Get To Know: Sharna Bass
Get To Know the rising R&B/Soul artist in our latest introducing interview below...
Sharna Bass is making waves in the music industry at only 21 years old. In fact, Sharna Bass started making waves at 16 when she was thrown into fame when Clean Bandit picked her up for their track 'Extraordinary' and it exploded into the charts.
Since, then she's had time to mature, and find her own sound. Not only has she grown, but she's grown diversely, each of the three singles she's released this year posesses a unique sound and shows her breadth of influences.
Check out Sharna Bass' powerful music video for 'Buss a 9' to get a taste of her style for yourself:
From the more trap-infused darker track 'Buss A 9', to the dancehall inspired 'Hit & Run' which will have you dancing immediately, to the passionate-trap track 'In Love' - she has proved she's really found her own footing in the industry.
Get To Know her in our latest introducing interview below...
1) For those who don’t know about you and your music, tell us a little bit about who you are and where you’re from…
My name is Sharna I’m 20 from North West London. I started taking music seriously after collaborating with Clean Bandit on their song "Extraordinary" at the age of 16, and then from there I started writing my own stuff.
2) Describe your sound in three words…
Unique, captivating, bold.
3) Who inspired you to start a career in music?
Colin Batsa, my manager. When meeting him, it gave me hope as I saw someone from a similar background as me doing something in music that I'd never seen before. He then gave me confidence and helped me believe in myself.
4) Who are your biggest musical influences?
Biggie, Ella Fitzgerald, Lauryn Hill, Jodeci and Frank Sinatra
5) Tell us about the writing and recording process for your new single ‘Hit & Run’?
I first of all have a smoke, hear the beat and catch a vibe with the producer and then the lyrics just flow. I turn my freestyle way of writing, into a song.
6) What can we expect from your live shows?
Its gonna be LIIITTTTTTT!!!
7) What has been your biggest career highlight so far?
Having a top 5 single with Clean Bandit ('Extraordinary'), and also having a sold out show on my 21st birthday.
8) Have you met anyone and been totally starstruck?
I don't really get starstruck but when I saw Giggs boyyyyy!
9) What’s on your playlists that people wouldn’t expect?
Paramore - 'The Only Exception', it's one of my favourite songs eve
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