Alfa Garcia, more popularly known as “Alfa“, is an upcoming folk pop singer/songwriter who’s got the right melodies to spark a good mood from anybody who’s been through a rough day. I just love the way her songs are embedded with the perfect blend of smart lyrics and a feel good vibe. Kind of reminds me of Yeng Constantino, Fil-Am style.
A Filipino native of Mindanao, Alfa’s a musician at heart who grew up in New York City, the melting pot of all art enthusiasts. Being born to audiophile parents, Alfa had a quick start to discovering her musical prowess when she joined the Children’s Orchestra Society of New York. She learned how to play the guitar, ukelele, violin and piano, which is really admirable as I’ve given up on those a long time ago. She also bagged the grand prize for Kollaboration Acoustic 2009, which is granted to talented young Asian-American artists. She’s been in the industry for quite a while getting on a few gigs here and there, posting videos on Youtube and creating her own label. It has only been, I think, in her latest album entitled “World Go Blue” that she finally got her break. Her songs have been featured in E’s Keeping Up with the Kardashians and MTV’s Friendzone. Her debut album has also been included in the CMJ Top 200 National Airplay Radio charts (#123, not too bad) as well as in the Top 100 College Radion Charts (#65).
“I spend so much time being observant of
the world around me, just being amazed at being alive,
at the little quirks of daily existence.
I feel like I could write a lot of songs on the
most random things I’m curious about.”
– Alfa Garcia on an interview at MochiMag
Here’s the video I have been playing over and over again this day and probably the next few days. I love the direction they put in this video, about a girl serenading guys then murdering them after. It’s a classic story of a ukelele siren on the loose. Enjoy!