As the story goes, two years ago, Selana Garcia quit her day job, sold her belongings, left Los Angeles and hit the road. Over a period of nine months, Garcia drove across the country and played tons of shows, met producers and soaked up everything she came across in her travels including Austin, NYC, Nashville – and even London. But she fell in love with NYC and decided to relocate.
Four years after the release of her debut EP, Garcia had set to work on her that EP’s follow up. With the assistance of crowdsourcing, she started to look for the right production team and wound up hooking up with the Philadelphia, PA-based producer Lance Davis, arranger Larry Gold, who has worked with the likes of Lana Del Rey, Fleetwood Mac, Eric Clapton, Elton John and others. And although Garcia has publicly claimed Fiona Apple, Nina Simone and Michael Jackson as some of her influences, when you hear “Brother,” the first single off her self-titled EP, her sound has gone through a bit of a change of sonic direction; in fact, the sound is decidedly bluesy and in a way that bears an uncanny resemblance to a friend of The Joy of Violent Movement, Anna Rose Menken. Or in other words, Garcia has a strong voice that evokes an adult sensuality and strength but underneath that there’s a honest, vulnerability.