Nabiha has been one of Denmark’s most well know and well loved urban artists of late. Her mix of soul, RnB and pop have made her tracks instantly recognisable and you could easily fall in love with her universal sound.
She’s recently topped the UK Urban Charts with her last two releases and has a show on April 4th at Hoxton Bar & Grill to coincide with her next single, ‘Bang That Drum’ which is set for release this Spring.
Ahead of what is promising to be a huge year for Nabiha, I managed to get a few questions answered from the superstar herself. Enjoy…
For those who aren’t familiar with you, what is your sound?
I make pop music from the heart. Lyrically influenced by thoughts & experiences from my life, and musically mixing it up with urban, electronica, classical, ska or whatever we/I feel like that day. I have a great love for different musical genres, and my music reflects that.
Who are your musical heroes?
I have many! But I often find myself praising strong female artists with a characteristic sound, message and look such as Erykah Badu, Billie Holiday, P.J. Harvey, Grace Jones, Madonna, Beyonce, Kelis, Kate Bush, Rihanna.
You’re pretty established in Denmark, how did you get to be so well known?
That’s a good question, I guess you never really know, but I would say, ‘Hard work. Team work. The right songs at the right time, the right hard working people believing in the project, and a lot of love for music!’
What inspires you to write your music?
Talks with friends, my travels, my family. Mostly experiences, love, life, you know!
What’s been the best gig you’ve performed at and why was it so good?
It’s hard for me to choose just one. I like the fact that nothing is the same! I love playing the big open air concerts, watching a sea of people as far as the eye can see, as much as playing small private gigs standing eye to eye with my audience. No filter!
Some of my most memorable gigs was performing for HRM the Queen of Denmark’s 40-year Anniversary, and for ‘Families with Kids who have Cancer’ which really made a huge impact on me. I loved our VH1 gig at Austin City Limits last year, and I recently played a crazy Fashion Week-gig that ended with everyone dancing on the runway and me standing on chairs orchestrating the total mayhem! I love my job!
Who do you currently love musically?
Drake, Disclosure, Angel Haze, Lorde, London Grammar, When Saints Go Machine, Pharrell, the list goes on and on…
What are your plans for 2014?
More work and I can’t wait. It’s been a busy year already and I can feel 2014 is going to be crazy! I’m working on new material, I’ll be traveling a lot, doing gigs and promotion all over the world, I want to keep a strong focus on what’s important, and staying happy and in love with music.
Having seen this lady live before, you really need to check her our at Hoxton if you’re in London in April… Tickets here.