“I grew up in Paris, but both my parents are from Brazil. They’re musicians, so I was always surrounded with artists, dancers, photographers… I was lucky because my parents were always pushing me forward, teaching me about art, taking me to museums. Around 14 or 15, I became interested in playing guitar and writing songs, and trying to find my musical identity.
Photography: Maxim Northover, 2018.
Right now, I’m in the studio, working on my first album, which will be out next year. I wanted to include my Brazilian influences in this project, make it more personal. But my songs are not about personal things. When I write, I want to feel free. It’s a way to escape. My songs are abstract—like poetry or a dream. They don’t address issues or problems I have. They don’t address my transition. I came out as a trans-woman last year to my family and friends. It wasn’t always easy but I feel so much more confident since then. It really felt like a blossoming.I didn’t really feel like I was a trans-person until my teenage years. We didn’t talk a lot about gender identity back in those days, and none of my close friends were queer so I didn’t know how to explain it. I definitely felt lost and confused. I needed to put it in a box, not make too much noise about it. I felt safer that way. But there’s one day when you feel the urge to start living your life the way you want to.
Check out her music here.