Shaima is a young, dynamic singer who started in the music industry from the age of 14 conquering bothstereotyping and also the challenges of musically uniting her mixed cultural identity. Her new single Green Eyes exemplifies this fusion of genres and was released globally on 6th March 2020 to be followed by an EP later in the year which will be called Unveiled. Shaima spoke with The Fountain both about the new track and her EP we look forward to hearing more from.
TF: You have a new single out, what reception have you had thus far?
It’s been great! Have the most amount of streams with any single on Spotify and its just been three weeks since Green Eyes dropped, so super happy about that! The song seems to be having a great reaction for girls, which is great I would love for it to encourage them to be themselves.
TF: How would you sum up the track in one sentence?
Being strong, loving who you are and not letting other peoples opinions of you, define you!
TF: Who do you look to and idolise when it comes to influences?
I really loved Bob Marley, his timeless music and the positive influences his music had. I’ve always endeavoured to write about having one foot in the East and one in the West and would love to bring people together through my music in a similar way Bob Marley did. Late Mangeshkar (Bollywood legend) also I love she has such a beautiful unique voice.
TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, some more single releases, an EP?
The rest of my EP UNVEILED will be at least 3 or 4 more singles, which I can’t wait to share this year. The idea really is each song shows a different layer of me hence unveiled! Starting to work already on an EP for next year!