Le Coco and the Women Who Helped Shape Her Music (Interview)

We can all agree that Women’s History Month should be every month, but March is that special time when we amplify our voices and celebrate the amazing women around us. We had the chance to catch up with Le Coco, the Venezuelan born, and Miami based artist that has been causing waves around the Latin R&B and trap worlds. 

Fresh off her appearance at SXSW, and days before her performance at Ella Dorado: Day to Night Experience, an event organized by the furniture brand to celebrate Women’s History Month, Le Coco shared with us some great insight about her career, and the key women that have inspired her throughout her journey.   

Have you always wanted to be a musician? Were you one of those kids that would sing at home using a spatula as a microphone ?

I think I’ve always had the fantasy of being an artist, my mom used to talk about me singing along Pavarotti’s videos, trying to sing opera and performing Shakira’s songs for the whole family.

Do you remember the first song you composed?

I do remember the first song… I was 9 and I wrote it for my uncle that passed away… and my dad recorded on our home studio. I still have the recording. 

You started as an independent artist, and after releasing just one EP, you caught the attention of a major label, Warner Music Latina. How was that journey? 

Being with a major label like Warner has been interesting, adjusting our work flow and understanding how this whole machinery works… Definitely super grateful for being there and being able to keep growing my career.

Your latest release “Cristales” amassed over half a million views on Youtube and counting. What’s the story behind that song? 

Cristales is a song that I dedicated to Miami. A city that never sleeps… the fast life and the endless nights, such an interesting place to live in… represents how I like to live my life. 

Who are some of the women in music that shaped and inspired your career? 

There’s many women that have inspired my career and my sound, on the Latin side, Shakira, Rocio Durcal, Soledad Bravo… on the other side Sade, Janis Joplin, Stevie Nicks, Cher, Madonna. 

On Saturday, March 25th you will be participating at Ella Dorado, an event that Miami’s iconic furniture store is hosting to wrap up celebrations for Women’s Month. What do you have prepared for that show?

I’m preparing an amazing show and definitely want to speak up about what inspires me as a woman and being able to inspire others with my story and my music. It’s going to be iconic I’m so excited!

What: Le Coco Live at Ella Dorado: Day to Night Experience

When: Saturday, March 25

Where: El Dorado Furniture – Kendall Showroom 13755 N Kendall Drive Miami, FL 33186

Free With RSVP El Dorado Kendall Showroom will also serve as a dropoff location for Lotus House throughout the months of March and April. 

Listen to the playlist that Le Coco put together for us: