Known for her work in the band, The Record Breakers, Bella Galasso has now unveiled her debut single as a solo artist, “Ruin A Party.”
The single is about feeling isolated at a party or event you don’t want to be at. The video depicts a party scene, everyone having fun, except Bella sitting on the couch, looking completely bored.
I’m Bella Galasso, and I am a 23-year-old singer/songwriter from the West Island of Montreal! I grew up in a musical home with my dad, who is also a songwriter, and started taking guitar lessons at eleven years old. I have been writing songs since as early as nine, though, and it was mostly lyrics and melodies in my head before I knew how to put them to music. Since then, I have been in a band for seven years and have performed nearly everywhere in Montreal, including the Bell Centre, where my band opened for Bon Jovi! However, I am really excited to be on my solo music journey now and opening up a more vulnerable side to my songwriting that I haven’t yet shown.
I recently released my first solo single called “Ruin a party,” which came out May 27th. It was so much fun to be in the studio and have full control over how I wanted the song to come out, and also collaborate with my producer in a more close-knit way than I ever got to do before. It was also scary to do it all on my own, but I am really proud of the outcome!
The song is about the feeling of isolation at a party or event you don’t want to be at and draws from my introverted personality but also because I thought the line “ruin a party” to be catchy and cool. So it is a mix of personal experience and fiction. It was the best experience releasing this song and collaborating with awesome people!
I used to typically pull inspiration from movies, TV shows, and books but ever since the pandemic, I have found myself finally tapping into a more vulnerable place for songs. It wasn’t something I used to do because I never felt comfortable being so open in my songs, but now I definitely am, and I feel myself wanting to release more songs that are more based on my own feelings and experiences.
Currently, I have no shows coming up as I have spent 7 or 8 years constantly performing and am enjoying a bit of a break. However, I plan to start a band in the near future and start circling the Montreal music scene again once I feel ready to do so!
My goal is to get to play music live again with new people and collaborate with more and more new people as well. It helps me grow as an artist to collaborate with new people, so I hope to do more of that. I also hope to return to the studio soon and keep releasing more songs under my solo project!
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.