Interview: Brazilian Pop Queen Bellsavvy Opens Up about “Queen of My Mind”

Pop diva Bellsavvy recently performed her hit song, “Queen of My Mind,” at Kensington Royal Palace. Hailed by the international press as “the new fierce diva of 2021,” Bellsavvy has worked with producers like Sky Adams (Doja Cat) and David Lei Brandt (Lady Gaga), along with being featured on BBC Radio 1, BBC Introducing, Zest FM, and RTL.

A native of Brazil, Bellsavvy now resides in London, where she graced the cover of Darkus Magazine, headlined clubs like O2 Academy, and was the major female performer at the Latino Life festival. Right now, Bellsavvy is in the studio laying down tracks for her debut album.

CelebMix caught up with Bellsavvy to find out more about the person behind the music, her influences, and the inspiration for “Queen of My Mind.”

What three things can’t you live without?

Music, traveling, and having the ones I love being close to me.

You recently performed “Queen of my Mind” at the Kensington Royal Palace. What inspired the song?

‘Queen Of My Mind’ is my most open letter- the most intimate song I ever wrote. It is a self-empowering song and it’s for sure the most intimate and personal song I have ever written in my entire career. I put my heart into this song sharing a real-life experience I went through at the very end of my modeling career when I was body-shamed and rejected by the modeling industry once my body started changing shape and size.

That day I lost 10 years of a successful career, I lost my dreams, and with it also lost my self-love. The impact of being massively rejected and body-shamed destroyed me and I ended up having an emotional breakdown that made me start writing ‘Queen Of My Mind’ at that very moment.

It gave me strength to keep going, healing and with time I found myself love back again. I came back stronger, loving and accepting myself, so I decided to share it with the world, to encourage other people that might be struggling with an inner battle with themselves to find their inner strength and stand up for their self-love and self-acceptance to become the “Queen Of Their Minds.” I overcame my inner battles, and I found my self-love so you also can find yours and become “the queen of your own mind.”

You’re in the studio right now working on your debut album. What can you share about the album?

I’m so excited about this album! I’m gonna bring a whole intimate and unique experience to it. I wanna bring my Latin roots together with my dark and edgy pop to tell all of my stories. My goal is to reveal in a very intimate and unique way, my true self and my personal life experiences. I want people to listen to it and feel like they’re in their living room talking to me face to face like they do with their best friends. I want them to get to know me for good. And one secret:  It’s inspired by the butterfly effect theory. That’s what I can tell so far, but I promise I’ll tell you everything when it’s about to be released.

 What’s your songwriting process? Melody first, or lyrics?

I do them simultaneously, it’s crazy. I just have the whole thing in my head in one goal. Of course, when I’m starting to write it, on my voice recordings, you will hear a lot of “nanananas” in the middle that will change to actual words later (hahaha), but 90% of the song comes in melody and lyrics together.

What do you hope your fans/listeners take away with them when they listen to your music?

I hope they feel empowered and reassured about themselves. As I preach about self-empowerment, body positivity, and mental health, I hope I can be the one who is bringing encouragement to my listeners for them to feel stronger, braver, more powerful, hotter, better, about themselves in the mirror, and of course, prouder to be themselves exactly the way they are.

How did you get started in music? What’s the backstory there?

Basically, my mother is the backstory. She’s a singer, so she always pushed me to be involved with art and music, more specifically. I kinda ran from it when I was younger with the big dream of being a supermodel, and after 10 years of modeling, I understood that actually, even being a model, my happiest moments were when I was writing songs and performing with my school rock band. Music was always my best friend, and that’s why I chose it.

Which musicians/vocalists influenced you the most?

Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Amy Lee (Evanescence), and Depeche Mode. They’re my favoritessssss! My absolute inspos.

Which artists in your opinion are killing it right now?

I’m in love with Doja Cat, Dua Lipa is incredible (everybody knows it ofc), Billie Eilish, and Karol G, who is my favorite Diva Latina of the moment.

Do you have a guilty music and/or entertainment pleasure?

Hmmm, I actually have loads of them. I watch my favorite 15–16-year-olds- series to feel like a little teenager again. Vampire Diaries and Pretty Little Liars have been happening a lot in my house hahaha.

Any advice for young female artists just getting started?

Don’t even start it if it’s for you to give up in the end. Don’t give up! Don’t listen to anyone but your heart and follow it till you’ve made it! I believe in you, and you have to believe in yourself too.
Ah, and of course, you don’t need to explain your dreams to people, just prove to them you’re right, by succeeding.

Why do you make music?

Because music is the core of who I am. I couldn’t live without it, and I feel blessed I can share my music with the world and call it my profession. It’s a dream, I couldn’t imagine anything that enlightens my heart more than this.

What can your fans expect in the next six months? New music? Live gigs?

There are loads of gigs coming from January on, there’s my new Bellsavvy phase with loads of new singles and music videos, amazing features with other artists, and of course, the album! You guys can follow up on my Insta, I can’t wait to share it all with you guys!

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Written by Randy

Randy Radic is a Left Coast author and writer. Author of numerous true crime books written under the pen-name of John Lee Brook. Former music contributor at Huff Post.