Less than a year ago, Vella (aka Gabriella Valdes) was rehearsing for her high school musical in Tampa. But when the pandemic put the play on hold, the 17-year-old made other performing plans. “I thought, let me download TikTok and post some covers,” she explains. “I didn’t care about going viral; I just wanted to put my music out there.” Vella ended up doing both: In less than a year, Gabriella’s gained over two million followers, and now, she’s premiering the music video for her debut single with YSBnow.
And “Sky Without Stars” is an absolute bop. “I am so excited for my fans to hear this song, and to watch the music video,” she tells us. “It has an empowering message of staying true to yourself and finding power within yourself. I don’t need a significant other to make me happy. I have myself and that is all I need. I hope this song inspires listeners to find that feeling within themselves and realize that they do not need to stay in situations that bring them down. Put your foot down and move on. You are better off without that person!”
After listening to “Sky Without Stars,” you’ll agree that the sky’s the limit for Vella: