Pharrell talks about Alyssa
Posted on October 27, 2011 • Filed in Videos
Pharrell Williams, who’s Alyssa’s producer, talked about her in this video. It starts at around 1:00, it’s really nice of him to say all those things and we can see why Lyss seems to like him so much! He’s just so sweet!
Soaking up the Sun cover/tutorial
A fan on Youtube, Veronvivian, posted this video (that Alyssa tweeted), teaching all of us how to play Soaking up the Sun. It’s honestly quite accurate, but there’s no bridge in it. If you can figure it out, it’d be awesome if you could tell her or me. I’ll put the chords as soon as possible in the music network for all of you. Enjoy!
“Alyssa Bernal, YouTube sensation, soaks up the sun”
Even if Soaking up the Sun has been out for more than 3 weeks, Liz Kelly Nelson, from Zap2it, still talked(wrote) about it! She presented the single and did a new interview with Alyssa, which was more casual than her usual “professional/career driven” interviews. She talks about her best friend Felicia, Matthew Gray Gubler, and her first kiss. Check it out!
Alyssa Bernal’s path to pop stardom has been a little unusual, but hardly unheard of. Like Justin Bieber, she got her start uploading covers of songs to YouTube, where’s she’s now one of the top 30 most-subscribed to musicians on the video-sharing site.
Last week, Alyssa released the single “Soaking Up the Sun” from her new self-titled EP. We caught up with Alyssa and she was kind enough to answer our Celeb Slam Book questions. Read on to find out more about the 22-year-old singer/songwriter.
Tell us one thing the general public doesn’t know about you:
I was a competitive cheerleader for 11 years.
Describe your daily routine:
Wake up, brush teeth, shower etc, check my email, play with my dogs, try and get it a little cardio in, If I’m not too lazy at the moment. Then maybe play around on my guitar and get inspired to write a song. Run some errands. Have a random jam session and photo shoot just for fun. Then do some gigs if I have any that evening. Nothing too crazy yet!
If you had to choose another career, what would you be?
Probably something in fashion. Like, designing clothes. Or maybe even a small business; like a bookstore or coffee shop!
If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be?
Vegas! With friends : )
Who was your first kiss? Was it any good?
A family friend in high school and it was terrible. I had no clue what I was doing. Ha ha.
What super power would you like to have?
Teleportation! I always find myself wanting to visit someone who lives thousands of miles away, everyday.
What’s your guilty pleasure?
’90′s pop songs and these super hot corn chips called “Takis”.
What are your can’t-miss TV shows?
“Criminal Minds!” Dr. Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler) is my eye candy. And “Glee!”
Is there another celebrity you’ve always wanted to meet and haven’t yet?
Vanessa Hudgens, LMFAO, and Gaga. In that order : )
Is there a celebrity that you have met and been starstruck by?
I almost had a heart attack when I met Chris Brown. So polite.
Who is your best friend and why?
Her name is Felicia Celeste Villarreal! We’ve known each other since eighth grade. She can literally be my only friend in the world and I would be okay with that. We’re the girls dancing in the corner of the party without a care while all the other girls are standing there looking pretty — ha ha. She’s the only one who gets my dry humor. Not to mention I trust her with my life.
Who is your celebrity crush?
Matthew Gray Gubler. Lawd!
What celebrity would you switch teams for?
What do your friends make fun of you for?
My big tush, blonde roots and terrible love life. hah!
What is your favorite song to sing in the car?
“Party Rock Anthem!” With a friend of course.
Soaking up the Sun live at BETA Studios
Here’s a beautiful video of Alyssa singing Soaking up the Sun, live and acoustic with Lyle at BETA Records Studios. She sounds and looks amazing. Check it out!
Alyssa Bernal visits the BETA Records Studios and performs her newest hit “Soaking Up the Sun” – a great follow-up to her smash Cali Cali Cali.
I added 7 new pictures of Alyssa, including 2 photoshoot pictures (I guess, since they’re in quite good quality), personal and Twitter pictures. She looks adorable on all of them, but the photoshoots ones are my favorites. Enjoy!
