Tuesday, June 21, 2022

“Need Your Love" by Raquel & The Wildflowers (June 17, 2022 Release)

"Need Your Love" is the latest single from the fantastic group Raquel & The Wildflowers! 

You need to find this song and listen to it, right away! You won't regret it. 

What can you expect from the song? I'm glad you asked. From the band, "Raquel wrote the song during quarantine from listening to a lot of her favorite country and southern rock artists. Raquel is a first generation American. Her parents are from Brazil. [She] wanted to incorporate Brazilian country music lyric writing into American Country Music. Brazilian country music is very poetic, and since [she] grew up being in plays [she] wanted to channel that inner Brazilian Shakespeare in [her] American country music lyric writing."

It definitely worked. The music and the melody have a fluidity that was unexpected. If that's the Brazilian country showing through, I'm a huge fan. (Whatever it is, I'm a huge fan.)


You'll be able to find “Need Your Love" just about everywhere you usually get your music like Apple or Spotify! So, there's no reason why you won't be able track it down…which I highly suggest you do. 

Right now!

Monday, June 20, 2022

Gilmarie Villanueva Visits Section 36 Music!

Section 36 Music has another visitor! Gilmarie Villanueva is an amazing singer fresh off the release of her EP "Vivir De Verdad
". I was so excited she was willing to visit with us and discuss her music, future goals, and more. I’m sure you’ll love everything she has to say. Because of her larger Spanish speaking fanbase, she was nice enough to answer the questions in both English and Spanish for us. 

So, let's see what happens when Gilmarie Villanueva visits Section 36 Music!

I absolutely loved your recent EP, “Vivir De Verdad”. What can you tell me about it?

This EP is very special to me because each song has a very personal meaning. For example I wrote "Me La Dedico A MI" back in 2017 but I had not released it because this song presented a very vulnerable side of me. This year I finally decided that I was ready to share "Me La Dedico a Mi" with the world and that I wanted it to be part of my EP "Vivir de Verdad". 

Este EP es muy especial para mí, ya que cada canción presenta situaciones muy personales de mi vida. Por ejemplo, escribí "Me La Dedico A MI" en el 2017 pero no la había lanzado porque temía a ser juzgada al presentar mi vulnerabilidad. Este año finalmente decidí que estaba lista para compartir "Me La Dedico a Mi" con el mundo y la añadí a mi EP "Vivir de Verdad".

What did you enjoy most about the recording process?

What I enjoyed the most about this EP was the creative/pre-production process. Most of the people that helped me produce and compose my EP were either friends or family. I will never forget the long hours we spent all together in the studio.

Lo que más disfruté de este EP fue el proceso creativo. La mayoría de las personas que me ayudaron a producir y componer mi EP eran amigos o familiares. Nunca olvidaré las largas horas que pasamos todos juntos en el estudio. Realmente la pasé increíble. 

You are a graduate of Berklee College of Music. What’s the biggest thing Berklee did for your career?

In Berklee I met some of the most important integrants of my team. 

En Berklee conocí a algunos de los integrantes más importantes de mi equipo de trabajo.

Who or what would you consider your biggest musical influences?

My biggest musical influences come from Latin music and R&B. I have always loved listening to salsa, latin jazz, reguetón, but I also love R&B.  

Mis mayores influencias musicales provienen de la música latina y el R&B. Siempre me ha gustado escuchar salsa, latin jazz, reguetón, pero también me encanta el R&B.

What would you say is your biggest career challenge?

My biggest career challenge has been funding my career and finding investors. 

Mi mayor desafío profesional ha sido financiar mi carrera y encontrar inversionistas dispuestos a invertir en mis proyectos. 

What are your immediate career goals?

I really want to start touring soon. I have some fans all over Latin America that I would love to meet some day and sing for them.

Tengo muchas ganas de irme de tour pronto. Tengo fans en Latinoamérica que me encantaría conocer algún día y cantar para ellos.


I think a tour would be a wonderful idea!

As always, I want to thank Gilmarie for visiting, and for sending along the pictures to accompany the interview.

I'm sure you’ll all want to follow along with her to see what she's up to. The best way to do that is probably to follow her on Instagram and/or Spotify. In fact, go do both of those right now! 

You can also check out her Section 36 Music page. It's a perfect way to enjoy everything she has to offer all in one place.

Thanks again Gilmarie, and good luck reaching your goals!