An Interview With Asha Zee
A fresh new release from Asha Zee brings out a very Lush and ambient undertone pop single that bears tons of cinematic soundscape with massive synth pads and a vast atmosphere that turns out to be quite a catchy single.
"Dating For Heartbreak" certainly comes from an honest place because it feels authentic and genuine most likely branching out from personal experience but that is a big part of why the song holds so much truth and heart in the performance.
This one drifts and sways, swells, and builds with a perfected and dynamic subtlety that really helps showcase the artist's character and presence.
You get a strong youthful vibe from this one and there's so much passion and personality in the performance that it feels like it's a one-on-one right-in-your-face kind of release.
This is something that makes you want to see the artist live because you get a lot of that emotional drive that the song brings out stuck with you.
A beautiful and building single, "Dating For Heartbreak" presents a lot of really cool and forward-moving production as well that really helps the song push the envelope just slightly.
It all works really well as a whole piece and Asha is able to really showcase some of her incredible range vocally and how she puts forth so much heart in her performances.
In the end, you definitely get the feeling that you know this person a little bit better and I think that's part of what you're supposed to feel with a track like this.
When you get such a lush and flowing feeling from this release it gives you a great idea for the incredible youth and songwriters out there that are able to create music differently.
I think it's incredibly important to have songs and music that make you feel something and make you think even if it causes memories of your own to pop into your head at random, that's something that is effective.
That heavy-handed ambient sound is something that sticks throughout the song's course and lets you wash away with the whole thing.
With such a wonderfully woven single release, we wanted to have a sit down with Asha Zee to find out what this song was really about and what might be coming next for the artist.
Here's what happened.
Buzz Slayers: Okay Asha let's start with "Dating for Heartbreak"! This had a cinematic and impactful retro-pop undertone! How did this track come about?
Dating for Heartbreak was a song I wrote a couple years ago during lockdown with my best friend. It was the early hours of the morning, and we were talking about her ex-boyfriend which developed into her saying the phrase ‘Dating For Heartbreak’. I feel this phrase is relatable to many, so we continued the song and I still have the very rough first demo.
Buzz Slayers: How did this all start for you as an artist?
I was always interested in music, even from a young age. I had piano lessons from the age of 10, which I quit after a year and a half because ironically, I didn't like practicing! I had singing lessons from the age of 11, which I've continued to do over the years, progressing from classical songs to learning rock & pop songs. I now have a distinction in grade 6,7 and 8 vocals. My music journey properly flourished when I was still in primary school. This is when I met my now manager, David Payne. He inspired my whole class and gave us all the confidence to perform. It was at this point that I started to want a future in the music industry. What started as busking at the age of 12 has grown into regular gigs both as a solo artist and with my amazing band!
Buzz Slayers: What kind of things really inspire songs for you guys?
All experiences, good and bad.
Buzz Slayers: This single has some great styles on it! Can you give us some of your biggest influences musically?
I'm still only 16, so my musical influences change, however a big influence for this song was Tate Mcrae.
Buzz Slayers: What are you doing when you're NOT working on music?
I'm at college 3 days a week, the other 4 I'm either working with my manager, gigging or spending time with my boyfriend and family.
Buzz Slayers: Who's in your headphones right now?
I'm absolutely loving SZA at the moment. Recently I've started listening to Lizzy McAlpine too.
Buzz Slayers: Are you doing any live performances right now?
I have a launch party coming up on the 3rd march for my next song release, anymore. I also have a couple other gigs lined up for the end of february and throughout march.
Buzz Slayers: Did you record yourself or hit a big studio for this?
For this song, we recorded it while covid was still a pretty big thing, so we recorded it in my manager's home studio which worked perfectly and still sounded professional.
Buzz Slayers: What can your fans expect from you in the near future?
They can expect a new song the first Friday of each month, with each song showing my development as an artist.
Buzz Slayers: Before we go, what would you like to say to fans of the music?
Thank you for supporting me and streaming my songs! I love talking to you so please DM me. :)