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NAS 10 Questions with Soledad Sonora


This time, we get to know Soledad Sonora, AKA Cristian Camacho, a singer-songwriter currently based in Sicily, Italy.

The track "Bill & Scarlett " is featured in the New Artist Spotlight Family of Playlists.


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1. Tell us a little about where you are from and what you are currently doing.

I am a Spanish-Argentine musician

Currently based in Sicily, Italy. Triangulating between Buenos Aires, Madrid and Sicily. I divide my time between composing and performing all my musical material and my job as an employee.


2. What inspired you to start playing and making music?

I've been playing music since I was very little, I played. I think that listening to musical beasts of all kinds of genres inspired me to want to create and compose. I played bass in the beginning, also drums until I decided to play guitar. We used to raise money during the week with my first band, to buy a chrome tape cassette at the weekend, so we could have more quality in the recording of our rehearsals. Nice memories.



𝟯. Who are your biggest influences?

The Beatles

Jeff Buckley

Leonard Cohen

Nick cave

Bob Dylan

PinkFloyd

Radiohead

I want to do a section with Jeff Buckley, I think alternative rock, a bit of grunge from the early 90s, they remind Jeff. From Sound Garden, through Pearl Jam to Radiohead in its beginnings.



4. What are your goals in the music industry?

My main goals are to be able to have more size and logistics for live performances.

For me the most important thing in music is to feed off the rhythm of the audience.

Without that warmth, without that real tasting of your art, everything becomes too automated. It's like going to the office and creating and publishing things in industrial quantities. For me it goes beyond that.

When 100 people come to a pub to see you they are not an algorithm. They're souls enjoying what you're offering. That's the essence I'm looking for as an artist.


5. Tell us about your creative process when you make new music.

I don't have a specific routine.

Sometimes I'm working, or in the car and phrases or melodies come to mind. I have to stop for a minute and write them down or use the voice recorder so I don't lose them. Hehe.

Based on that I start to work. I think the song is actually complete in my head. That makes it a bit easier for me sometimes, but sometimes the opposite is true. Sometimes I can't find the code to capture the original map of that primordial harmony.

6. What is your all-time favorite song?

speak to me / breathe by Pink Floyd. Although I would like to make an exception and include The Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety. It was an album that fractured my perception once I heard it. There was a before and after.



7. What is the best advice you have either given or received in terms of music?

I don't know if it's advice as such.

I sometimes use as an example what happens to me with the music I make. I think that every creation has the peculiarity of speaking and transmitting a certain vibration on a personal level, but only sincere songs have that capacity, songs created to make money don't have that power, they are empty, inert. The power of transmission that musical sincerity gives takes it to another level. It makes it eternal.


8. Proudest accomplishment?

To open the "For Artists" app and know that my music is going far. To know that I'm doing things right. That my songs are sincere. Knowing that each new creation makes me see that with the previous one I could have given another turn of the screw, but with the security of understanding that that song, at that moment represents one more gear, a fundamental piece of the whole, that I am still growing, learning with my ego under control. I think this is my greatest achievement



9. Just for fun! What's been your most embarrassing moment so far?

In my first job, doing preoccupational work before signing the contract, together with my future colleagues. When we got back we went down to the subway, when we got to the platform the train was there with its doors open. I ran so as not to miss it, no one followed me. A second later the doors closed and I slowly walked away leaving my colleagues behind, not the best first impression. ....felt like a....lol


𝟭0. Tell us about your lowest and highest points in music so far.

I think my lowest point is not having the best material on the market to make my music. My highest point is to move forward with everything in spite of it.





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AgingTeenIdol
AgingTeenIdol
Nov 07, 2023

Good to get to know some more about you! I also like Pink Floyd. My favorite is Atom Heart Mother suite. Looking forward to hearing more of your music.

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Randolph Brown
Randolph Brown
Oct 30, 2023

"my lowest point is not having the best material on the market to make my music. My highest point is to move forward with everything in spite of it"


Amen! We have all been there, some still going through it but we keep moving forward

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Ash Ramus
Ash Ramus
Oct 29, 2023

Thanks for interesting interview and good music!🎸

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Yessss I love his view of music as a energetic force like an imprint that has our vibrational imprint in it. Also knowing you could have done a song better but that represents the expression at that time but you're forever improving (hopefully)

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Edward Corrado
Edward Corrado
Oct 28, 2023

We have a lot of the same influences. Can't wait to hear your music!

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