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Sasha Anne - Music Interview

Sasha Anne, renowned for her YouTube channel featuring makeup tutorials and transformations, has garnered accolades including being a Shorty Awards finalist in 2017 for her Cinderella makeup video and winning the Audience Award for Best in Beauty in 2018 for her Wonder Woman Gal Gadot makeup video. She's also made waves in acting, starring in the Indie Horror film "Reeds Point: Bad Blood Never Dies" and appearing in the series "All Fours" alongside Eric Roberts. Transitioning into music, Sasha's debut single "Catch Me I'm Falling" reached #1 on the Indie Pop Charts, while her original single and music video, "Scars," topped the download charts for three consecutive weeks and earned consideration for a Grammy nomination. Her latest single, "Looking for Fun," has dominated the Music Works charts globally and reached #1 on the USA Top 40 Radio Indie Charts. Sasha is now venturing into talk show hosting with her YouTube series "The Vibe with Sasha Anne." Beyond her creative pursuits, Sasha is a passionate anti-bullying advocate, drawing from her own experiences with Dyslexia, and finds joy in exploring fashion, makeup, and all things Disney when she's not working. Indie Talk is delighted to interview Sasha about her musical journey. Was there something (an experience) or someone in your life that was the "catalyst" for you to start writing or performing music? Tell us about it: It was just inspiration from a bunch of artists when I was younger that made me want to start writing songs too. When I first watched Hannah Montana on Disney Channel, that’s when I realized I loved music, fashion and acting. I also watched Wizards of Waverly Place on Disney and loved Selena Gomez and her music, and I said I want to do that. So, I did! And I’m so excited that the show is having a reboot.

Let's get this out of the way. What is the CRAZIEST thing that has ever happened to you in your music career? The craziest moment that happened to me in my music career so far, is when my label called me and said my first original single, “Scars” is a consideration to be nominated for a Grammy in the Best in Rock Performance category. And I was just at the Grammys with my music producer, mentor and vocal coach, Jade Starling. It was such an amazing experience!

What has been the high point of your music path? “Scars” being a consideration to be nominated for a Grammy in the Best in Rock performance category is a high point.



So, how do you approach songwriting or what is your creative process like? I usually have an experience I go through or went through, write it in my notes as a story and I share the concept with my songwriters here in LA, I’m given a backing track to write to and we just have a writing session in the studio for a couple hours. Same thing when I’m in New Jersey and writing with Jade Starling and Whey Cooler of the group Pretty Poison.

What do you see as the biggest challenge facing Indie Artists today? Or, if you could ask the music industry to change one thing, what would it be? I feel like the music industry should give indie artists more exposure and credit than we are given.

If you could share the stage with one other artist or band, who would it be and why? I would love to share the stage with Sabrina Carpenter, Olivia Rodrigo, Jade Starling of Pretty Poison, Miley Cyrus, and Taylor Swift. Pick one song that was your greatest challenge to write. Tell us about it! My song “Scars” was a challenge to write with my songwriters because I had to go back in time in my mind to when I went through chemo and that was tough. I had to dig deep into how I felt and what I was going through. I had to think about what I would tell my younger self. But when I knew it would help others going through a battle, It made it easier for me to finish the song.


For fans who have never heard your music, can you pick three words to describe it?! Fun, empowering, and a journey.

What is your favorite part about being an artist? Is it songwriting, performing, recording, something else? Tell us why: My favorite part about being an artist is after the song is written, to be able to see how it all comes together, I love recording it and then finally being able to perform for everyone! It’s the best feeling to see everyone smiling.

Okay, this a fun question. When you are not doing music, what else do you enjoy doing? When I’m not doing music, I’m doing auditions for acting, making TikToks, doing brand partnerships that I love, talking to my friends, practicing my makeup skills and working on my YouTube channel.

What's coming up in the future for you? In the future, an album is coming in May! My very first album that I’ve been working on with my label, Tazmania Records, Jade Starling, Whey Cooler, and my 2 other songwriters here in LA, Bekah Novi and GG Ramirez. Can’t wait for everyone to hear it! I will also be attending the Oscars in a couple weeks. Just blessed I am able to do all of these things at this time in my life. So grateful. I’m also performing at some middle schools with iHeart radio/KIIS FM in the LA area this week and in March. For more information about Sasha Anne, please visit her website.


 

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