SHE’S BACK WITH A NEW ALBUM, HEART BEATZ
Alyssia made her debut in 2000 with a string of both Hindi and South Indian film hits including Ishq Hua, Mujhe Kuch Tumse Hai Kehna, Inde Siripinai and Vaishnav Janato from the movie Hey Ram. She released her first album Mehndi with HMV and the album’s success took her across India, performing at sell-out concerts. She went on to sign up with some producers in the UK to release her self-titled second album, Alyssia, tracks from which hit the coveted number one spot in Asian music charts across the UK and Europe.
Then it was time to add a new string to her bow and take the natural next step by composing her own songs. Now she’s back with her new album, Heart Beatz. The first track, Kyun Mera, showcases her vocals and combines beautiful lyrics with a catchy melody. The result of three years of hard work and an exciting network of collaborators and producers supporting her is a very personal album. The seven-track album showcases Alyssia’s range and her desire to try her hand at different genres that she loves – from drum and bass to dance.
“This album has been a true labour of love and a very exciting journey of discovery for me,” she says. “Writing lyrics and composing music has been such a great experience and I loved every minute of it. Fans of the original Alyssia will not be disappointed – I have stayed true to my roots with a lot of the tracks, but I also wanted to experiment and reach out to fans of other genres of music. I hope they enjoy listening to the album as much as I enjoyed creating it.”
The first track Kyun Mera released in June via iTunes, Amazon and all other digital stores.
NAME: Alyssia Vibha Sharma. My name means born of noble birth, making the impossible possible.
CURRENTLY: Enjoying life.
FAVOURITE COLOUR: Aqua.
FAVOURITE DESIGNER: Most High Street designers.
FAVOURITE BOLLYWOOD STAR: Shahid Kapoor.
FAVOURITE MOVIE: Bajirao Mastani.
FAVOURITE SINGERS: Sonu Nigam, Ankit Tiwari, Armaan Malik, Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi.
FAVOURITE SONG: Too many! Current fave, Teri Yaad by Yash Narvekar.
FAVOURITE TV SHOW: Friends.
FAVOURITE ICE CREAM FLAVOUR: Faluda – yep, it exists in Asian stores!
FAVOURITE CUISINE: Indian.
FAVOURITE RESTAURANT: Mala, Tower Bridge, London.
FAVOURITE SPORT: Badminton.
FAVOURITE AUTHOR: Sidney Sheldon.
FAVOURITE ACTIVITY: Dancing.
I’M FREAKED OUT BY: Reptiles.
I NEED: Blessings.
I WANT TO BE: Known for being super talented and a kind and lovely person.
MY ROLE MODELS: My parents and sister. They’re all-rounders, who balanced their high-flying academic careers with family responsibilities along with inculcating the principles of being honest and fair in their children.
TIPS TO SAVE THE PLANET: Avoid plastic including in tooth brushes. Bamboo toothbrushes are available now.
IN A PERFECT WORLD: People would live and let live.
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