SVE Doesnt like what she sees

New Face On The Music Horizon

Svetla Dionissieva is a fresh new artist on the music horizon. She is the person behind the lyrics, music and voice of “Like What You See” that was released last month. I invited her to answer a few questions for Popara and she returned the favour by inviting me to her place. Her family name is a tribute to the Greek God of wine Dionysus, so we drank wine accordingly. She actually offered homemade raspberry wine, I made some tipsy photos for the article. It was an amazing experience for me to meet her, and now it’s your turn.

She played and sang for me (and for you). There is a video on my Instagram

What is the difference between SVE and Svetla Dionissieva?

There is no difference between SVE and Svetla Dionissieva.

No, that’s not true. SVE is a couple of years younger and far more outgoing. Svetla has turned into a sociopath lately. It’s alright, I keep the balance.

SVE has a wide collection of  vinyl pieces at her home, and I felt like a child in Disneyland


“Like What You See” is your first single. Was it always in the plan to make music?

I don’t know if there was a plan in the first place. The truth is I had a hard time deciding what I wanted to do with my life and there was (and still is) a fair bit of wandering because I’ve always liked so many different things, from painting and dancing to physics and carpentry, I’m all over the place. But ever since I was a child I’ve had a very strong connection with music, my first memory in life is my first piano lesson, and

“I would totally be lying if I say it was not my childhood dream to be a rock star.”

We’ll see how that goes.

Her vibe really is of a child rock star, so maybe she will keep making us happy with good music. Or at least hopefully.

The lyrics of “Like What You See” contain a strong message. Who is it for?

I would like to say the message is for everyone. Let’s face it though- it’s only for the ones who’d listen.


Is it difficult to be an artist in Bulgaria?

I think it’s difficult to be anything in Bulgaria. No path is easy in our country, but it takes an extra effort to be an ARTist in the true meaning of the word- making art that has meaning, that has the power to change the world, or at least- your little world.

“Some people lose their ideals in their pursuit of popularity, and I think that’s sad; being famous does not equal being an artist.”

I wouldn’t dare call myself an artist yet, I’m a bit afraid of that word, I think it’s precious and should be used with caution.

How can people start liking what they see?


I don’t know, there’s no recipe.  Our lives here in Bulgaria specifically lack beauty in every meaning of the word- from the urbanscape to the interactions between people, everything is falling apart, and it’s like we’ve become accommodated to all that decay surrounding us. And for me, receiving aesthetic pleasure from the world around me is very important; I would love to live in a clean, tidy city with beautiful sidewalks and roads (yes, this has lately proven relevant) and historic buildings that are being taken care of,  and all those little things that make the cities abroad so lovely.

“But I think change starts from within, everyone needs to take care of their own little mess before we can see the change in society.”

A good starting point is just being kinder to people. It creates a chain reaction.



When should we expect your next project?


I am working on something new, I hope I can present it soon.  I’m a perfectionist and I don’t like to rush things through, and that being said – no release date yet! 🙂


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