By Sandra Trevino
We are happy to premiere fresh visuals for the powerful new single, “Ella es” a poetic tribute to women created by musician Kathy Palma whose full EP will be released over the summer (via One RPM.). “Ella es,” emerges as a beautiful call to women to feel the joy of being who they are. It is a song that speaks on the freedom to bask in the joy of oneself and also in the company of those who fuel that pleasure. “Ella es” has appeared as a welcome burst of sunlight in a moment of temporary darkness.
“The poem was written with words to inspire women to feel their femininity in full bloom,” explains Palma. The video includes a gathering with Palma’s close friends. It was directed by Palma and includes Mariel Orellana, Jennifer Sagastume, and Beliza Ruiz-Matamoros.
Palma’s full EP will be released later this summer but in the meantime you can enjoy the Digital 45 featuring “Ella Es” and “Yemanya” here.
This morning on 91.1FM Vocalo, we shared a snippet of a conversation we had with Palma about her new EP and her music in general. (It was originally featured on Future Rootz.) A portion of the interview is below and you can find the entire interview here.
More about Kathy Palma
“Born in Guatemala City and musically raised both in Guatemala City and Miami, singer-songwriter Kathy Palma began playing music at age 11. Her voice became her main instrument, which later she began accompanying with a guitar. In 2016 she graduated from Miami International University of Art and Design in Sound Engineering.
Although her debut “Ella Es” EP will be released via ONErpm during the first half of 2020, she has already been creating a buzz in the songwriting and artistic community. Collaborators have thus far included multi-Grammy®-winning writer-producer, Sebastián de Peyrecave (Alejandro Sanz, Kany García, Marc Anthony), multi-Grammy®-nominated writer-producer, Diego Contento (Pedro Capó feat. Farruko, Jesse & Joy, Sofía Reyes), multi-award-winning singer-songwriter, Christian Pagán, and multi-award-winning writer-producer, Bruno Danzza (Cosmos Producciones), among others.
Over the years, her style has evolved into a fusion of folk and soul with hints of other genres as well. Although it is a fusion, she has developed a very unique sound due to her Latin roots and inclination towards lyrics pertaining self-awareness and discovery.
Today, she composes both in Spanish and English. Kathy is the epitome of the contemporary singer-songwriter’s new definition: there are no cultural or genre barriers that limit the work that she does as writer and performer.”