Séssi can’t remember a moment in his life without singing. Whether in her father’s studio or on the train on the way home, music has always been a part of the life of this Latina singer.
From hip hop to all kinds of inspiring melodies, Séssi’s musical journey is an interweaving of multiple influences.
“All my influences have come from everywhere,” she told BELatina in an Instagram Live.
Her father composed and produced popular dance hits from the 70s and 80s and was an executive at a major record company. “I’m from the Bronx and come from a very musical family,” she told us from her current home in Miami.
“I started to sing by chiquita when I was five, ”she continued in Spanish. From festivals to competitions, the stage has always been its natural environment.
“My mom did concerts and festivals in New York – very big in the community – so I’ve been in this industry for a while,” she recalls.
As a teenager, Séssi saw her dream of becoming a star almost come true after making the top 100 on the X-Factor; but being left out, the TV show kindled an even greater flame in her. The self-taught video producer created YouTube covers in her bedroom, eventually earning a degree in Music Business. Later, Séssi started working with two local New York music producers and recorded his first songs for $ 700 each.
However, life had an obstacle course in store for him.
Between shady managers, empty promises and exhausted bank accounts, Séssi has transformed into a woman with thick skin, deep emotions and deep roots. Her experience through her travels – she has lived in Los Angeles, Miami, Atlanta and traveled to Europe to collaborate and hone her craft – has helped her understand the industry firsthand.
Now with three new singles – “2C” being the first of them – Sesi’s time has finally come.
“Everything works in its own way,” she assured with a hopeful smile on her face.
Working alongside Grammy-nominated multi-platinum producer Gavriel “Vein” Rafael, Séssi’s music carries the weight of a relatable emotional past, harnessed through the prism of a serious New York upbringing. Séssi’s sense of community and spirituality, combined with her dedication to being an inspiration to those fighting for their dreams, drives her to keep going.
“As women we have to stand up for something,” she said, “I am very passionate about different things. So, I always like to think outside the box and create little alter-egos and different stories – from the main girl to the secondary girl, I create all these different scenarios, but I always talk about body positivity and being confident. , and own the space you are in.
“As a woman, mostly from the Bronx and having grown up with a hard-working Cuban mother, luchadora, and always […] “Love yourself”, “feel good, look good”,… it helped me a lot to have the confidence that I have now; to be beautiful and to love the space in which I find myself.
As for her experience as a woman in the music industry, especially in a genre as masculine as reggaeton, Sessi has some wisdom to share.
“As a woman, you have to own your space,” she said with her natural confidence. “Don’t let them think they can dominate or treat you though [sic]. You have to own who you are, stand up for who you are, and come and learn. “
“Give them that space so they can learn from you as you learn from them,” she added.
“And also, keep it up,” she said. “With every man you meet: business. Don’t go out into the industry. Continue like that.
“Defend your territory; get what you deserve. Remember that your worth is your worth.
Currently, Séssi is preparing some surprises for his new fans. Her energies are focused on three albums that she produces alone and several other collaborations.
She is definitely here to stay.