Shrinaya: My single is a genuine expression of who I am
CHASING A DREAM: Shrinaya
TALENTED teenager Shrinaya announced herself to the music industry with her recently released single Swag Bada Athra.
The British born 14-year-old from London is a trained singer and dancer, who has lived in five different nations. That natural flair for performance and global experiences has led her towards a dynamic debut that mixes commercial genres, including Hindi pop and urban. There are strong early signs the naturally gifted youngster will be one to watch out for.
Eastern Eye caught up with bright talent Shrinaya to discuss her song, future hopes, inspirations, and musical hero.
What first connected you to music?
When I was little, I used to love listening to Bollywood and Hindi songs that my parents used to play in the car and would sing along to them. My musical journey started from there.
Tell us about your debut song?
Swag Bada Athra is a representation of me. It is all about how I am chasing my dreams, about my travels abroad, about having fun as a young girl and most importantly, being myself.
Who are you hoping connects with this track?
I hope to connect with my young listeners and inspire them to dream and to be themselves.
How do you feel starting your journey as a singer?
I am very excited and feel this song will show the world what I am all about. I hope to encourage other young artists to turn their dreams into reality.
What can we expect next from you?
This is just the beginning! I have more songs I’m working on with Shaye and my mother.
Who would you love to work with in future?
It would be a dream come true to be able to work with Shreya Ghoshal. She’s been my inspiration since childhood and was my first love in music – her vocal skills are another level in the music industry and she is so down to earth, which makes her such a nice human.
Who is your musical hero?
I have so many inspirations, but Shreya Ghoshal has been my go-to inspiration and hero since childhood. I remember when I was only five years old, I went to a Shreya Ghoshal concert and she handed me the mic! Also, my two singing teachers (gurujis), Debjani ji and (currently) Jayeeta ji from GOAFAL Academy, who have trained me so much with my classical Indian singing.
What music dominates your own playlist?
I like a mix of different music from garage and r’n’b to Bollywood and Punjabi music.
What inspires you?
I’m inspired by so many people from my own family, especially my mother who is also my manager, and those that have taken the path less travelled and pursued their dreams.
Why do you love music?
I could not imagine a world without music. Music is an expression of so many emotions. It has the ability to make you laugh and cry at the same time. It’s more than just beats, rhythm and words. Music makes me happy when I am feeling low.
Why should we pick up your new single?
My new single is different, unique and a genuine expression of who I am. Buy my single and get to know who I am and what I represent.