Every now and then, a new artist comes along who seems to effortlessly capture the imagination. Singer/songwriter Alyssa Bernal, a relatable girl with an unforgettable voice, is just that artist for a new generation. Alyssa was your everyday American teenager, busy with classes and cheerleading practice, when her heartfelt, acoustic YouTube clips caught the eye of superstar producer Pharrell Williams. Fast-forward a year later, and her debut album from Star Trak Entertainment is about to bring a much-needed breath of fresh air to the pop landscape.
Shakefire: How would you describe your fashion sense?
Alyssa Bernal: I usually just wear whatever I’m comfortable in, but I’m drawn to the vintage and hipster style clothing stores like Forever 21 and Urban Outfitters.
SF: People mistake you for:
AB: Vanessa Hudgens, and Being Filipina (I’m hispanic)
SF: Oddest thing to happen to you?
AB: I haven’t really had an odd experience yet! But I’m sure will experience plenty in the future..
SF: Best Snack:
AB: Bumblebee Tuna!!
SF: Jump or Skip?
SF: Favorite way to travel?
AB: Probably on a bus, with my closest friends.
SF: Museum or theater?
AB: Museums! They give me time to think.
SF: Song that always gets stuck in your head?
AB: That McDonalds song! (Pada pa pa pa, I’m lovin’ it.)
SF: Most comforting place:
AB: My bedroom!
SF: On your upcoming album will there be any covers that you performed YouTube?
AB: Nope, all originals!