She already toured with Frank Hamilton, performed at renowned venues such as Scala in London and is only at the beginning of her promising career as a singer and songwriter: Sasha. Her touching lyrics and organic melodies remind of the sound of Regina Spektor and Bon Iver who are also her biggest inspirations. After her new single Gracious got premiered via The Line Of Best Fit the other day I had the chance to get in touch with the ambitious artist and ask her about her future plans, her aspirations and much more. Read below!
Your single Gracious is set to be released on March 31st- did you have certain influences or inspirations for writing the track and filming the visuals?
I try not to be too dependent on personal events for writing lyrics, but I would say that for Gracious it was based on how I was feeling at the time. But mostly when writing, I’ll start with a title or an interesting lyric and then come up with a concept that would fit, writing to that. I also find that when I start liking a new artist or band’s music, I’ll instantly want to start writing, taking inspiration from their music.
We only really met by chance- I was on the tube with my keyboard on my way to a gig and he approached me because he needed a keyboard player for his shows- so a few months later I ended up supporting and playing with him at Scala. It was also the first tour I’ve ever done, so it was a really cool experience.
So I’m releasing three singles this year, Gracious being the first. I wanted it to be the introductory track for a more produced project. The next few releases are more upbeat, but in that same blend between organic and electronic sounds.
Listen to Gracious here: It got released via Lemon Zen Collective