This new artist is already proving to be more than a typical singer. By already building a following putting covers and original music on Youtube, Bianca also an actress. Besides being in a few shorts, she appeared on stage acting in American Idiot. If it’s not one way, it will be through another but she will end up making her name known.
Tell listeners about yourself and how you got into music. What is one thing you want people to know about you and your music?
Bianca Gisselle: I grew up singing and started writing in my young teens. I can’t tell you what my first songs were about but I’m sure it involved teen angst and that guy I had a crush on at the time. As a kid of the 90s I grew up listening to everything from Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston to Blindside and Alanis Morissette. I started singing in church and musicals at a very young age and that grew into bands as I got into my teens.
Your EP Get Back to Love was released recently along with a music video for “Baby Shake.” What can people expect from the EP?
BG: This ep is really special to me because it’s the first time I feel like I’ve figured out who I am as an artist and what my sound is. I’ve had some other releases in the past that were great but didn’t accurately represent me. Living in Los Angeles really forces you to be specific in what you do and what kind of artist you are since there are so many of us crammed into this city. My producer and I took our love of retro pop and R&B and mixed it into our love of modern pop/”radio friendly” music. People can expect a strong sassy female voice mixed in with fun vibes.
And as for the music video that’s another fun story. For one thing, I’m so happy to bring “Baby Shake” to life through this video. Shooting this video was a little bit of an adventure because it was one long shot on a moving train. We had to rehearse several times in a studio before getting on the train. We had to work out not only our own choreography, but also the cameras choreography. When it came to the actual shooting night we had to run it a few times because either I tripped when the train turned or the camera hit a pole. It was so much fun and I feel so lucky to have worked with all the dancers and the crew.
Your music has a hint of soulful undertones with pop vibes. How would you describe your sound? Greatest Influences?
BG: Like I said previously some of the artists I grew up listening to were Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston. These ladies had a big impact on my singing style. I’m such a huge fan of how strong and sultry their voices sound. I also love pop music and more specifically pop from the 60s. My producer and I love Jackie Wilson, The Shirelles, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles. But we also love Gnarles Barkley, The Heavy, Janelle Monae and Raphael Saadiq. These artists and bands definitely had an effect on our writing.
If someone stumbled upon your music for the first time, what song should they start with?
BG: I would say “Baby Shake” or “Give It Up”, which features my amazing friend Briana Cuoco. They’re really fun up beat songs but also have a lot of soul packed into the vocals.
You also do some acting, proving that you are a well-rounded talent. What are some projects you have worked on and plans for the future?
BG: I was recently in Glory Struck’s production of American Idiot earlier this year with a star-studded cast. I’ve done several productions within the past year at the famous Rockwell Table and Stage in Los Feliz. I also played a young Bellatrix Lestrange for a fan made Harry Potter Prequel short film. There are more projects in the works as well.
What is one of the ultimate goals you have for your career?
BG: World domination?! I have big dreams that of course in corporate large tours and feature films with award shows and starting fashion lines as well as charities. But at the end of the day I want people to see or hear my work and I want to be able to live a long life off of doing what I love.