India born, California raised songstress, Zoya, has been praised by the likes of The Huffington Post, Rolling Stone, ELLE, MTV and more carving a name for herself in the vein of alternative pop acts like Halsey, Lorde, Amy Shark and Maggie Rogers.
With three albums to her name and countless tours worldwide, she's gained recognition from heavyweights AR Rahman and The Chainsmokers while touring as support act for the likes of Kawehi, Salman Rushdie, Raghu Dixit, Lucy Rose, and Natty.
As a Berklee College of Music Alumni, Zoya continues to act a a pioneer in the global music industry as a touring singer-songwriter performing at festivals and infamous venues including Whiskey A Go Go, Rockwood Music Hall, Knitting Factory, Smithsonian Museum, SoFar Sounds India tour, Bacardi Nh7 Weekender, Sula Fest, Echoes of Earth and more.
"As someone wielding both a music business degree and a microphone, there isn’t a thing Mohan does without integrity, and that comes through in her work: whimsical and experimental, but never for a second vapid. There’s a message in every line she pens—sometimes about herself, sometimes about the world.." - Boxx Magazine
"Get familiar with her music and name now because Zoya may just end up becoming one of the breakthrough artists you find out about after the fact" - Huffington Post
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Interview with Zoya
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My own solo project about to launch in India as the first alternative pop female artist in the country.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Touring and live show
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Laptop, guitar, Scarlett Focusrite and AKH Perception 220, and headphones
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Berklee College of Music graduate and have been touring and releasing independent music for 5 years
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Alternative Pop / Electronic / Singer-songwriter
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, Alternative, Singer-songwriter, EDM, Drum n Bass
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Lyrics and Melody
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Lyrics, Melody, Vocals
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Producer sends me track, I do rough write/vocal recording, send back and get revision notes then record, edit and mix final vocals.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Basement, sound proofed, AKG Perception 220 and Rode NT1A
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Producers - Lido, Greg Kurstin, Cashmere Cat, Ricky Reed, Benny Blanco Songwriters - Sia, Lorde, Halsey, Fiona Apple, Laura Marling
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: topline melody, vocal recording editing, and lyric writing