In the vast and diverse world of metal, the Spanish band Dreamyth emerges as a captivating force, led by the extraordinary vocalist Andrea Carrero. With their debut album “Aletheia,” Dreamyth has unleashed an audacious journey that combines a mesmerizing blend of metal styles. Andrea’s ethereal voice resonates with the band’s name, effortlessly transporting listeners to a realm of dreams as she sings over music where heaviness intertwines with melody. In this interview, Andrea shares her insights into the band’s music and debut project, as well as some of her life experiences.
Hello, Andrea. I’m happy to be talking with you. How are you doing?
Hi! Thank you so much for being willing to talk to me, I feel like important hahaha, seriously, thank you for wishing to get to know me a little bit, both me and the group. And well, I’m doing great, non-stop working!
That’s great to hear! You have just released your new album “Aletheia”. How are you feeling about the reaction of your fans to it?
Well, I’m very happy and excited because overall the reactions have been very good. It’s true that there have been some haters, but well, you can’t please everyone, besides, this way we give more excitement hahaha.
How would you describe Dreamyth’s music to someone who hasn’t heard it before?
A heavy-melodic music that mixes old-school metal and modern music industry sounds, full of power and passion.
Lovely! What bands and musicians did you grow up listening to that have affected your approach to creating your own music?
I grew up with 90’s metal like Edguy, Avantasia, and Nightwish… This style of music is clearly shown in the album.
In order to get to know you better and from a different point of view, how about playing an imagination game? I will set a scenario in an alternate universe with new rules and see how you’d react to the different situations. Ready?
Wow interesting, come on, let’s go for it!
In a universe where you are the queen of a country, what would be the first law you’d make?
It’s complicated, but I would say that the first law I would make would be that the working day has 3 days of rest per week and 2 months of vacation hahaha I don’t know, I can’t think of anything, that there is no money and we charge with trade, that everyone can build a house? I don’t know
Interesting! In a universe where humans can choose either to be able to teleport from one place to another or travel back and forth in time, which superpower would you pick?
Teleport definitely, because I’m a person who spends a lot of time on public transport to go from one place to another, so it would be great for me.
In a universe where you’re the Statue of liberty, what object would you be holding instead of a torch?
A cat. It would be the remake of the lion king.
HAHAHA! That’s funny to imagine. In a universe where money does not exist, but instead, people pay for things by making other people laugh, how rich would you be considered?
Very rich indeed, at least less poor than now for sure hahaha
In a universe where the senses of taste and hearing are mixed up together, what food would you imagine your music would taste like?
Spanish omelet, because it’s my favorite food. My delight.
In a universe where a theme song plays whenever you wake up announcing the start of your day, what would your song be?
“Black Ninja” from Battle Beast, Noora Louhimo is one of my favorites singers.
Thank you for playing, Andrea! I hope you enjoyed this!
We live in an era where social media became essential for musicians to reach fans and promote their music. In your opinion, what are the cons and pros of social media having all that power in the music industry?
Well, the good thing about social media for music is that you reach the public more easily, it’s easier to promote yourself and to reach more people with your music. On the other hand, the cons I see are that in the end to do the work of promoting yourself on social networks you have to have a lot of patience, and it is a job that absorbs you and stresses you, I do not find it easy, if I simply if they talk to me more than two people is already a lot and it takes me a lot to respond, well imagine if I had to take social networks seriously hahaha otherwise another disadvantage is that you are more exposed. I defend the freedom of opinion, and if someone wants to make constructive criticism, welcome, but it is not usually so, people criticize and will offend, and that is seen a lot in social media, it seems to me that the work is not valued.
Very well said!
Have you ever faced any kind of sexism in your professional or personal life? How would you deal with sexist behaviour and what advice would you give young people around the world who face any kind of discrimination?
Yes, it is true that I have experienced some sexism, but more in my work. I am a physiotherapist and I have always come across someone who because I am a woman thinks that I can’t handle them, that I am not strong, or that I wouldn’t do the job like a man. In the end, I do my job and that’s it, if they don’t like it they can find someone else, I don’t care what they think. Then in the music industry, I have seen sexism, but I have not experienced it myself. I’m lucky to have a wonderful group in which we all support each other and we have no discrimination of any kind.
That’s indeed lucky. Thank you for sharing your experience and for giving us this interview, Andrea. Is there anything else you’d like to add?
Well, thank you so much, it was so fun! We would be happy to share more news with you on our social media so don’t hesitate, follow us! We are working 24/7 to do our best and offer you the music we love. Also, we are planning a lot of things for the future, stay tuned! Thanks for your support!
Being a feminist has been normalized as an irregularity through our patriarchal society, so I'd rather be called a "decent human" than a "feminist man". I breathe Metal and Rock and have a screwed-up sense of humour.