Hello NADIA, thank you very much for finding the time to answer our questions. Where did we catch you today?
I’m sitting at home writing lyrics today, with a cup of peppermint tea and one of my little birds on my lap. He’s always keeping me company whilst I work!
How is your week going so far, what did you get up to?
This week I’ve been in the studio writing and recording new music which will be out in the next few months. I’ve also been working on making TikToks this week.. I love making lifestyle and music content.
What are your go-to songs for this Summer?
A few of my favourite songs right now which have such fun summery vibes are ‘Rush’ by Troye Sivan, ‘Free Yourself’ by Jessie Ware and I absolutely love ‘Tattoo’ by Eurovision winner Loreen.
What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome since becoming an artist?
I think one of the biggest challenges and I’m sure a lot of other artists feel the same, is posting content online. Especially showing behind the scenes content of my music and the process of creating each song. I can be so engrossed in the project that I completely forget to pick up my phone. That’s something I’m definitely trying to get better at!
How did you get involved with your record label Sound Ballistics Music & Publishing?
Ben at Sound Ballistics contacted me many years ago when he worked for another record company but I didn’t feel it was the right time to sign. We kept in contact however and when he reached out last year it felt like it was all meant to be. I signed to his own Record Label ‘Sound Ballistics’ and it’s the best decision I could have ever made. Ben has helped me so much over the last year to grow an audience and I’m very grateful for all his work and support.
How did your latest single ‘Love Victim’ come about?
I was contacted by Black Studios in Belfast about recording a track with them. They had the music recorded for Love Victim and from there, I wrote my lyrics and we recorded. It was a great project to be a part of and I really enjoyed working with Jordan and the producers.
‘Love Victim’ features a fellow Northern Irish artist Jordan Adetunji, how did you initially link up?
Jordan was also contacted by Black Studios to be a part of the project. Jordan is a very talented artist so it was brilliant to work with him on the track and see it all come together.
What are some other Northern Irish musicians you would like to shed some light on?
Northern Ireland has some amazing artists right now. A few female artists I’d love to mention are Becky McNiece, Rwanda Shaw, RUE, Dena Anuk$a and Sasha Samara. Be sure to check them all out!
What is your latest single ‘Every Step’ about?
Every Step was such a fun track to work on with my dad. It’s an upbeat pop song with an 80s sound. The lyrics tell a story of meeting someone on the dance floor, love at first sight and dancing the night away. It’s was a fun one to perform at my last gig with Breaking Sound in Dublin earlier this year.
What else do you planned for this year?
I’m working on quite a few different tracks right now so I’ll be finishing them all off this year which is exciting… and planning ahead for some more gigs and music videos!