We had the good fortune of connecting with Bianca Zalez and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Bianca, we’d love to start by asking you about lessons learned. Is there a lesson you can share with us?
The most important lesson that my career has taught me is to unwaveringly believe in myself and believe in what I am capable of accomplishing. You can’t go into a new career or business venture only half believing in making it. Since there may be plenty of instances in which you may second guess yourself because of the challenges, you have that strong belief which helps you to push harder and keep going.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m a singer who grew up in the Lower East side of New York City. I didn’t have the luxury of going to fancy music schools but knew very early on that I wanted to be a singer. I tried to get away with watching tons of TV including music videos from people like Michael Jackson and would even try to use my living room to create a stage. I spent a lot of time at home trying to get creative in different ways. This included poetry, writing songs and creating dances. I think this helped to facilitate a rewarding creative process. I have always felt like as a Latina, as a curly girl, and as a passionate singer and performer, I have felt that I have some thing that I really want to share with the world. Creating music that speaks to people, developing songs that can be fun and also convey honest feelings. On top of that, giving everyone an incredible visual performance and truly entertaining the world. There’s nothing more rewarding and meaningful to me than to entertain the world. Especially since life is hard for many. I don’t think I’ve come across artists that look or sound like me. Perhaps I can be that to someone else. I love what I do and I love the possibilities of how this can be used to spread some genuine positivity, encouragement and fun!

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
If it’s warm out, we will definitely head to Pops seafood shack and grill near Long Beach for some palm trees, piña colada‘s and wings. It’s a restaurant with a cool beach vibe. I’d also want to hang at the beaches in the north shore where the waters are super calm. We’d take a boxing class for a workout and a Pilates class. I also love the steep hiking trails in different parts of Long Island. For sure we would go to one of the best Cuban food spots called El Rincon Criollo and head out to Broadway mall for some billiards, arcade games and drinks.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I have to thank God for the amazing opportunities that I’ve been blessed with and the strength to keep going. . I’d like to thank everyone involved in the girl group I was in previously, Tiffany Affair which helped me to start out as a young singer. An experience being an artist. I have to thank my family and my dear friends for their incredible support of me and my love for music. I also have to give a shout out to the love of my life Ricky Who is constantly encouraging me when I struggle and supports me in taking leaps to pursue my dreams.

Instagram: @Bianca.zalez

Facebook: Facebook.com/Lyricalbianca

Youtube: YouTube.con/biancasmusic

Other: Tiktok: @Bianca.zalez

Image Credits
Remington Jay photography Werkhaus photography

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