Interview with MAJO (Back& Forth)

Chances are that you’re not yet familiar with Paraguayan rising starlet MAJO, whose been busy preparing the release of her new EP, which should be out in December… Fear not, for we got the juice (as always)!

We thought we’d give you guys a cheeky look into the talented singer-songwriter’s world with a quick interview, as she prepares to embark on a whole new journey with the imminent release of her latest EP, which we know it’s going to be amazing:

So tell us… who is MAJO?

MAJO is a singer/songwriter born and raised in Asuncion, Paraguay. Attended Berklee College of Music in Boston and graduated with a bachelor degree in Performance. Her music is Pop with influences from styles such as R&B, Soul, Rock, electronic and others. She’s currently in New York recording and writing songs and performing around the city, released a single in May and planning on releasing a new single very soon and a whole EP in December.

At what point did you decide that you wanted to be a singer and what influenced you?

Since I was little, I would sing songs my mom played and learn the lyrics. I would say I’ve always wanted to be a singer, I got into the choir when I was 9 years old and recorded four Christmas albums. I would watch MTV, and all of those artists and think that I wanted to be like them. I got into drama too and the last three years in high school did choir again and decided to try the summer program at berklee, the rest is history since I fell in love with Berklee and Boston.

Tell us a bit more about your creative process. What inspires you to write?

I would say that anything could inspire me, but it’s usually love that inspires me the most. I would sit on my piano or grab the guitar and start playing a chord progression and then start singing over it. Depending on what I’m going through at the moment I would write about that.

What was the most nerve racking moment you faced as a musician so far?

Forgetting the lyrics, the worst so far.

 If you could have a super power, what would it be and why?

To read other people’s minds.

 What advice would you give to a 13 year old MAJO?

To not be afraid, to just be myself and not be scared of what other people think or do, because I was always overthinking about what other people thought. to just let it go and be confident!

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