Mixing introspective lyrics, social commentary with addictive party life rhythms, I immediately took a second listen and look at New Yorker TECLA’s latest album, We Are the Lucky Ones. Peeping her second full-length record reminded me of home (my frenzied, blended diverse city and its island connections, that is). Attracting attention with songs like “Tragic Mulatto” and “Money”, the rave reviews flooded in. After putting several tracks on repeat, it was my mission to connect with this piano prodigy, producer and performer. Drawing descriptions such as “The Rocktronica Black Cinderella” and “SWV on acid”, you’d easily want to, too.
Eager to speak with TECLA as I suspected we had a lot in common (we did), we connected about her latest album, her Haitian and Italian ethnic background, storied past, piano childhood natural ability and rock/rap dream fests. Watch the videos, check out the interview soundclips and follow TECLA on Facebook and Twitter !