FILIPA Is Going to Be your new Music Bestie… And Here’s Why ;)

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Embracing all of the Mother Teresa vibes because I got a new apple watch to count my steps and am all about bettering myself as a human. So I wanted to bring new and upcoming artists to your attention like this CUTIE right here. Filipa is going to become your new #WomanCrush and I wanted to be one of the first to break the news… Enjoy peeps!

Tell me a little bit about yourself, your life, for people who aren't familiar with you and your work?

I'm born and raised in South Africa, an absolute dog-lover, a Nutella enthusiast and music is the one constant love of my life. My music represents honest pieces of my mind and heart - I want to be real and not hold back on my lyrical content, because knowing that someone out there can relate to me and feel heard, is the greatest feeling in the world and worth it all. I would say I'm basic girl with issues, complications and a whole lot of love to give and my music stays true to that.

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What brought you To LA and what have you been up to?

I've been writing and releasing new music in the American market, which has been an exciting new journey in my career. I've been working hard with amazing teams here and just shot two new music videos for upcoming singles.

Are you considering moving here?

I am definitely coming back. I'm planning on making the move very soon- it's something I've been wanting to do for a while.

What are some things you are passionate about that don't involve singing and music?

Film and food. I am an absolute foodie and love watching movies-there's something amazing about being able to be transported to another world and being so emotionally impacted.

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Share with us your best lifestyle tip? An app, a beauty product, but something you can't live without?

Moisturising! I got this tip as a kid and it's stuck with me ever since. It's so important to protect our skin and keep it hydrated. I moisturise my skin every morning and evening and my skin feels protected and nurtured. I can't live without a good face cream and body lotion.

What social media platforms do you use most? (besides instagram) - and why?

Facebook, because it holds so many memories with the best of both worlds (status updates and pictures) and I was slightly addicted to it before Instagram came along, so it's definitely my second most used platform today.

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If you could go to any concert (dead or alive) who would you see and who would you take with you?

Michael Jackson. I'd take my dad.

What do you hate most about social media in the music industry nowadays?

I think social media has almost taken focus away from actual music. There's more focus on trivial things about an artist, rather than their music. It's a strange dynamic, which makes an artist feel the need to have to worry about being involved in more than what they need to be involved in.

Who's feed are you obsessed with currently on Instagram?

My crush's? Hmm... I would have to say Joe Wicks (The Body Coach). I've been watching so many of his recipe videos lately. I love what he creates.

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What is a YouTube video you have watched over and over?

"Somebody Else" by The 1975. I'm obsessed with the song and I keep watching the video too.

Who does the best Instagram stories in your opinion?

Olivia Culpo. She is so personal with her followers, super consistent and shares such great content.

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Secrets to dealing with the stress of the industry and the pressure?

Having a good support structure. My family and friends honestly help me deal with stress and pressure and keep me grounded. Genuine support and love goes a long way.

Describe your perfect date night / or day?

Simple quality time and a good conversation. I love just getting to know someone and enjoying their company. The perfect date would be sitting for hours and truly engaging with someone - that beats anything else.

Share the deeper meaning behind your song and what you would like people to take away from it? (Song: 'Good Behavior')

I wrote the song about a personal experience that I was going through at the time. I was crushing on someone I wasn't supposed to be crushing on and I wanted to write about it as a way to deal with what I was feeling. It was a confusing and frustrating situation, but I wanted to write about it with a flirty and lighthearted approach. I would want people to be able to relate to that temptation and not feel guilty about it. A lot of the time we feel bad for feeling what we feel when we can't even control it a lot of the times. I think it's okay to acknowledge your feelings and then from there find a way to deal with them in the best way possible.