It was when I had hit a very low point in my life mentally. I found clarity and comfort in music, singing, songwriting and dreaming again. I had set the idea of a career in music aside after some discouraging bad experiences in the industry and different expectations of me. I’m so glad to be back at it now, it’s what ignites my soul! :)
I would say that my music is pages straight out of my journal.
These songs are my therapy and healing, so making music is a very intrinsically rewarding feeling to begin with. What also builds my confidence is the connection that others build with my songs or when they share with me how it’s helped, motivated, or hit them hard – that keeps me on track. Plus, I’m a big dreamer and find joy in that pursuit of goals and seeing visions through. So yes, a mix of all that is why I continue to make music.
It has to be the release of my debut single “Cloud 9” back in 2018. It means a lot to me, and forever will.
Whenever I feel inspired, it just sort of happens, either a melody pops in my head or some lines. I try to record the ideas on my phone or on the mic if I’m by my mic. When I’m not feeling too inspired that’s when I try to meditate a bit, listen to other music and instrumentals, I light some candles, dress cute, put some lipstick, perfume… anything that gets some type of mood or flow going. Get my mind going. I try to channel the energy I want for the session.
My most recent performance was with Last Seen Live here in Dubai, which is run by my good friend Pirlanta Toubba , who is also director of the music video of my latest release “Outpour”. It was a beautiful red curtain vintage vibes set up, the team on set was wonderful and I got to work with producer / engineer Bailouni, who I admire. I also got dressed in a gorgeous dress by Anomalous. Overall great vibes, I’m happy to have been part of it.
Liberating, energising and memorable! Performing live to an audience is so addictive as a high, it comes with this rush and excitement that’s unmatched. I love it! It’s also so interesting to see how my music is received and who I will be meeting or connecting with before or after the show.
I wrote “Outpour” at a time where I felt like I could be there to save my partner from himself and his patterns. I was juggling between being patient and understanding, uplifting and motivating or by trying to push him to open up to me. That would sometimes backfire and cause an outpour of emotions and toxic behaviours. I had this idea that love is sacrifice, I was way too invested for my own good to be honest.
What a tricky question. The answer will change based on the seasons and situations. I guess right now I would choose “B4WBU (Before We Break Up)” since I’m giving sad girl winter vibes on my latest release “outpour” and a few other tracks on the upcoming album. (Sorry not sorry.)
YES!!! Yes I can. “Outpour” is the first single from my upcoming debut album. The album is very much centered on my experience with a serious, long, long-distance relationship. There’s the good and the bad, the sweet and the sad. I really feel like I’m wearing my heart on my sleeve with this one…
Some messages are super touching. Someone once told me “your song “No Favours” helped me through depression”. Others have told me “I wake up to “Pillow Talk” it motivates me” or “You inspired me to write a song for my fiancé” for example. That’s crazy to me, because that’s the effects my favourite artists have on me. Wow.
I’m so honoured to be this month’s Regional Artist Spotlight! Thank you for supporting me forward on my journey and expanding the reach of my voice! It means so much to me.