INTRO BY SERA SNYDER
INTERVIEW BY CAMI LIBERTY
Multi-talented musician Reinaldo Zavarce, better known as “PECHE,” has just recently released his first single as a solo artist. His single “FOOL” is a leaving note from his musical group of ISA TKM and has two new singles expected to be out early 2018. Best known for his starring role as Alex in the hit Nickelodeon Latin America/Sony Pictures/MTV Tr3s drama series ISA TKM, PECHE has decided to strike up a career in the music industry and he has big things lying ahead for him! Check out more about PECHE in the interview below.
What first inspired you to pursue music?
"Michael Jackson all the way! I remember when I was a little kid and I would listen to his albums and prepare performances for my family at the family reunions. I think it was his passion for music, performance and vocal accuracy that inspired me to pursue music."
What would you say is the biggest difference between being a solo artist and being in a group?
"Decisions are made faster because it's just me, but at the same time, it's only me making the right or wrong decision. It's on me whatever the outcome is. Especially because I'm doing the whole project on my own.
I created my own record label, publishing company, production house and partnered with a couple of different producers to be able to be self-sufficient. Just like a label is with their artist.
So, it's more work but the satisfaction is great!"
You recently released your first single as a solo artist, FOOL. How did you choose that to be your first single?
"After listening to all of my songs 100 times, I thought this one captured a perfect transition from who I was and to who I am now, without being too aggressive. FOOL is a song that talks about love in an adult way. With real problems, fear, but in the end, it's a love song."
Can you tell us a little about the inspiration behind FOOL?
"FOOL talks about a girl that is afraid to fall in love with me because she thinks I will break her heart. And at the time that I wrote the song, I didn't really have anyone in mind that I could picture this situation with, so I projected what would happen if that situation happened with a friend of mine, and then the lyrics started to appear on the paper. Funny enough, months after I wrote the song...the situation is happening to me right now!"
Do you prefer the writing or recording process more?
"I love both. I love writing because I usually do it on my own, when I'm inspired, so it's a great time, period. But I also love recording because recording itself is inspiring! So... there you go :)"
What would you say is your number one future goal as an artist?
"I don't have an artist that is a goal for me to follow. I think I have a very particular path, but I really like blackbear because he makes music because he wants to. He doesn't follow rules, and his heart and vision is in his songs. I'm doing that and I wanna keep doing it no matter at what level I'm at, because I think we have to be mainstream if we wanna feed our pockets but real if we wanna feed our heart. And I think it's possible to find that balance."
You also are looking to release two other new singles early this year. What can you tell us about those songs?
"I'm gonna release a song with a really known Indonesian artist, I can't say her name right now but she's blowing up over there and we created a very magical song that I can't wait to share.
I also have a song I did with a rapper from California! His name is Mike Slice and the song has Spanish and English! Can't say the name of the song yet either, but I can tell you this is my favorite song so far!"
Aside from the two new singles, is there anything else that we can expect from you in the near future?
"Lots of music! I'm preparing my album and my way to The Grammys! Fingers crossed!"