What is your name?
What is your genre of music?
Give us a little bio about you.
I was born and raised in Amsterdam, I’m a 90s kid and music is my everything.
What made you go into music?
I never thought about it like that. To me getting into music is something that happened naturally I just followed my passion.
Are you a signed artist?
Yes, I’m signed to a dutch music company called Artifex11
You released your new single ‘Missin’ Out’, tell us more about the single.
Missin Out’ is a type of record you’d play to boost your self-esteem while moving on from a break-up. It has a catchy melodic vibe and sing-able chorus to it. It’s pretty much a song about all the f**k boys that missed out on me!
What is the meaning behind ‘Missin’ Out’
It’s about overcoming a break-up and finding the confidence and strength back within yourself.
Describe the track in two words.
Confident & Sexy
listen to Missin Out
What was the writing process like?
I recorded the song in LA and wrote it together with Marquis (Sheldon Grant). We go way back so the writing process was organic. We just vibed to the beat and came up with a concept pretty quickly.
What was the recording process like?
The recording process was cool, the energy in the room was on chill vibes. I always like to have a comfortable space and tea before I record, thats like my zen moment.
Who did you work with on the single?
I worked with Crzy, who’s responsible for the production. Marquis, he co-wrote “Missin Out” , Sauce Miyagi engineered the session and Tony Verduld mixed and mastered the record.
Will we see an EP or Album this year?
Right now i’m just focusing on releasing singles. But I definitely want to release an EP as well in the near future.
Do you have any shows coming up and If so where will you be heading?
Shows are in the works, you can find the upcoming dates on my website soon.
What else can we expect in Early 2020?
I’m going to release lots of new music and music videos, which i’m super excited about! The audience will definitely get to experience different sides of me this year.
Do you have any collaborations coming up with any up coming artists?
Not yet, but definitely open to it
Would you be up for collaborations if other musicians wanted one with you? and who would they have to contact?
Nora Khawaja : Info@sugarpopshop.nl
Do you play any instruments?
Just some basic keyboard chords
Who are your influences?
The most influential people in my life have always been the people closest to me. My family is small but supportive. My parents taught me and my sisters a strong work ethic- to aim high, work hard and value your relationships. My family hold the opinions I trust the most. They constantly inspire me to achieve.
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
I mostly get inspiration from my personal experiences in life and from things that are close to me.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
In 5 years, I hope to look back and be grateful to have hit records on the Billboard charts. I’d also love to have done an American / European music tour and just continue to make great music and enjoy life. Hopefully I’ll be coming off the road to a few kids and a loving husband as well.
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
I like to hang out with my friends and family in my free time and just enjoy each others presence, watching movies, enjoying great food and drinks.
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
Growing up in a mixed household I got to experience different cultures of music. So there wasn’t really one specific song that influenced me to get into the music scene, but more so inspired by all the diverse sounds.
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
Nothing is impossible
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
I would say stay true to yourself, be patient and persistent.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
If something is meant for you, nobody can stop or change that no matter what.
Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?
Amsterdam City, the coffee-shops and the red light district.
Your coming off tour;
1/ Where do you go first? Home! to my family and loved ones
2/ Who do you see first? My dogs Chopito, Noodle en Hayley they are my babies.
3/What do you eat first? Chicken Tajine, my favorite Moroccan dish.
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
My cellphone, charger, lipgloss, gum and shmoney