Here at The Lowdown, we love introducing our readers to new, up-and-coming talent that we highly recommend checking out. In this article, we introduce you to ABISHA, who has unveiled her new single 'Everything Falls Into Place,' featuring fellow London artist, Double S. The single is the ultimate summer anthem, anchored with up-temp production and effervescent synths that underpin the optimism conveyed in the lyrics. Creating a celebratory dynamic with her latest release, she is definitely one to watch out for!
"'Everything Falls Into Place' is one of my favourite songs I've ever written! It marks a really happy and pivotal time in my life, which is reflected by the vibe of the track! Working with Double S was so much fun. He brought such a vibrant energy to the track and we connected instantly in the studio."
We had the chance to speak with ABISHA about her new single, her musical influences and more. Keep reading to check out what she had to say!
Welcome to The Lowdown. Please introduce yourself to our readers.
"I'm ABISHA and I'm a singer/song-writer living in London."
You have recently released your new single, 'Everything Falls Into Place.' What has it been like for you to get new music released?
"Releasing my last single 'Home To You' was amazing. It felt so good to put out such a feel good song. It marked a huge shift in both my personal life and my music journey. It's also just so exciting to have new music out in the world, which expresses my authentic self."
Your prior single was immensely well received. Does that put an element of pressure on future releases?
"I think it definitely creates a sense of pressure for me internally. It's always an anxious time putting a song out and seeing whether people actually like it or can relate to it, so when it is well received, it's such an elating and reassuring feeling. The success of 'Home To You' definitely sets a bar for future releases, because I'll always aim to match that or top it. Naturally, I want each song that I release to be more successful than the last as I continue to build an audience and a platform."
Going back to your roots, how did you first get into music?
"I began performing at at the age of three. I was part of a dance school and then began singing and acting shortly after. When I was fifteen, I asked my Mum for a guitar for my birthday and I began writing songs. I really found myself through that. Song-writing is such a therapeutic and relaxing outlet for me."
Who would you say are your musical influences?
"My musical influences change all the time, so I always find it so hard to answer that question. I look up to artists who are diverse in their music and who's albums all showcase a range of genres and styles. I think the person who does that best is Rihanna. You can't limit her to just one genre or categorise her as an artist because she's experimented with everything and done it so well. Right now, I'm obsessed with Koffee, and can definitely see myself delving into my Jamaican roots and trying some inspiration from reggae music for my next songs."
Following on from the previous question, do you feel that your musical influences have an impact on the music that you write, record and produce?
"I think I naturally take inspiration from certain artists who I'm listening to at the time that I'm writing. I also believe that I look up to other artists who haven't been afraid to be their authentic selves in the past, before it was acceptable to do so. This, and stepping into my authentic self, has definitely allowed me to be more open and honest with my music."
Is there anything in particular that you would most like to achieve throughout your music career?
"I would love to travel, playing my music to people all over the world and for them to feel seen and heard by it. I just want my music to make people feel good."
Is there any specific message you want to be conveyed through your music?
"The main message that I hope to convey through my music is that it's okay to be exactly who you are, love whoever you want to love and look however you want to look! For so long, we have been oppressed by backwards views and laws and other people governing who it's okay to love. I want people to feel safe to be their authentic self. I want them to feel represented and have people to look up to, so that they realise that they can achieve their dreams!"
What else does 2022 have in store for you that you can tell us about?
"2022 is an exciting year for me, because I'm releasing my second EP! It's a whole body of music that is so true to me and that I really love."
Finally, do you have a message for all of your supporters?
"Be unapologetically yourself!"
ABISHA's new single 'Everything Falls Into Place' is out now and is available to purchase and stream through stream through all major music purchasing and streaming outlets.
By Rachel Dempster