She has mainly written film/TV scores and songs for other artists, but since being selected in 2015 by Brit award singer-songwriter Beth Orton to write with and perform at her UK show, Forero decided to become her own artist and record her own songs in her gutsy Indie/Folk style with Latino influences.
The songstress is also a bestselling author, having co-written the book on her mothers extraordinary life “The Girl With No Name“, for which National Geographic made the feature documentary “Woman Raised By Monkeys“. Having spent several months filming out in Colombia, Vanessa Forero re-connected to her Latin roots and was exposed to a whole new music scene there, all of which inspired her to produce songs with upbeat rhythms on Colombian skin-drums and other South American instruments.
Vanessa Forero is a skilled multi-instrumentalist as well as a producer, composer, arranger and vocalist. She is also passionate about working with women in the industry and uses as many girls where possible, from the percussionists to the music-video directors.
Her self-produced debut EP ‘From The Uproar’ was release March 2016. Her new single ‘Same Boat‘ is a song about those times when you want something but timing has the last say, “same boat different tide.” The song features playfully played native Latin instruments like the charango, cuatro, Colombian hand drums, even a real marimba for some watery ripples.