Spotlight Interview With Yuli Argo
A new single from Yuli Argo delivers a heartfelt and cinematic ballad that feels lush and full with a dream-esque sound that comes through vast and deepening.
"Falling For You" is a beautiful and textured single that showcases the artists gorgeous vocal approach along with honest lyrics that tug at the heartstrings and has a warming overtone.
The single boasts strings, piano and a powerful set of pipes to give everything a certain power.
This is quite an impactful song and the layered vocals create a wave of woven sound that come together gracefully and when the beat comes in it even touches on a classic almost retro-pop vibe.
This is indeed like a power ballad from the 80's and you'd hear it during an emotional scene in a film.
An intense and driven song, "Falling For You" calls out and grabs your attention with passion and a youthful vibrancy that really is perfected to a subtle but impactful feel.
Yuli knows how to use her vocals as an instrument giving the song some heavy backing vocals that swim around in the songs ether constantly.
With such a wonderful release, we wanted to have a chat with the artist to find out where this came from and where it's headed.
RAG: Okay let's start with "Falling For You". This track is emotionally driven and honest with some power ballad elements in there. Where did this song come from?
I started writing the song 4 years ago, when I was madly in love, but couldn’t finish it at that time. It just didn’t sound right... Then, during quarantine, I was going through my old drafts and decided to give it a little upgrade ! The song sounds completely different now from the original version, more vulnerable and dreamy.
RAG: For sure some classic pop styles and influences on this track! Who are your actual biggest musical influences?
I’m very old school in that sense! I was always fascinated by “The Beatles” and their ability to write hits after hits. I believe they invented that perfect pop song formula! On the other hand Queen and Freddie Mercury opened the whole new world of harmonies and complexity! And were the reason I started singing in the first place.
RAG: How did this all start for you?
At the age of 5, I knew I’m going to be a singer! Later , when I was 7, I was already performing all over my hometown at the kids concerts and competitions. Then, there was music college and Academy and a bunch of gigs with jazz bands, weddings and private parties. I can say that I’m definitely one of those lucky musicians that never worked a regular job! Music is not only my passion , it’s my profession! But writing was always something that was out of my comfort zone, it took me a while to finally overcome the fear of being judged…
RAG: What's next for you as an artist?
More music! I have 2 more songs that are ready for production and several unfinished ones that need some work. The main goal now is EP and then I will go from there…
RAG: What are you doing when you're NOT working on music?
I’m a gig worker! I perform every weekend and sometimes during the week, doing shows, private parties and weddings. Also, I’m a single mom, so that takes care of the rest of my time.
RAG: This single feels massive, like there was certainly a lot put into it. What kind of advice would you have for other up and coming artists out there?
Get rid of your fears! It’s the only thing that stops you from being successful! Take risks, surround yourself with talented people and be supportive of other artists! Be persistent and never give up!
RAG: What sort of things really inspire you to write?
Other people’s success stories and realization that I want to leave something after myself! I love watching biography documentaries about famous people, their ups and downs, it stimulates me a lot!
RAG: I love the strings all over this song. Did you plan on that from the beginning?
Yes! That was actually the only thing that I was 100% sure about at the beginning of creating this song ! I want a real cello in it!
RAG: Who are you all listening to right now?
Honestly? It’s going to sound very weird, but I hardly listen to any music during the day… I like silence! Maybe because music is my job… So when I get home I love to keep it quiet. But on a long road trip my best choice would be Motown music!
RAG: Do you think you might be performing live anytime in the near future?
I perform every weekend at Veranda restaurant in Glendale if you want to come see me!
RAG: Before we go, what would you like to say to fans of the music?
Don’t forget to support new and independent artists! It’s very hard for us to be heard ! With so much great music out there it’s easy for us to get lost! So, if you have the opportunity and desire to help out the artist you like and share their music, don’t hesitate! You’ll make them feel really appreciated!