“Singing and being in the studio creating my own music heals me and if it can help heal others then that’s the most fulfilling thing any artist can ask for,” Sariah begins, capturing the essence of her deep connection with her art. Born in a quaint suburb outside New York City, Sariah discovered her velvety, captivating vocals early on.
Influenced by icons like Beyoncé, Whitney Houston, and Adele, Sariah doesn’t just aspire to follow in their footsteps but aims to blaze her own trail in the music world. “Last summer, I traveled to Los Angeles with the goal of creating new music for my EP,” she reflects on her recent journey. Describing her latest release, “wyd“, is like trying to capture the essence of a delicate yet captivating fragrance. The song flows like honey, bubbling seductively, enriched by Sariah’s incredibly smooth and alluring voice. “My hope is that every woman feels desired and empowered when they listen to this track.” With such a mesmerizing introduction to her art, we are eager to see what else this talented artist has to offer.
In our interview, we talk about her creative process, the challenges of the music industry, and her fondest memories growing up in New York.
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Sariah, what is your biggest inner drive wanting to have a career in music?
Singing and being in the studio creating my own music heals me and if it can help heal others then that’s the most fulfilling thing any artist can ask for.
What has been the most difficult thing so far for you on your path of pursuing a career as a singer and how did you deal with this?
The music business can be super competitive and lonely at the same time. I find that not a lot of people understand why I want to pursue music as a career and that can sometimes be very hard, even demotivating. Luckily, I have a great family and support system that make me wanna follow my dreams.
Do you play any instruments?
I know a little piano. I gotta get back into it.
At the time you went to LA to create new music for your EP, you were experiencing significant changes in your life, which then influenced the music you wanted to make. What were these changes, and how does ‘wyd’ reflect this transformation?
I just needed a spark in my life — both creatively and mentally. When I had the chance to work with the team from LA, I knew I had to take the chance. The writers and producers of the song WYD helped me elevate my sound and as a collective the team knew that wyd was current, just a vibe.
“The music business can be super competitive and lonely at the same time… Luckily, I have a great family and support system that make me wanna follow my dreams.”
You grew up in a small suburb outside NYC. What are your fondest memories about growing up there?
My fondest memories living in New York were cooking with my grandmother Italian food she lived with us so we always were cooking something together.
In our opinion, does L.A. live up to that “dream creative place” everyone think it is?
During February of 2023, the whole state of California was in the middle of a rare tropical storm. So I didn’t get to experience the typical sunny weather there. I’ll definitely have to go back. And hopefully experience LA the way it was supposed to be experienced.
What’s your tactic when you have a creative blockade when being in the studio, for example?
It’s really helpful for me when I have positive, creative people who can support me. Sometimes I’ll take a break and come back and when I do I almost always catch a vibe and fix what I needed to.
“Success means giving back to those who supported me…”
What does success mean to you?
Success means giving back to those who supported me. I can definitely see myself doing the Super Bowl half time show. I have big dreams so if that happens I’ll consider that a successful career. (laughs)
Where and when can people catch you live?
I love performing live and have performed at a bunch of venues in and around the New York area, including Chelsea Music Hall. I’m looking forward to people coming to see me, so follow me to see where I’ll be next.
Your biggest dreams for your future life?
My biggest dreams would be to tour, hopefully do collabs with other great artists and to become a household name in the music industry.
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