Meet the Croydon native slaying in her lane...
Armed with a distinctly gritty yet playful style, Corella’s voice is as sugar-coated as it is knife-edged. Keen to tell the tales of her past and the reality of her generation as a girl growing up in the city, the rapper has dropped a slew of tracks that’ve propelled her beyond one-to-watch status. Her latest single, Pull Up, pushes the contemporary rap blueprint forward and narrates a tale of lost love and infidelity. Get to know Corella with us and get her on your radar ASAP…
Describe your music in 3 words…
Like no other.
Who’s your greatest influence?
My mother because she always guided me in the right direction but never forced me to do anything that my heart wasn’t in. Musically, my mum always was singing, writing poems and dancing away. I always was inspired by her creativity.
What does music mean to you?
Therapy – a way to express myself and feel good.
Who’s the last person you called?
6IXVI, the engineer who’s mixing my EP.
What did you talk about?
The progress I have been making musically and my sound. It’s always a positive conversation as we talk about creating music and to keep going. We also spoke about quality over quantity – it’s not all just about glamour and money, it’s also about health and doing something because you love it. If it feels good, do if – it doesn’t then don’t.
One item of clothing you couldn’t live without?
Lingerie – I love matching sets accessories and body suits. I’m here for it!
One album you couldn’t live without?
Destiny’s Child, ‘The Writing’s on the Wall’. It helped raise me and, up until this day, every single song still hits me hard. I learnt so much about life listening to the album. It’s so empowering, lyrically, visually and emotionally.
What’s your favourite way to spend £10?
Soap & Glory’s Pillow Plump XXL
How about £100?
All on food in M&S…
What’s next for you?
A whole EP!
Follow Corella on Instagram here, press play on her latest video for ‘Pull Up’ below now.
6 August 2019