1- Hello Carmen, can you please tell us a bit about yourself?
I was born in Bronx, New York but moved to Puerto Rico when I was 10 years old. I joined the U.S. Army when I was 17 years old and spent 6 years active duty. I am now an actress, singer and songwriter and have been working consistently in the arts for 10 years.
2- What are your focus areas and why?
My focus is on being creative, whether it’s with my acting, filmmaking or making music. I’ve had to take ‘a break’ from painting & almost everything else this year so I could focus more on my upcoming music EP.
3- How do you describe “Just What The Doctor Ordered” in few words?
“Just What The Doctor Ordered” is a super-pop, Scandinavian & Latin flavoured music EP that is also a bit eclectic.
4- Where do you think you are making an impact?
In the lucha libre (wrestling)/Latin TV community, my character on “Lucha Underground” gets people excited, I think because I’m one of the few characters that’s not a wrestler. I hope to make the most impact with my upcoming music and to move people with it in some way. I also got involved this past year with Pin Ups For Vets to give back to the veteran community, in the little free time I have.
5- What are some things that most people don’t know about your job as a songwriter?
What most people don’t know is that to write a song might be easy, but to write a GREAT song, it is hard and a lot of work! One of the songs in my EP took me on & off 3 years to write. When I get in to my ‘songwriting mode’, I have to pretty much lock myself in and not socialize until the song is done, which has happened a lot this past year.
6- The market is very changing, where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
Never know what’ll happen but I do see myself continuing to write and record more music. Also acting and seeing some of my other creative projects come to fruition.
7- What were some of the biggest challenges you encountered while working on “Just What The Doctor Ordered”?
Well, I’ve been writing in a different way than I’ve written songs in the past so it’s been challenging in that sense. It’s like learning how to write music all over again.
8- What can you tell to young people who are pursuing their dreams?
Don’t ever give up. If you can’t live without a dream, keep going.
9- What are you most excited about at the moment?
I’m excited to get my new music out there. I’ve worked SO hard for it! I’m also excited about how my character on the TV series “Lucha Underground” has developed.
10- The last word or final thoughts?
Please stay tuned for my new music in the new year, January 2017. I’m extremely grateful for the wonderful friends, family and people I’ve been working with.
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