Born and raised in the Bronx, with her roots reaching back to Mexico, Selines Ruiz is a singer-songwriter and musician creating songs full of feelings. Selines was drawn to music at a very young age while seeing her cousins at guitar lessons. As a result, at 13 years old, she started noticing her talent and exploring it. She knew she wanted to be a musician.

At 18 years old, Selines uses her music to channel her emotions in poetry verses, accompanied by subtle guitar chords and a delicate voice “full of feelings,” as she describes her music. She admires other singer-songwriters like; Ed Maverick, Kevin Kaarl, and Natalia Lafourcade. Classical Music, Boleros like Los Panchos, and Jazz are genres that help her to relax and focus— elements she relies upon in her creation process. She spends her free time writing poetry and crafting songs in her bedroom.

Selines is a promising artist that plays with her heart on the guitar. Her songs talk about love and heartbreak, balanced by a hopeful tune that makes the listener feel everything will be fine. As part of the new generation of Latin artist who chooses Spanish for art, Selines looks to connect with her Latin roots through her music.

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Events featuring Selines

Mar 15, 2023
8:30pm — 8:45pm
Presented by
DEL Records x Marca Única
Bronx, NY
Professional Connections
Selines is seeking the following:
  • Brand Partnership
  • Publishing