Brazilian artist, Urias, can’t wait to get her music on the road
Meet Urias: a rising trans artist who is being strongly and widely supported by the LGBTQ community (we stan hardcore).
With her unique sense of fashion and her deep, melodic voice, she’s been creating a gorgeous space for trans women and trans artists all over the country.
We sat down with Urias to discuss her sound, must-see places in Brazil, and what’s next for her in 2019. Check out the exclusive photo shoot and interview below!
How would you describe your sound?
I would describe my sound as all of my international hip-hop, rap, and electronic influences mixed with my Brazilian culture. I will always try to put the things I have lived into my music. I think it’s important to use my voice to spread my messages.
Well at first, as a community we were very afraid. There is a lot of fear among us (for obvious reasons). But, I guess we realized that we always will be haunted down by those who have hate in their hearts.
Hateful people are not gonna change. We decided to be together as never before, to show that we are strong and that we are never gonna stop fighting. The thing is we have always been fighting, they forget that we are used to it, we are trained, and this can’t not stop us.
What’s your favorite LGBTQ club?
I have to say Clube Belgrano in my birth city (Uberlândia, MG). The club has always accepted diversity. The first time I ever went there, I felt free to be me. It was amazing.
What beauty items can you not live without?
I can’t live without my highlighter and my lip gloss. Sometimes I don’t do full makeup, so I just put highlighter and gloss on my face and leave the house.
Where should our readers explore in Brazil?
One of them is called Batekoo. It happens in a lot of cities, but especially in Rio. It’s insane for those who love dancing, like me. Also, in Rio I love Lapa. the drinks are cheap and there is music on the streets – amazing. Every girl should go to Salvador, especially at the time of Carnival. The boys are so damn good looking! Save the date and the place, girls.
Maceió is a very beautiful place to spend vacations, and everyone should see the Lenços Maranhenses with their own eyes. It’s a once in a lifetime experience.
Who are your idols?
I have many, but I can’t not mention Rihanna, Azealia Banks, and Grace Jones (the queen). I also have a ton of admiration for my sisters Liniker, Linn da Quebrada, and Pabllo.
What’s a song you have on repeat?
I can’t stop listening is SZA’s song, “Garden,” from her genius album, “Ctrl.” I love her.
What’s next for you in 2019?
Next year, I intend to put my music on the road! I can’t wait to go on tour and make some videos. I’m living a dream that I’ve been dreaming since childhood, so I’m going to make the most of it.
Photos by: Carlos Sales