“Castillo’s musical prowess is certainly claiming a growing platform in today’s music scene.” –V Magazine
“Alaina Castillo’s star continues to rise.” –Teen Vogue
“Houston’s Alaina Castillo continues to make waves” –Complex
“Alaina Castillo is having a moment” –Clash
“She’s about to hit the big time very soon” –Wonderland Magazine
Los Angeles, CA (April 24th, 2020) – Houston-raised, Los Angeles-based genre-bending artist Alaina Castillo unveils her new EP the voicenotes today. The 4-track EP includes previously released single “just a boy” and was created alongside her regular collaborator, RØMANS (Lewis Capaldi, Ella Mai, Demi Lovato, Khalid). The Spanish version of the EP is set for release on May 22nd, reflecting the bilingual nature of her music.
Alaina said on the release of her EP, “the voicenotes ep is a vulnerable step into overthinking, stressing & learning to let things go. each song has something to do with a part of me that stays hidden most of the time but can only come out and when I’m singing and not having to think about what I’m saying. it’s all the moments i took my thoughts to the voicenotes on my phone and just said what i was feeling super quick so that i could get it out there. i wanted to make something like this because everyone goes through their own shit but it’s the moving on process and the forgiving process that is important. life is gonna suck sometimes but having music to help you through those moments is what really matters in the end.”
Earlier this week, Alaina revealed the music video for her current single “just a boy” exclusively via V Magazine. Upon the songs release, it held a top 5 spot on Spotify’s coveted New Music Friday playlist, has since accumulated over 2 million streams on Spotify alone and currently holds spots on Spotify’s Pop Rising, Fresh & Chill (cover), Chill Hits and Teen Beats, as well as Apple’s Breaking Pop and Breaking R&B. Click HERE to view!
The artist – who sings in both the English and Spanish language – combines her Latin roots with her love of R&B, pop and hip-hop, and has cultivated a diehard online following of over 1.8 million online fans and counting. She has 25 million streams to date, with almost 817K YouTube subscribers. Her first single “i don’t think i love you anymore,” released in October, has over 3.6 million YouTube views to date, with track “no importa,” taken from her debut EP antisocial butterfly, gaining half a million views in its first week.
THE VOICENOTES TRACKLIST:
1. just a boy
2. pass you by
3. sad girl