#MISSGUIDEDDISCOVERED: SARSHA SIMONE| October 26, 2016
Meet Sarsha Simone. She’s the badass singer, songwriter and DJ babe from Sydney whose sounds we’re currently obsessing over. We caught up with her to chat favourite artists, guilty pleasures and dream collaborations…
Tell us about yourself…
I’m a singer, songwriter & DJ from Sydney, Australia. I think the best way to get to know me is to listen to my music, as there’s a lot more to me than what’s on the surface.
What’s the best gig you have played?
It was a show I played in the south of Italy on a beach as the sunset. It was dope vibes all round. There’s something about doing a live show as the sunsets that makes everyone feel good.
Who’s your favourite artist and why?
Jeff Buckley, as he just made the most simple notes still give you goose bumps. He’s pretty much the reason why I started writing music and playing guitar.
Describe your sound in five words…
Sarah Vaughan meets Kanye West.
What are you working on at the moment?
I’m in the process of finishing my EP, which is a mix between electro soul, RnB, hip-hop and pop. It’s based on the concept that we can all overcome self-suffering and be great through just doing you. I called it ‘Bodhi’ which means coming to a place of enlightenment.
What’s on the agenda for 2016?
I’ve been in the studio all this year getting things finished on my EP. I dropped the first single off ‘Bodhi’ in June. It’s called ‘Casualty’ and in line with that release I headed to London, since then I’ve been back in Australia, doing DJ gigs all over the country for some of my favourite brands, as well as putting the finishing touches on the EP and getting ready to take on 2017.
Who is your guilty pleasure, most played?
Ariana Grande’s track ‘Side to Side’.
What’s the last thing you listened to?
An unreleased track from a dope new artist called Darlington Peters. He also happened to co-write Casualty with me!
What song do you want to be playing as you walk into the club?
Skepta’s track ‘Shutdown’. I feel so boss listening to that record.
If you could collaborate with anyone who would it be?
Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover because his creative genius just never stops giving. To be able to collab on a project with him would a total creative dream.
What’s your spirit animal?
Who are you currently stalking on Instagram?
What makes you laugh?
My crazy friends
What’s your secret addiction?
Chilli dark chocolate
Who’s your celebrity wannabe wife?
What would be your superhero power?
What was the first thing you did thing morning?
Looked at my phone hoping it wasn’t time to get up yet.
Tell us something weird about yourself?
I have a weird lizard tongue.
What item of clothing can’t you live without?
What items do you make sure you pack on tour?
Moisturiser and masks, to make sure skin is fresh with so many late nights and early mornings, not the mention the stage makeup.
Sneakers and dope everyday comfortable pieces.
Who is your style icon and why?
Solange Knowles, for her effortlessness.
Where do you look for fashion inspiration?
Everything from the street style to high fashion mags
What best describes your style on stage?
What’s your favourite fashion trend this season and why?
Mixing street wear with classic pieces like the blazer
If you could steal anyone’s wardrobe who’s would it be?
Solange Knowles straight up!
Leather or denim? Denim
Tattoos or no tattoos? Tattoos
Heels or flats? Flats
Red lips or nude lips? Nude
Instagram or Twitter? Instagram
Kylie or Kendall? Kylie
Rock or rap? Rap
Rihanna or Beyoncé? Beyonce
Festivals or clubs? Festivals
Ibiza or Vegas? Ibiza
Music or food? Music
Beach or pool? Beach
Dogs or cats? Dogs
Nights out or nights in? Nights in
Gold or silver? Gold
Maxi or mini? Neither
Wanna know more? Follow Sarsha on Insta @sarshasimone
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