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Hi Elaisha, welcome to LA Music Review! Tell us a little bit about you and your music.
I am Elisha Montealegre, also known as “Elaisha” in the art industry. I’m a Filipina artist who desires to explore the world of art the moment I hold a pencil. Making art is where I express my deep sorrows, thoughts, and feelings, either by—putting in a blank canvas, typing it in a blank document, or grabbing the guitar.
Most of my ideas and creativity bloomed from heartbreak and falling in love, which made me express these emotions through art.
Start streaming “Porselas” here:
Congrats on the release! What was your inspiration when you were writing this project?
Released on February 22, 2023. Porselas is a song about an experience of a person who loves someone who does not see her. She gave this person a bracelet on his birthday which ignited a significant change. The song says that she will continue loving him as long as he wears the bracelet she made. Throughout the song, it shows the feelings of the artist who felt anger, sadness, and disappointment.
What is your vision for this song? What lessons would you like to impart with your audience?
I want my audience to relate to my song and know that they are not alone when they experience “that feeling of loving someone who does not reciprocate the same feelings.” We feel empty and sad when someone does not see our value, that we are willing to love them. There’s also a feeling of disappointment when we still hope that the person we love will finally see and appreciate us more than just a friend.
For me, it’s okay to feel broken and sad. It’s human nature. It must be expressed rather than be suppressed.
What is your favorite part of this body of work?
In the first two choruses, the lyrics states, “Napapamahal na nang tunay, ay, ay, ay?” the artist questions herself “does she consider her feelings as love?”. In the last chorus, “Napamahal na nang tunay, ay, ay, mahal kita.” Here, she finally accepted that what she was feeling was love.
Anything else we should know about? Upcoming events?
I will be hosting a songwriting contest that is also a charity online event this March 24! For more information, please visit my Facebook and Instagram account (Elaisha Productions).