Malaysia’s sweet singing Nadhira Nishaa has been under the radar of the rest of the world .. but MRC has taken notice of this multi talented 88 key playing songstress, enough to do some digging and flip a remix or two on a sultry up tempo sleeper of hers entitled “Breaking Up”. While breaking out new releases for the dub milli one six.. we caught up with her to let you in on the roots, culture and the vibes of this talented young artist ..

Q. MRCPROMO: Hello Nadhira thank you for taking this time out with us how are you and where are you from?
A. NADHIRA: Hello peeps! Thank you for the Interview I’m doing really great here in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Q. MRCPROMO: How long have you been singing?
A. NADHIRA: I’ve been singing for as long as I can remember. Humming and singing tunes has been something I’ve been doing since the beginning of time.

Q. MRCPROMO: Do you play a musical instrument as well? If so how did that come about and when?
A. NADHIRA: My piano is my instrument. When I was a kid schooling in London, taking music classes was compulsory so you can say I started from school. I wanted to try out other instruments too but my dad said he could only afford to pay for lessons for 1 instrument, so I picked the piano.

Q. MRCPROMO: Are you currently signed to a label?
A. NADHIRA: No I’m not, I wish I was signed to a label that can help me and my music grow. Do you know anyone interested? Haha

Q. MRCPROMO: How do you come up with your material, do you collab with other producers? What’s your songwriting process like?
A. NADHIRA: For the longest time I’ve been working with producers, and writing to the beats they produce but I think right now I’m focusing more on composing my own beats and coming out with ideas from scratch. Some days I am really inspired but some days it’s just dry. I like working with producers and I do miss it. There’s something about the synergy that goes on in the studio during the writing process.

Q. MRCPROMO: How do you choose the people you work with? Do you have team or are you more hands on with your creative process? If you could pick one artist to work with in the industry who would it be?
A. NADHIRA: I am pretty hands on with the creative process but if there was someone who specializes in one thing, for eg. Fashion …I’d let her do her designs to make the outfit I want come to live for my show, I wouldn’t exactly tell her how to do it. Delegating tasks is always easier. If there was one current artist I’d like to work with it would be Jhene Aiko. I love her music and the simplicity of it all inspires me.

Q. MRCPROMO: What events in your life have had the largest impact on your writing and music? What are some of the challenges you have faced in your singing career?
A. NADHIRA: I would have to say painful break ups and relationships, that’s the biggest thing in my life that helps stir my creativity into a certain direction. I also feel like people can relate to it. My biggest challenge right now is sustaining my music career and going back to making a living out of it. There’s so many ways to go, the question is, which way and how long am I going to have the strength to fight for it.

Q. MRCPROMO: Any upcoming projects or collabs coming out? Tours or shows? Where can fans find more of your music?
A. NADHIRA: I should be having a single dropping this year featuring a local Malaysian rapper which I’m really excited about. No tours or shows at the moment, just spending time in the studio writing for my 3rd album and yeah!
Fans can always check me out at where you can find my music video’s and random personal life updates. There’s music available on Itunes & Spotify too for both my albums “From Malaysia With Love” and “12 Shades”

Q. MRCPROMO: Any other hidden talents we should know about?
A. NADHIRA: Hidden talent? Haha can you consider cooking a talent?

Q. MRCPROMO: Last words or shouts?
A. NADHIRA: Wanna give shoutouts to all the aspiring artists out there and you guys for the Interview. Anyone whose reading this, thank you for taking your time and USA! I’d love to visit soon.

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EDITOR: La Mont Reed
IMAGE: Nadhira