Ricky Garcia recently released his latest song, “All I Wanna Do” and we had the pleasure to celebrate it with him on set of a BELLO shoot! Handsome, kind, and talented, the young artist is climbing the ladder to success as he continues to release music that will have your hips swaying and head-bobbing! Also an actor, you can catch Garcia on set of “Finding Ohana,” which turned out to be a dream come true. Grateful for the love and support of his close ones and, of course, his fans, Ricky Garcia can’t wait to keep taking on the industry both through his music and acting! Stay tuned!
We were so happy to have celebrated the release of “All I Wanna Do” with a shoot! Can you tell us more about the song and the meaning behind it?
The song is a message of love. A romantic, intimate vibe you can listen to at any time. Truthfully whatever was going on in my life at the time just came out of me like a breeze. The meaning behind AIWD can be up for interpretation. But for me, it was about expressing to someone how much I wanted to be with them, around them, and experience life with them.
How were you feeling when you first woke up that morning knowing it was out? What did you hope your fans would feel?
I felt so relieved lol. So much work has gone into this music, I’ve been sitting on the song for almost two years. Honestly, I just wanted my fans to hear the raw authenticity that I put into this. I want them to feel comfortable, beautiful, and worthy of love.
Share with us your musical journey up until now. What has been a huge milestone throughout your career?
I don’t really know where to start. Getting my first taste of the stage and going up on X factor was really the beginning point and from there it was something that I always wanted more of. Going on the journey with FIYM was something I will always remember and cherish. Being on Disney Channel, performing on GMA, Arthur Ash, and Digi Fest (with Demi Lovato) was also crazy because she helped me move forward on X Factor, and then I was performing alongside her to my first massive audience. Way too many milestones to count. Grateful for each and everyone because they brought me here.
Looking back, what are some pieces of advice you would give yourself?
Don’t let people take advantage of you. I would say I was naive in the past, but it’s definitely something I’ve been able to learn from.
Describe to us your fashion style.
Put together but in a casual, relaxed way. Let’s just say I like to wear those sweats haha. John Elliot is a good style reference for me. He has those dope pieces that are fashionable, but super comfortable.
If you could describe yourself in a music genre, which would you pick and why?
Definitely RnB, I would say I was most influenced by those types of Artists growing up and that’s what I feel my music embodies.
What pushed you to be an actor? How was your experience on set of “Finding Ohana”?
Watching and studying some of my favorite shows and movies. It really started out as a dream not knowing what the future had in store.
Finding Ohana set was insane. It was beautiful. That was honestly a dream come true. You’re in Thailand working on a huge production for Netflix with some of the most talented people in the industry. Jude Weng is amazing and she made every day a blast. Such an amazing project to be a part of.
Share with us a moment on set that you will never forget.
I think just filming at one point and looking to my side and seeing the massive Thai Ocean. It was so stunning and in that moment I felt so connected to everything going on. I’ve never filmed that close to the water before. It was an incredible experience.
When faced with an obstacle, how do you usually go about overcoming it?
I pray about it first and get that initial moment of peace and clarity. Usually, from there the next steps will come and present themselves.
Message to your fans!
Thanks for staying true. Just remember we all have our good and bad days, but keep going, keep loving.
Talent RICKY GARCIA @realrickygarcia
Creative Direction ALEKSANDAR TOMOVIC @alekandsteph
Photography FRANZ MAHR @franzmars
Styling ROCIO VEGA @_rociovega
Grooming ARLEN FARMER @arlenjeremy
Interview by ALEXANDRA BONNET @alexbonnetwrites
Production @BELLOmediagroup x @maisonpriveepr_la x @alexbonnetwrites x PR ICON PR @icon_pr x @haileybailey0