We sat down with Olisha, who’s resurge in classic pop is turning heads, and alerting ears across the world.
Q: So, what first attracted you to music, what did you grow up with?
A: “I grew up listening to pop music…Backstreet Boys, Celine Dion, Kylie Minogue. I love the big choruses and beautiful melodies that you can’t get out of your head”.
Q: Did your upbringing have any influence on your music/performance?
A: “My Indian heritage has not affected the way I make or listen to music. I love listening to many genres of music from pop, r n b, hip hop to Punjabi and Bollywood music. Being Asian, I do get lots of support from my Asian community because we love to support someone who is trying to break boundaries of colour and do good in the world”.
Q: Is there an ultimate goal you aim to achieve with your music?
A: “With my music, I want to break down boundaries in the mainstream music industry and bring people together”.
Q: What does your song-writing process include, where do you draw inspiration from?
A: “It usually starts with lyrics, and melody in my head. Late at night is usually with I am at my creative best. I then grab a guitar or piano to structure what’s in my head and get the song together with the melody and lyrics. Then I take my composition to the studio and between myself and my producer, we bring the song to life”.
Q: And finally, what can you tell us about your current release?
A: “The project is self-funded and every aspect of my music is straight from my heart to you. I believe in myself. I believe in my dream. I believe in breaking down boundaries and making history through my music”.
Be sure to check out Olisha’s brand new release ‘Strangers’.