So I have a brand new favourite female singer.
Her name? Nabiha
Her music is beyond infectious.
It’s that blend of retro pop soul that we’ve come to know and love from artists like Amy Winehouse, Duffy and Janelle Monae and it’s fun, upbeat and ridiculous catchy.
Like dance around the room with a hairbrush in your hand and lip synching to the songs catchy. Yes I so totally did that.
Born the eldest of six brothers and sisters, Nabiha’s musical beginnings flourished in her home with music, dancing and singing. Nabiha’s strong positive female image was vastly inspired at home as well, “I grew up with a welcoming, loving, strong Mother and Grandmother figures who taught me a lot, I was constantly inspired by love and people around me, I feel lucky.”
As a young girl, Nabiha explored music at school by taking lessons in various instruments until the encouragement of a teacher led her to try singing, her first performance a hit, shortly followed by experiments in various genres of music including an all female ska band, rock, jazz, urban, r&b and electronic/house.
All of which are woven into the fabric of her music today.
A very private person, Nabiha enjoys connecting with her fans through her music; expressing feelings through her lyrics can have an impact on another person, they identify with a situation or a feeling when they listen.
One of Nabiha’s favorite moments of connecting is being on stage while fans sing her lyrics from the audience. During “Deep Sleep” that connection gets very personal when fans sing an African lullaby Nabiha’s Mother used to sing to her as a child.
Nabiha is very proud of both her Danish and African heritages, she tries to stay connected to Africa and visits as frequently as possible. “The way people care for each other in Africa is inspiring, happy, positive, they share what little they have with you, everyone should try to visit in their lifetime.”
In February 2010, Nabiha released her debut album Cracks to critical acclaim. More Cracks, the revamped re-release came out in September of 2011. “Deep Sleep,” the first single from the album, premiered on MTVU and was named “Song of the Day” on international tastemaker site Popjustice.
I love her and her music x 1000. And the best news is she’s back in the studio recording a new album that will be out later this year.
In the meantime get to know Nabiha…you’ll be finding a spot on your iPod for her THAT I guarantee.
Never Played The Bass