Like a phoenix rising from the ashes Seersha emerges onto the scene. In this case the phoenix transformed herself from writing country songs to writing, singing and producing her own chill electronic music. Seersha’s debut single “Wasteland” is a testimony to what happens when an artist produces music that they love. Just six months ago, under a different moniker, you would have found her in Nashville writing primarily country songs for other artists. Disillusioned by the lack of opportunities to be free and explore her creativity in Nashville, Seersha came home to Atlanta in October 2016 to find her own way.
Sequestered in her apartment she shed her old self and began to stoke the fires of her rebirth. Writing and singing were talents that she brought to this period of transformation. Self producing using Ableton was something new but the results are keen. She elaborates on the process: “I turned off my phone, got off Facebook and just let myself do whatever felt intuitively right–it was a vulnerable, experimental time for me.” The result, written in just 3 weeks, is a sparse synth-driven dark pop sound filled with raw emotion as Seersha ponders life in the “Wasteland.”
If we’re stuck on the physicality
What becomes of you and me
This is a wasteland
a beautiful wasteland
My heart is too cold for anything to grow
We’re all starving, We’re all starving
If we surrender spirtuality
What becomes of you and me
“Wasteland”, the first single off her soon to be released self-titled debut EP. The EP Seersha will be release on her independent label Fox Nose Records this May.
Stay tuned to Libro Musica for the premier of Seersha‘s video for “Wasteland”.
Q&A with Seersha
While Seersha is being enigmatic about much of her background other than how things started she was willing to share details on her name and answer a few questions for me.
Seersha: the phonetic spelling of Saorise, an Irish or Scottish given name meaning “freedom.”
What was the first album that you added to your personal music library?
If my memory serves, the first album that I ever owned, that I picked out and I bought with my allowance money, was Ace of Base, The Sign.
What was your most recent addition to your personal music library?
I just started a personal project compiling weekly playlists and the last track I added was “Newcross” by Danish duo AyOwA.
What was your first live music experience?
I was 13 or 14 and my parents let me go with some older high school friends to see HANSON. It was an outdoor venue somewhere in Ohio…mostly I remember that Michael Tolcher opened, which is kind of full circle since I ended up in Atlanta and he is based here.
If you could cover one album in your music library which would it be?
Hands down Sarah McLachlan, Surfacing. That is an iconic, very influential album for me. The darkness and vulnerability, Sarah’s voice, the tasteful 90s production…I would love to put my spin on that record.
What artist do you wish more people had in their music library?
Hmm, that is a tough question because I truly feel there is so much excellent, honest music being made. I have to say B.E.N; because I love what he is doing, it is experimental and pushing boundaries but so accessible. Put on his new record, “Be Easy Now”, and sip your cup of coffee in a beam of sunlight and chill.