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Interview - BIRTHE

Belgian-born singer-songwriter BIRTHE makes a comeback with her most recent song, 'Strangers'. In preparation for the release of her upcoming record, she is now empoweringly channelling her creative forces. With her impressive record of achievements, it is anticipated that she will achieve even more success in the music industry in 2024.


Hey BIRTHE how are you doing?


Hi! I'm thrilled for the next few months, making some new music and preparing for my upcoming shows. So everything is going well, thanks for asking!


Who are your main influences as an artist?


My influences have changed quite a bit over the years. So right now I'm saying Raye, Samm Henshaw and recently Olivia Dean.


Sum up your music for us in three words?


I'd say honest, energetic and melodic.


What's your biggest highlight so far?


Tough question. I think my biggest highlight so far is getting airplay on one of the largest radio stations in Belgium 'Radio 2'. Although I must say that I was able to perform on many beautiful stages last year and that this summer is not looking bad either.


How have friends and family reacted to your journey so far in music?


They all support me in this journey and are very proud of what I have achieved so far. I'm grateful for their support, especially since I'm not choosing the easiest path as an independent artist.


Congratulations on the release of your new single 'Strangers'. We're loving it! How did it come about and what’s the meaning and/or message behind the song?


Thank you! Well, I was cooking and improvising a bit, when all of a sudden the melody of the chorus came up. I immediately knew I wanted it to be a summer/latin song. As the hook got stuck in my head, I started working on it in the studio together with my producer and co-writer 'OSKI'. The song is about a toxic on-again, off-again relationship. It tells the story of attracting and repelling each other and ultimately letting go.


What was the recording and writing process like for this song?


The writing process went very smoothly because it's based on my own experience. Musically I also knew very well what I wanted to do, so 'Strangers' was written quite quickly, to be honest. The recording process of the song and video was really great. I got the chance to work with one of Belgium's best musicians, who really took the song to the next level. For the clip, I could also count on professional dancers from the Belgian scene. Looking back, it was a very enriching process!


How would you describe this song sonically for our readers?


It's a pop/Latin song, so we used percussion (congas), wind instruments and a Spanish guitar, which makes it a very danceable summer song with a sexy, passionate touch.




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