By Frank Bell
Amsterdam-based enchanting RnB artist Noha Saré unveils a slice of sleek and sultry yet emotive modern-pop bliss called Lost, which is lifted from her forthcoming EP due later this year. Noha’s sweetly soulful offering comes with an aptly stunning video.
Who are some of your biggest musical inspirations and why?
When I look back I think Aretha Franklin is the reason I started singing. When I was about 6 years old, I heard “natural women” for the first time. It was way over my head but I couldn’t stop listening to it and singing her songs felt so so good. I was a little drama queen and I took myself very seriously haha. Initially, I only focused on singing, but for a couple of years, writing has my focus as well. I can give you a big list of names, but if I had to pick two I would say James Blake and Frank Ocean are big inspirations.. my heart skips a beat when I listen to their music.
What was the first album you bought?
Survivor by Destiny’s Child.
What are some non-musical inspirations that motivate your music?
Mostly stuff I go through personally, but I also get a lot of inspiration from the people around me. It can be a conversation I have with a stranger or just two people talking in the subway.. or a very awkward situation.. (I have come to appreciate these more and more haha)I often carry a notebook with me and my phone is full of voice memos and screenshots.
Tell us about your new single ‘LOST’
One evening my brother sent me a sick beat and I couldn’t stop listening to it! It was in the middle of the night and I dunno what happened but it really got to me.. We were both really hyped and a few days later we finished the idea of the song. It almost felt like a trance.. I was in a somewhat darker space at the time and the song really helped me to sort some things out for myself.
What have you got lined up for 2021?
Our EP release is planned at the end of this year and hopefully we can perform live again by that time! We worked so hard on this one…and it’s still kinda unreal that we can almost share it with the world!
Photo by Kick van Doorn