Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I was adopted at birth from Morocco by Canadian parents. I always had a passion for music and a strong love for humanity and wanting to make a change in the world through music. I was blessed to be adopted and gifted with musical talent, so in the future, I want to use those gifts to give back – through music and other projects.
How did you get your start in music?
I started to sing when I was very young and I knew from a very young age I wanted to be a performer.
You were bullied in school and ended up turning to alcohol and drugs. What was the turning point for you to go to rehab and get clean?
I was never a happy drinker, I was miserable – hiding who I was behind the bottle and thinking I wasn’t good enough. But at the same time couldn’t bear the pain I was creating around me. After a car accident, I realize I couldn’t run anymore from my problems and I decided to go to rehab.
Has music been something that has helped you stay sober since that time and something that has given you a release?
Music was always a big part of my life and when I left to go to rehab, “Not Afraid” from Eminem came out I listened to that song on repeat. Music really helped me through that very tough journey.
You have a new single out called “Maybe We Should”. What can you tell us about this song?
“Maybe We Should” is a song about love at first sight and a fantasy. Like when you meet someone and you can’t stop fantasizing about that person. Things you would want to say out loud but you don’t.
What was it like working with Domeno on the single?
Working with Domeno on the remix was magical. He knew exactly what to do to make that remix sound amazing. As soon as I heard the new version I was in love with it!
Do you have plans to release an EP in the near future?
Yes, I do. My team and I are working on that now.
What goals do you have for your career?
My goals are to one day be on tour along with giving back to youth. I want to share my experience with young people so they know that anyone can overcome obstacles.
What advice do you have for aspiring singers/songwriters?
Always listen to your heart and intuition. Don’t be afraid to be vulnerable and show your true colours because that’s what makes you special and strong!
What’s your life like outside of music?
My life outside of music is pretty busy – filled with music and family. I have a really big family.
Let the readers know where to find you online.
Readers can find me everywhere on the music platforms. They can also find me on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @satyamusiq 🙂