Hey Malsi:) You gearing up to release your new album! What do you hope your supporters will think of the new music? & What do you hope they’ll get from hearing your new songs?
I think they’ll hear more structure and more deliberation in the music; my last album was more experimental. I think it’ll be a surprise for some, but a nice taste of what’s to come.
Can you tell us the backstory of the new album? Is it from a real experience?
It definitely pulls from experiences I’ve had over the past few years. It’s a culmination of emotions and moments in my life especially over the past year.
What does this album mean to you?
It means change and personal growth, and it’s an ode to myself welcoming it, eventually, with open arms.
Can you spill any details on what your supporters can look forward to from you?!?
I’m dropping another single called LA LUNE, this Friday actually. It’s a very unique one from the album, definitely a standout.
What’s it feel like to be releasing your own original music?
It’s scary and exciting at the same time. Over time, however, I’d say it’s more fun and exciting. I feel more connected to my personal evolution, and my fans, more than ever.
Will there be a music video for any of your new singles? If so, can you tell us about the concept of the video 🙂
Hopefully yes, but I am keeping that under wraps for now.
What’s been the pros and cons of sharing your life on social media?
Pros are it keeps everyone up to date, obviously. But I tend to keep it professional so that makes things easy. Cons are sometimes I get creepy or inappropriate messages. When that happens I just ignore/block.
Is there anyone you want to thank that’s helped you get to where you are today?
My parents, first and foremost. They introduced me to music and convinced me to keep on going as a kid. Without them pushing me forward, before I realized I wanted to make music my career, I wouldn’t be where I am today.
What do you want your message to be towards your fans? What do you want your fans to take away from your music and shows?
I just want them to feel something with my music, and hopefully generate more compassion and love in their daily actions. Even sad songs can be oddly uplifting; like a reminder about what it means to be present.
Are you planning any shows to promote your new music?
At the moment, I’m rehearsing for live performances, yes.
What is it like performing in front of your fans?
Nerve-racking at first, almost always, but I loosen up eventually.
What do you want your supporters to know that you think is important?
My Bengali roots heavily influence my music. I think it’s important for people to embrace their roots and heritage.
What’s something your fans don’t know about you?
If I didn’t fall in love with singing, I would have gotten into drums.
Many of your supporters are starstruck when they meet you? Have you ever been starstruck?
I remember this adorable couple who came to my first show at The Mint. They had found me on Spotify and told me after I played they were so excited to meet me. That felt amazing, I still remember how incredibly sweet they were. And yes, The Suffers pulled me up on stage to sing with them at one of their shows at the Echo this year – I was definitely starstruck (and honored).
What do you want your fans to know if they ever see you in public?
Just say hi.
Is there anyone in the music business you are dying to meet?
I’d love to meet Sia. I find her incredibly interesting and unique, especially in her career trajectory.
Why do you think social media is so important for artists like yourself?
Social media is a free way to get the word out about who you are and what you stand for. It can also be fun. But, it is by no means the only way to self-promote.
What would you say is your biggest dream/goal right now?
I want to tour the world someday. It would be amazing to play live across the globe.
Any last things you want to tell your supporters?
That I’m always thankful for them.
I appreciate everyone who listens to my music.
Thank you so much for taking the time to do this interview!