Interview: Cristina Movileanu

Cristina Movileanu is a fine artist and singer-songwriter, creating unique tracks with a hint of world music within them, as heard in latest release, All About You. It’s great to hear something a little different to the modern music norms, and it’s clear that Cristina is very talented! Check out this catchy tune at the end of our interview with her!

By Jane Howkins

You recently released a new song called All About You. What can you tell us about the track?

All About You is a vibrant summer tune that I launched at the start of the season. Interestingly, the song was ready for release a year earlier, in June 2022, but due to some personal circumstances, I had to postpone the release. This song was like a breath of fresh air for me, and it’s designed to lift your spirits and put you in a positive vibe. It holds a special place in my heart, and I hope it resonates with the listeners.

How has the reception to All About You been so far, and where can it be purchased?

The response to All About You has been truly heartwarming. I’m incredibly grateful for the support and positive feedback!
You can easily access the song on all major streaming platforms, making it available to everyone.

Do you have any more singles planned for release in the future?

Certainly, I’m constantly in the creative process, working on new music, and I can’t wait to share it with everyone.
In fact, following the release of All About You, I introduced a song called Highway feat. Makacha featuring the talented rapper Makacha, and also released Full Moon along with an instrumental version. Additionally, I’m considering an EP release around March time in 2024. 

You’re also a fine artist. How do you balance both your music and art, and how can we explore more of your artwork?

While my primary focus right now is on songwriting, it’s important to mention that art has always been a significant part of my life.

I hold a master’s degree in Fine Arts, and although I’m not actively creating as much visual art at the moment, I do enjoy designing my own original album covers for each of my music releases. If you’d like to explore more of my artwork, please feel free to visit my website’s portfolio section, where you can find a glimpse of my past creations. mainly watercolours and engravings. Additionally, I occasionally share some of my visual pieces on my social media profiles. 

All About You has a unique world music/folk-pop sound. Who or what influences you most as an artist, and what’s been on your recent playlist?

As an artist, my inspiration is a rich tapestry of various musicians and musical genres. I have a profound love for world music, and I’m captivated by the sounds of different cultures, from Native American music to Irish folk. I’ve been also listening to a lot of contemporary folk and indie artists who fuse various styles to create unique and captivating music.

Do you have any exciting plans for the upcoming months?

There are always exciting developments on the horizon, but my primary focus is on personal and artistic growth.

What can your audience expect from one of your live gigs, and why should they come to see you perform live?

Performing live is truly a passion of mine. While my opportunities to sing live have been somewhat limited due to my responsibilities as a parent, I’m eager to have more live performances in the future. Being live is a chance to be up close and personal with the music, where you can truly feel the energy and emotion in the air.

Do you have any UK tour dates in the pipeline?

At the moment, I haven’t actively considered it, since I’ve recently released just a few songs. However, building a solid repertoire of songs is a crucial step that I’m currently focused on. As soon as I have a more substantial collection of songs to offer, I’ll be eager to explore more opportunities.

Any closing words for your fans?

Your continued support and affection serve as the bedrock of my daily inspiration to keep creating. It’s the profound connection we’ve forged that truly enriches this artistic journey.

Speaking of unique connections, I had the honour of receiving lyrics as a heartfelt gift from a cherished fan named Marjo Gomez. I’ve lovingly woven those lyrics into a song that’s poised to grace your ears in January. It’s a testament to the beautiful and imaginative ways music unites us all. So, here’s to our exceptional bond, and I eagerly anticipate sharing more with you in the near future.