Latin Grammy winner Mariana Vega made her Los Angeles debut at Los Globos Club which welcomed her with an intimate show last week where she performed songs from her renowned album Mi Burbuja.
The Venezuelan singer spoke with LOL before her show at the Hollywood mainstay.
“For me, I feel this is the perfect time to share my music with the people of Los Angeles,” says Vega. “I didn’t have a previous opportunity to perform a show here, but everyone has been so wonderful. This is hopefully the first of many to come.”
The 29-yr-old singer/songwriter is beginning to see the fruits of her hard work, and is in the midst of promoting her latest album Mi Burbuja, for which she wrote all 11 songs, with collaborations from Alex Sergi, Sebastian Schon, Jeronimo Sada, and Cachorro Lopez.
Vega also spoke about her involvement with the album.
“I participated in the composition and went to Argentina to work with Cachorro Lopez for a month and a half,” she says.
“I was able to materialize the ideas in my head, and he’s an incredible producer who was able to give it just the right touch I was looking for. In my songs, I speak about human interactions and relationships I have been a part of and how I perceive my actions. I love psychology and studied that at the University of Toronto, and I apply it to my songwriting.”
Her show featured an acoustic take on songs like “Hablame,” “No Me Queda Nada,” and “Mi Burbuja,” among others. This proved to be the perfect platform for her to showcase her art and talents performing live.
“It’s very important for me to perform live because I love talking to the audience, and telling them a bit about where the songs came from,” she adds. “It makes it easier for them to understand why I wrote them and why. Also that interaction makes the concert much more intimate and a much more enjoyable experience.”
Vega is a fan of composers like Franco De Vita and Julieta Venegas, and hopes to establish herself as a composer for mainstream artists. She already has a head start, as she’s composed regularly for Mexican and Venezuelan cinema.
“I’ve been working on some prospective collaborations with artists like Thalia and Paulina Rubio, and while I don’t know if they will come to fruition, I welcome the challenge of stepping out of my comfort zone and putting myself in other artists’ shoes,” she says.
Finally, she discussed her Latin Grammy win and the effect it has had on her career and life.
“Honestly, it changed everything and nothing at the same time. ‘Nothing’ because it’s just the beginning of my career, and I have so much left to do and so you have to continue to work just as hard. ‘Everything’ because it has opened so many doors and brought so many opportunities, and with it comes promoting tours. We’re about to start touring around South America, and all of it will lead to expanding into other markets,” says Vega.
Mi Burbuja is available on digital platforms in the US and Latin America. For more information, visit www.marianavega.com.