Our #WCW is a 22yr old Queen with a beautiful aura – Alora. I came across her a few weeks ago and her performance caught my attention. It was only fair to share her vibe with the rest of you. Thank me later…
Babygirl! Thanks for taking some time to share your vibes with us… tell us, what age did you get into music?
I got into music at the age of 20. I was in my final year at university and decided to write my first project (Second Decade) which I released a year after that (aged 21).
Why do you do the style of music you do?
The music I make is a reflection of who I am and where I have been (my journey). It is like a melodic journal to me, every song is a new entry.
Melodic journal… you know that spoke to my poetic core! Yaaasss hunni! So who or what inspires you?
I am inspired by everything around me but also internal things, the way I think feel and also my spirituality.
*sigh* Speaking my language girl! Keep talking! How did you come up with your artist name and what does it stand for?
“Alora” is another African name of mine which means “my dreams” but there are so many other interpretations from other cultures like “Gods light” which is the Latin meaning.
That is beautiful! Seriously! My name (Rochelle) is French and means “little rock” *eye roll* nowhere near as meaningful lol
Meh! Moving on... List of all your previous work right up to press so the readers can go pree your earlier thaaangs!
Since the release of the “Second Decade” I have been performing all around London; Shoreditch Dalston, Hackney Empire, Black Magic Awards. All of which I have enjoyed very much and in turn has made me grow as an artist.
Love, love, LOVE that!
Which project are you most proud of and why?
I am most proud of ‘Back and Forth’ (from Second Decade) – it is my favourite entry so far and still I listen to it like I didn’t write it.
That is dope that you said that! There have been times I have read over my own poetry and been like “nah this is deep!” and sometimes I wonder if I should applaud myself but the truth is – you gotta be your own biggest fan!
Any future projects?
I am currently recording my new project and looking to drop something new this year.
Looking forward to it! Drop a list of radio shows / podcasts / big events you have been part of…
The Beat 99.9, Pulse Radio, New Wave Order.
Any other talents that people may know you for?
Before music I was acting in theatre productions, acting is something I definitely want to explore again.
Do you know what? After seeing you perform I can totally see the acting element. You are quite expressive…
How about a random or fun fact about you?!
Fun fact: I dislike with all my heart – custard creams!
Naaah! I wanna ask why but then I dunno if I will look at you different once I know the reason lol if you said bourbons or digestives, I’d gedit!
Laaawd, right… I gotta shake off that extreme randomness now lol any positive affirmations you personally live by or just something you wish to express to your supporters / anyone reading?
If you want it, go get it!
Aaw thank you Babygirl! Love you too, it’s been a pleasure!
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