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Sarah Nazim

December 07, 2017

Indian-born, Norwegian-bred artist Samsaya is tearing down walls with her brutally honest music and spiritual worldview. The singer/rapper sings about difficult emotions, taking chances, and about finding one’s own path.

Samsaya mixes electro-pop, hip-hop and r&b with traditional Indian sounds on her latest track “Naina Don’t Lie,” which translates to “Eyes don’t lie” — a fresh listening experience. I have an inkling that we are going to start hearing a lot more Indian sounds in the mainstream, similar to how Latin music has blown-up around the globe. Another indie artist delving into his cultural roots is Leo Kalyan who I think does an incredible job at incorporating Indian sounds into his music for a mainstream audience.

According to her Facebook page, she has worked with Roc Nation-producer Fred Ball, opened for Lady Gaga and Kelis, and toured with Lily Allen on the first half of her US tour in 2014.

Samsaya’s song “Dodge it” was featured in the Oscar-nominated and Golden Globe winning movie “The Wrestler”, and her song “Breaking Bad” was in the Norwegian Amanda Award winning documentary “Light Fly, Fly High” about the Indian female boxer Thulasi.

With two albums down, her latest “Autumn of Saya” is due to be released in February 2018 under her independent label, 3 millimeter.

Samsaya is a bold artist who is not afraid to speak her mind, and I’m looking forward to hearing more music from her!

Loving her track “Apple”