Artist Spotlight #2; Aisha Badru

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Aisha Badru is a singer/songwriter with wispy, yet soulful voice that is a welcome change in sea of the ordinary.

 “Aisha Badru’s vocals are slight but soulful, airy but powerful…she uses this distinctive alternative/indie sound to soul-stirring effect that is difficult to describe but impossible not to feel.”Afropunk

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I had the pleasure of being indoctrinated to her music as the opener for Radical Face. While performing, she told of her tale and how music was her escape and ultimately saved her from a life of insecurity.

Aisha, a Yonkers native, took the traditional route after high school and attended a local college in the Bronx. While there, she increasingly felt more depressed and detached and used music as a form of therapy. After her junior year, she decided to follow her passion and try and make a career out of it.

Her big break came by way of her song “Waiting Around” off her self released EP Vacancy, being used in a National Ad campaign for VW.

This lead to her being noticed and subsequently signed by Nettwerk Music Group and recently releasing her new single “Mind On Fire”.

“I’m happy to share my first single “Mind On Fire.” This song is a step back from my usual reflections on love. Its about the revolutionary spirit that dwells inside all of us that often gets smothered underneath mundane obligations imposed by society that keep our heads down and our attention focused on the small details of our lives which in turn hold us back from correcting the flaws that exist in the current state of the world and prevents us from truly being free.” –Aisha Badru

 

Her first, full length album set to be released in early 2018ish.

She has an upcoming performance on Sunday March, 11th at the Deep Ellum Art Company.

Posted on February 9, 2018 .