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Fast Five: Anisa



When did you begin making music, and did you ever ponder a different career?

I started my musical career with classical piano lessons and then started writing songs at 15 but I always knew it was important to keep up education and did a degree in International Management and French. So I probably would have done something with that if I didn’t pursue this.

How would you describe your music?

Soulful, quite a raw sound and just touching on deep issues that I think people can relate to. It’s always the bare minimum, I try to keep to keep it focused on the piano and vocals

What have you been up to so far and what can we expect over the coming months?

Well for the past 2 years I have been writing and recording, whether it be on my own from my bedroom or collaborating with other producers and writers in the US. And I have just released my EP Music which is a good introduction to my music and style.

If you could duet with anybody who would it be and why?

I would probably would have to say Alicia keys, she was the first person where I can hear classical influences in pop music and she always integrates piano into her performances and her songs. She kind of made playing the piano cool, up until that point I thought didn’t feel like it was

What’s your desert island disc and why would you take this one album?

Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. It came out when I was 10 and was the first album that made me want to sing, definitely my earliest musical memory.