Rita Morar: Good Signs for the future


by PRIYA MULJI TALENTED singer/songwrit­er Rita Morar wanted to share a raw emotive piece of music, and ended up producing a 30-second demo for Soundcloud. She then approached Oman-based producer Sound Shikari to collaborate, and the result is the stunning new sin­gle Signs. Eastern Eye caught up with Rita to find out more… What inspired your new single? Inspiration for Signs came from going through change and ac­cepting closure. Change isn’t easy; sometimes we don’t want things to end. We look for signs to keep hope; sometimes it guides, but sometimes it gives us an indirect answer. What was the biggest challenging in making the song? Whether to add more lyrics! In the end, we decided to focus on adding more music, espe­cially the sarangi (a string in­strument), to help bring out the sensitivity in the song. Sound Shikari approached the song compassionately and I connected with it instantly. Who are you hoping connects with this track? Anyone that loves EDM cine­matic music with a down tem­po beat. I also hope this song gives strength to those in diffi­cult times; to help bring out emotion that it is okay to have hope, but also recognise that sometimes closure is good too. What can we expect next? I shall be singing on Hussain Manawer’s next release Homemade. I had the op­portunity to support him at the prestigious Jazz Ca­fé, which was thrilling. I have a track called Dis­tant Memory with Drifta and am working on others. I have also set up a web-blog called Music Heals, which is in its early stages. I found there is a gap in our community on how music can help individuals, so I will help to explore further. What music dominates your playlist? Jorja Smith’s album is stunning; I found out that Nitin Sawhney even…

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