Confirmed tracklist for “In Love Again for the First Time”
According to Mika, the owner of The Neptunes, here are the confirmed tracks on Alyssa’s first album, In Love Again for the First Time, that comes out (hopefully) on November 1st!
Alyssa Bernal – In Love Again For The First Time (November 2011)
Producers & Guests: Martin Terefe, Pharrell Williams, KT Tunstall, Jason Wade
- Hey Love
- Never Woulda
- Cali, Cali, Cali
- Just In Time
- I Found You
- All I Need
- Soaking Up The Sun
- Here You Are
- Raincloud Gray feat. KT Tunstall
- One Of Us feat. Pharrell Williams
- Hold Me Tight feat. Jason Wade
- The Boy
- Let Me Know
New personal pictures added
Posted on October 15, 2011 • Filed in Pictures
I just added 5 personal pictures of Alyssa, including one that she uploaded on Twitter. Whether it’s with or without her Pink Floyd shirt or her dog, she looks beautiful and gorgeous! Check them out!
Featured artist of the month on ThatRaw.com!
I love what’s been going on these days. First, those new photoshoot pictures, and now, more pics accompanied by an interview! Alyssa is featured as the artist of the month on ThatRaw.com and did a small photoshoot with them. She looks really cute and they’re in UHQ! Be sure to sure out the interview, as it’s really interesting and nice to read and enjoy the three photos!
ThatRaw.com is proud to present our Featured Artist of the Month Alyssa Bernal. This up and coming artist is one of the hottest rising stars coming out of Texas. She was recently signed by StarTrak/Interscope and her single Soak up the Sun is already garnering acclaim. ThatRaw.com recently caught up with Alyssa for an in depth interview.
Alyssa Bernal first made her debut on YouTube and she was noticed by Pharrell Williams, one of the top ten producers in music known for spotting emerging talent. The way that Alyssa came on to the scene has the music industry buzzing. Pharrell Williams tried to contact Alyssa after seeing her online music videos and sent her several emails with no response. Pharrell finally got Alyssa’s attention by calling her school and speaking to her Principal.
ThatRaw: How did it feel to have a music industry heavyweight go to such drastic measures to contact you?
Alyssa: It was surreal. I didn’t believe it at first. To be flown out to LA to meet Pharrell Williams and Jimmy Iovine was amazing. It was like an out of body experience.
ThatRaw: What advice do you have for young artists trying to get noticed?
Alyssa: A lot of people think that Justin Beiber blew up overnight but that isn’t the case. A lot of artists are signed for years until they get radio play. My album has been done for two years. It’s steps until you get to that crazy point. Stick with it. The online scene is blowing up, put out as many cover songs as you can to build a following. Viral videos and social networking will get your name out there.
ThatRaw: How do you describe your sound?
Alyssa: My album on iTunes says pop but it is more like a singer songwriter vibe. The album is very versatile and funky, there is jazz and soul. I love soul. My album, titled In Love Again for the First Time, was actually named by Jason Mraz. He is my one of my musical influences.
ThatRaw: How long have you been making music?
Alyssa: My whole family is into music. They are all musicians and jam out on every occasion. So I’ve been doing it my whole life.
ThatRaw: What are you concentrating on right now?
Alyssa: Right now, I am concentrating on promoting my music and getting my name out there. I expect a tour, especially after my album drops. I’m trying to release all of my music to the world. I feel like I’m ready.
New photoshoot by Emily Yanez!
I’m so happy to finally show you these pictures of Alyssa’s new photoshoot with her good friend, Emily Yanez. There’s only three, but I’m hoping Emily will post them all (or at least, a lot more), on her photography blog. Alyssa looks absolutely gorgeous, the pictures are fun and lighthearted and just so simply beautiful. I just can’t wait to see more!
If you have more pictures, don’t hesitate to donate them!
New miscellaneous pictures
Posted on October 10, 2011 • Filed in Pictures
I have updated the photo gallery with 6 new pictures, including a fan picture, Twitter pictures and pictures from her mini Texan tour with Tyler Ward! Check them out!