Updated: Mar 29
Shaima, 26-year-old singer, songwriter and self-taught producer from West London melds the traditional elements and instruments of her cultural identity with modern western beats while displaying her unique voice on her latest single, "Green Eyes".
An outstanding piece, the new track is about self-assertiveness and knowing yourself and standing up for who you are in the face of prejudice and hate.
Shaima is a young, dynamic singer with a huge creative edge. She started in the music industry from the age of 14, conquering both stereotyping and also the challenges of musically uniting her mixed cultural identity. Her soul belongs to pop, hip-hop, and R&B without forgetting her origins: uniquely mixing in the beats of traditional instruments like sitar, Arabic flute, and tabla. Her new single Green Eyes exemplifies this magical fusion and was released globally on 6th March 2020 to be followed by an EP later in the year which will be called Unveiled.
"This song is about how to deal with people hating on you. Really growing thick skin and not letting anybody take your truth away from you", Shaima said of the new track.