"Metamorfosis is definitely one of this year’s best albums". - Tattoo
Part of the Latinx music movement called AlterLatino, emerging Venezuelan-born Ecuadorian-Chilean indie-folk singer-songwriter Oriana Setz combines Latin American and world folklore with eclectic, wide-ranging, and soothing vocals, resulting in a gently commercial sound that aims at healing people and advocating for social progress. Her dramatic musical arrangements with glimpses of Jazz and Lo-Fi productions are mixed with lyrics that talk about politics, self-empowerment, and the human condition poetically and visually.
Growing up influenced by different music styles ranging from R&B, English pop ballads, folk metal, and Latin American trova, Oriana went on to studying music with a full four-year scholarship at Berklee College of Music, where she graduated with honors in 2018. Her time spent living, studying, and performing in Boston and Spain, and later working in LA, have enriched both her musical taste and life perspective. Some of these experiences informed her bilingual album Metamorfosis (2020), which describes the painful yet inevitable process of becoming a different version of oneself. Her music has been described as early Norah Jones and Fiona Apple. For fans of Birdy, Florence and the Machine, and AlterLatinas singer-songwriters such as Natalia Lafourcade, Camila Moreno, and Shakira in her beginnings.
A Mediterranean Music Institute Achievement Award and Scholarship (2018) awardee and recipient of The Akademia Music Awards for Best Original/Latin Song and Best Cover/Pop Song (2016), Oriana has also been a participant and co-organizer of Festival Canción Sin Fronteras (Baja California, Mexico, 2019) and a performer at various social care settings in the US, Spain, and Ecuador. A musician entrepreneur, Oriana is currently working on the production and recording of new music, as well as the production of her music videos.
“Oriana Setz combines her Ecuadorian singer-songwriter skillset with authenticity, healing, and illumination…” Amy Nicole, Acronym (USA), February 3, 2020, https://acronymofficial.com/oriana-setz-releases-new-album-metamorfosis/
“Her voice is evocative and passionate, her songs empowering and wise” Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros, NoHoArtsDistrict (USA), January 27, 2020, http://nohoartsdistrict.com/entertainment-all/album-reviews/item/6836-oriana-setz-metamorfosis-album-release
“Out of all the releases I have heard so far this year, Oriana Setz’s Metamorfosis is without a doubt the most consistent and strongest so far” Punchland (USA), https://www.punchland.com/music/review-oriana-setz-metamorfosis/
“…one of the deluxe vocalists extant…” Randall Radic, Tattoo (USA), January 21, 2020, https://www.tattoo.com/blog/oriana-setz-release-plush-metamorfosis-january-24/