We had the good fortune of connecting with Gabriella Stella and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Gabriella, what do you want people to remember about you?
When people remember me, the one thing I want people to think is how vulnerable I am. I am always talking about the importance of mental health. People are afraid to be seen weak but I think vulnerability is a strength. If you can stand there and ask for help which is not the easiest thing to do, I give you props. I have had moments where I have reached for hand and I am lucky to have that support.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am the most proud of being featured on Rolling Stone India. It was incredible because I have always dreamed of being featured on Rolling Stone. But to be featured in a country that I would love to explore and tour one day, truly magical. A couple days later one of my idols Selena Gomez was featured. I am proud of my second single “Bad Love” which hit 20k streams on Spotify last week; which was beyond exciting. I have got to the point in my career from my work ethic, I always say you are your biggest advocate. If you aren’t your biggest believer, what makes you think others will believe in you. It hasn’t always been easy for me due to mental health, insecurities, etc. We are always comparing our journeys to others. I had to realize my journey is going to be different than others. Everyone has a different story and things that got them to where they are now today. I have learned to love the parts that I use to hate about myself the most. I have worked so hard in my recovery to get where I am today and I am proud of myself. I want the world to know about me is that not everything is butterflies/roses, it’s okay to be sad and relish in it. I have been there and if you ever need support don’t be afraid to reach out for it.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
My favorite place to explore is Deep Ellum, there’s always music on every corner of the streets. People will be playing guitar and then join in by singing. I have attended tons of underground shows there and it’s a great place for artists to network.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would definitely shoutout all my music teachers and the support of my family and friends. This industry can be draining but when you remember about the support, it just resets your mindset.