Prepare to be entertained by music’s rising star, Helena! Although she is only twenty, Helena has known that she wanted to pursue a career in music since she was a small child. After taking some time away from music, she was reacquainted with her passion about two years ago. Helena started officially recording her own original songs in July of 2019. She explains that she was primarily making “trap rap” songs during this time period. Evidently, Helena was making a hip hop style of music which appealed to a reckless and carefree mentality while promoting a party-goer’s lifestyle. She mentions that hip hop has always had a significant impact on her life, and the crowd she associated with when she first started recording likely affected her creative direction. Unlike modern trap rap, Helena has listened to her fair share of socially conscious rap music as well. She has even been exposed to much of Tupac’s discography. Tupac may have died years before Helena’s birth, but she still admits a great appreciation for his music.
Helena will still occasionally talk about partying and having a good time in a rap song, but she notices her style transcend into more r&b and alternative genres as she reflects on life in her music. She assures everyone that she has plenty to talk about in her tunes with a more serious tone. Helena’s young age hasn’t prevented her introduction to hardship. Helena’s grandfather was the most significant male role model in her life and the only father figure she had as a child. Her grandfather even motivated her love for music, but he passed away in 2012. Helena was also involved a very abusive teenage relationship that caused her to stop singing entirely for years. These traumatic experiences and the process of overcoming them is addressed in Helena’s song lyrics.
Helena will be releasing her very first EP in August 2020. She believes that this project will depict a small piece of who she really is as an artist. Each of the songs on the EP will provide a visual, and together the visuals will tell a coherent story. Be on the lookout for Helena’s EP later this summer!