Hi!!! My name is ShahanaK, I'm a singer/songwriter with 15 plus years experience. My goal is to add life and passion to anything I add my vocals too.
NYC based, Classically trained singer/songwriter well versed in pop, edm, r&b, and house.
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Interview with ShahanaK
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm currently working on a mixtape
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, it makes life easier.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to deliver a quality project. My goal is to make sure that the client is confident and satisfied with what they've received.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like that I can help the artist vision come to life.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Do you have a concept for the song/project? What's your inspiration behind the song? What is this song going to be used for?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Have an idea of what you want, with examples if possible :)
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been songwriting for 15 plus years. seriously in the last two.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Man thats hard. I'd really like to work with Justin Bieber. I think his music is evolving as he is, and I'd love to be apart of that.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Allow your ideas to flow unhindered, edit once your idea is out!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on dance, or r & b
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is melody
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring melodies, vocals, vocal production. Whatever the song needs in order to come to life.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I believe every song is a masterpiece that involves several creators. I listen to the track and allow it to tell me what it needs (that might sound creepy, sorry lol) I'm usually listening for a melody or lyrics, whichever flows first. The other process is that I will come up with a lyrical concept first, while listening to the track. The melody follows shortly after.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My setup is very simple, I use a mac laptop, record my vocals in cubase through an akg c3000 mic, an I use apollo an interface. All of the glory is played through focal speakers, for the best quality!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I love love love Chaka Khan, Mariah Carey. I also love hip hop some of my current faves are chance the rapper, kendrick lamar. I also love old school hip hop.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Typically I create a song based off of the clients specific request, or come up with a story that best suits the artist overall goal/mission