I started singing at 4 years old. Music was always around me; my dad played the drums and my mom had a beautiful voice and she used to sing to me all the time.
This is always tough to answer. I feel that my life experiences mold my sound. It has many influences. I’d say it’s a collective of hip hop, soul, pop with a hint of the Middle East.
Firstly, releasing my own solo singles like “Hold my Cup”, “Valentino Rossi” and “Yeah” – which was a top 50 song in the German charts. I’m also really proud of my collaborations with the likes of K-Pop sensation, Oh my Girl and renowned German DJ Kianu Silva on “Rocket Ride”, Multi-Platinum DJ/Producer Topic with “Talk to Me” and the creator of the 90s classic “Blue” Gabry Ponte along with MOTi with “Oh La La”.
Everything I write is about my personal experiences. I collect sounds and words from the world around me. There’s inspiration in everything. I prefer to work directly with creatives in a studio, but during the pandemic I had to compromise and use Zoom more.
I really enjoyed my live performance at the Dubai Jazz festival in 2017, when I opened up for the great Mariah Carey. I also performed live at college campuses in Beirut as well as various events and clubs in Berlin and Toronto. We were working on plans to tour North America before the pandemic hit, we’re resuming plans as we speak.
Thank you for asking, I just released my latest single “Heartbeat”. This one felt really good, especially during the making of the video for “Heartbeat” I felt like I was that 9- and 15-year-old performing on stage. That was that girl, that’s the artist, Mougleta. I channeled that energy into this video. This was as close as it gets to who I am. Also, if you’d like to know; I got some of my inspiration for this song from “Edge of Seventeen” by Stevie Nicks and Scarface!
Yes, I’m thankful for the opportunity to be working on projects with at least three major international artists right now. I can’t disclose too much information, but let’s say it’s going to be a busy and very exciting summer.
It’s always humbling to be recognized in the region where it all started. I’m truly grateful for the opportunity and I’m looking forward to touring the region soon.
I’m going to give you genres and eras rather than songs! Here goes…