After going viral on music.ly (now Tik Tok), Malu Trevejo has made the full transition from internet sensation to a bilingual queen of pop. In 2018, she released a handful of singles, including “Nadie Como Yo,” a collaboration with multi-Latin Grammy Winners Gente de Zona, and is now ready for the world to hear what she has been working on. Earlier this month, she released her debut EP Una Vez Mas, a collection of tracks that are fun, romantic, and perfect to enjoy for the rest of the summer heat.
The Young Folks caught up with Malu Trevejo to talk new music and making the move from viral videos to an artist. Check out the full interview below:
The Young Folks: Your debut EP Una Vez Mas just came out, what can you tell us about it?
Malu Trevejo: This EP captures my fun loving side and has great songs to jam for this summer.
TYF: What is your favorite track on Una Vez Mas?
MT: My favorite song is Hace Calor!!
TYF: How was it working with Jeon for your song “Hace Calor?”
MT: It was so much fun working with Jeon, aside from being my boy, he’s one of the most talented people I’ve met.
TYF: What was the most challenging part of creating the EP? What was the most rewarding?
MT: The most challenging part was picking only a few songs out of all of my songs to make it on the EP! The most rewarding was being able to share new music that I love with my fans.
TYF: What was the creative process behind the music video for “Down 4 Your Love”?
MT: For Down 4 Your Love, I wanted to keep it a simple love video and include my boyfriend in it. My team helped me create this vision for my music video.
TYF: What do you find inspiring when you are working on your music?
MT: Listening to other music I enjoy of artists I look up to inspires me when I’m creating.
TYF: What has your experiences been transitioning the popularity you found on Music.ly to being known for your own music?
MT: My experiences have been amazing, I am so lucky to have had a platform to grow a fan base and be able to share my music with them.
TYF: What are your plans for the rest of the summer? More live performances?
MT: I just performed in Dale Fuego Festival on August 10th in Long Beach, CA with Ozuna, Anitta, Alex Sensation among others.