She is a Netherlands based songstress who’s ready to make her presence known with the release of her self-titled debut. We are happy to introduce you to a talented musician – Sharmila!
[Blaster] Thank you for your time! What music did you grow up listening to?
Sharmila: In my childhood i listened to many artists from the ´80s and ´90s and when artists did sing and dance both it really got my attention. I loved artists like ´Janet Jackson, Madonna and Paula Abdul´, but also listened to other artists who were in the charts at that time.
[Blaster] How did you become involved in music production?
Sharmila: In my childhood i was always busy listening to music and dancing every day until i couldn´t stop. I started writing my own songs.
[Blaster] How would you describe your musical style?
Sharmila: Pop music but i can switch to different styles, it depends on the song i wrote. My 2nd album ´DNA Damage´is delayed, but it´s coming up and it has a new sound.
[Blaster] Who writes your songs?
Sharmila: I write all my songs.
[Blaster] Is there a hidden meaning in your music?
Sharmila: When you listen to my lyrics i think that you will know the meaning. The theme of the song and album ´DNA Damage´ is because they caused me some serious DNA Damage! All the time!
[Blaster] Do you collaborate with other musicians? What is that process?
Sharmila: First i would like to finish my own projects and after that, lets see..
[Blaster] What skills have you learned that will help you in your music career?
Sharmila: To manage things myself as an independent artist.
[Blaster] Do you have a record label? Are you a member of any music organization?
Sharmila: I´m an independent artist.
[Blaster] Where do you find your artistic inspiration?
Sharmila: My inspiration comes from my life experiences and i have a lot to talk about. I´m also inspired by just thinking about the universe. And my daughter Tanisha who died on April 3rd will always be my inspiration, in everything i do music or not music.
[Blaster] What are the main topics for most of your songs? Do you think topics will change overtime?
Sharmila: My 2nd upcoming album is about my life experiences and the universe. How my daughter and me had to deal with racism in Holland is quite unbelievable, so i have a song about racism too. Topics can always change, it depends on what´s happening in my life.
[Blaster] What are you working on right now? Did you release something in the past?
Sharmila: In the past i released my album ´Sharmila´, a few singles and my 2nd album ´DNA Damage´ is delayed but is coming up. I also wrote a few songs about my daughter Tanisha who died on April 3rd because of unsafe tapwater, these songs are coming up too.Tanisha had some ideas for her own projects, so i´ll try to finish that for her. Soon you can hear her voice on Spotify.
[Blaster] What do you feel is the best song you ever released and why?
Sharmila: ´DNA Damage´, because it´s a personal song.
[Blaster] Who are you inspired by?
Sharmila: I recently lost my 25 year old daughter Tanisha, she´s in heaven now. Tanisha will always be my inspiration.
[Blaster] At the end of the day, what do you hope people take away from your music?
Sharmila: From my songs i hope they remember my lyrics and message and that my songs makes them feel good.
[Blaster] Would you like to give any message to your fans?
Sharmila: Thanks for listening.
[Blaster] Feel free to share your contact information for possible collaborations with musicians and social networks links, so fans can follow your work and access your music.
Sharmila: I’m really active on social networks, I always answer to everybody.
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