"I feel an indescribable satisfaction for every time my music has fulfilled its purpose and illuminated someone else’s life."
Oriana Setz is an Ecuadorian singer-songwriter currently based in New Zealand. The young artist's music genre ranges between Rock, Pop and Latin American Folklore, being part of the independent music movement known as "AlterLatino" MUSIC. Some of her influences are Natalia Lafourcade, Jorge Drexler and Florence & The Machine.
Through her soulful voice, her versatile compositions and lyrics full of personal anecdotes and fictitious stories, Oriana Setz touches in relevant topics about the human condition like self-empowerment & reflection and social activism in a society of need. In her own words: “My main purpose as an artist is to be honest first with myself and then with my audience. I believe that there is nothing more healing than to listen to authentic music. To be able to write it, you need to know yourself and accept both your abilities and limitations, too. Music has healed me many times in the past so I feel an indescribable satisfaction for every time my music has fulfilled its purpose and illuminated someone else’s life. It is very easy to try to impress others to receive their approval, but I honestly believe you're the happiest when you decide to be real and to embrace the fact that you don’t need to try to fit in a place you clearly don’t.”
Oriana Setz gained a full scholarship to study vocal performance and songwriting at Berklee College of Music, Boston MA, where she recently graduated from as Magna Cum Laude. Así mismo la artista ha ganado distinción y una beca por parte del Mediterranean Music Institute y dos premios a mejor cover Pop y mejor canción original Latina a través de The Akademia Music Awards. Oriana is currently working on her first album "Metamorfosis" which is a bilingual compilation of original songs. It will be available in 2020.