INTERVIEW: Nahli

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

Hey! Thanks for having me! I’m fab thank you. So excited and happy and overwhelmed at this point. I’m also stuffed full of Nando’s. Mmmm.

Can you talk to us about your new single Mama’s Boy?

This single is a bit of a scary one because it’s so honest and a bit…I don’t know how to explain ha ha! Put it this way, if my ex didn’t already hate me, he will now! Buuut I guess that’s karma 🙂

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

Yeah, my ex fiancé. To be honest, I feel no particular way about him anymore. I was really hurting when I wrote this a year ago. I was bitter and I was mad. So, it’s daunting releasing it after all this time because it’s almost re-opening old wounds but…it’s a part of my story and I’m proud of how much the pain shaped me into the woman I am now.

Any plans to release a video for the track?

YES. And it’s so fucking weird I can’t wait to share it.

You’re also releasing your debut EP, ‘Therapy Side A’ – can you tell us what that title means? and what can people expect from the release?

I named it ‘Therapy’ because it truly was. And is. This writing process drained all the hurt out of my body like a syringe. Every song took a little more pain away. I honestly never thought I’d get over this breakup, it was my worst one. Devastating. Not solely because of the person I was with, but the awful way we split. I got a WhatsApp one Sunday and it was basically like “it’s over” – then he blocked my number and got his mate to drop off my belongings and pick up the engagement ring. It was really really painful and sudden. This EP got me through it. It really did.

What’s the best thing about being a musician?

The best thing about it is that I can be fully myself. I can share parts of myself with people who are ready to listen. I feel heard. I couldn’t picture myself doing anything else at all.

And the worst?

Nothing. I love it. Even the worst times will never ever be any comparison to the feeling of not fulfilling my passions. I’d take 364 bad days for one poignant moment on stage doing exactly what I’m doing! 🙂

Any plans to hit the road?

Yep, with Jack. And won’t come round no more no more no more no more. I don’t know why I wrote that. Yes, lol. I wanna tour so bad. 

What else is happening next in NAHLI’s world?

Whatever I manifest! I’m a strong believer that whatever I believe will come to light, will do exactly that. So – potentially signing my name on the moon in a couple years. Who knows!

Check out her new single here: ‘Mama’s Boy’

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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