From Issue #40
New artist: CHILLA
by Carrie Cai, intern
Hailing all the way from Indonesia, Clara Priscilla—better known to her fans as Cilla—is an up-and-coming singer-songwriter-musician hoping to make her mark in North America.
This 15-year-old has won numerous awards as a pianist, and her song “My Indonesia” instantly became a great hit in her native country. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus, Cilla’s upcoming album will contain elements of pop rock and dance. “It’s really something that you can have fun to and that you can blast in your car,” she says.
On her passion for music, Cilla tells Faze, “For me, music is just something that you can really be honest [about]. You can just [say] anything through songs.”
When she’s not hard at work writing music or playing the piano, she’s just a normal teen playing with her five (yes, five!) dogs, hanging out with friends (who would best describe her as “crazy” and “loud”) and doing homework.
Her three keys to success? Honesty, hard work and faith.