: “Héllena, don’t get into this business, it’s gonna drive you mad”. And it has! But I love it! Life is too short, enjoy it! Do whatever makes you happy…

TDG: We’re 5 months into 2014, you just dropped ‘Dream Big‘, but what do you have in store for us this year?

Héllena: Well, maybe another single after ‘Dream Big‘ and the album too, who knows? Keep in touch in order to find out!

TDG: Got any last words of wisdom you wanna lay down on us before we wrap this up?

Héllena: Words of wisdom? Not really, but I have some words from the heart I wanna say.

My next single ‘Dream Big‘ is a song that helped me get on with difficult situations. I love it so very much and I hope it will help you as much as it helped me. I’m pretty sure everyone can relate. Give it a chance, have a listen and I don’t think you’ll regret it…

Check in with Héllena on:
Twitter: @HelenaMicy
Facebook: /TheArtistHeLLena
Website: hellenaofficial.com
Bandcamp: Héllena’s single ‘Dream Big’

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