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INTERVIEW: Kashish

Hi Kashish, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Hi, I am doing great, thanks so much for having me!

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Stronger Together”?

“Stronger Together” is a song I wrote with my producer Perry Longo. It is about the power of unity. In a time that is so divisive, it is important to recognize how much strength we have when we come together and start advocating for each other.

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

This past presidential election was really emotional for me. I was devastated when I heard the results, and then I made the mistake of going on social media. People were bullying each other and pointing fingers, I could barely comprehend my own thoughts. The only way I knew how cope with the situation was by writing.

How was the filming experience for the video?

Sam Cowan is an amazing director and our crew worked incredibly hard to make us feel comfortable during the “Stronger Together” video shoot, so it was an incredible experience. We filmed under conditions that were really tough, but because everyone was so deeply moved by the song we pushed through and I think we did a great job.

How was the recording and writing process?

It was a very organic process. The song started out as a simple voice memo. I played it for my producer, Perry Longo, when he came to New York the next day. He just started playing chords on his guitar, and about an hour later we had a song. Then a week later we decided to record the song. The process was so quick because we were so passionate about it.

Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?

Yes you can expect new material! We are in the process of creating reference playlists for some of our new songs. It is coming along really great, this year has been really motivating for me.

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

Fingers crossed we are hoping to get something out by May. Maybe another music video? But you guys will just have to wait and see!

Would you get political throughout the rest of the album?

Right now the focus is less on creating an album, but rather more on writing really great singles, and releasing them. Eventually we will work on an album, but because of my crazy schedule it is super hard to sit down and write a whole body of work that tells a good story. So to answer your question, will I get political again? Yes if that is what inspires me. Will it be part of a greater body of work? Never say never.

Any plans to hit the road?

At the moment no, but you can check out my social media to keep up with my performances around NYC and Philadelphia. My Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are all @Kashishmusic

What else is happening next in Kashish’s world?

Right now the focus is writing, and performing at as many rallies as I can. Music has a way of touching people, and I really want to spread the message of remaining positive and unified during this turbulent time in politics. I think “Stronger Together,” really helps people lift their spirits and as long as I can keep doing that for them I will. All the proceeds for the song, “Stronger Together,” are going to the ACLU so make sure to check it out!

 

Kashish Online:

https://www.instagram.com/kashishmusic/

https://www.facebook.com/kashishmusic/

https://kashishmusic.bandcamp.com/

https://twitter.com/kashishmusic/

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