Artist Interview: “Swimming” by Ritu

Q: I am always curious about the artist’s upcoming. Was there a specific person or event that inspired you to be a part of the music industry?

RITU: I think going to my first music festival was a big inspiration in wanting to be part of the music industry. It was the first time I was surrounded by so much music and I really wanted to be a part of it.

Q: Was there a pivotal moment in your life when you decided to follow your path as a musician?

RITU: After university, I made the decision to focus on music as I felt it was the best time to give it a shot. That’s when I decided to study music for a year and it was a great decision as it was a great way to network and meet people in the industry. I met most of the people I worked on this EP with whilst at BIMM.

Q: What was the inspiration behind “Swimming”?

RITU: Swimming was inspired after coming out of a hard time in life and realising that I was happy again. I wanted to capture what a freeing feeling it is within the chilled-out vibes of the song.

Q: What does your creative process look like? Do you have a routine you stick to or does it change up?

RITU: My creative process can change depending on how inspired I am feeling. When I was writing Swimming I was trying to change my sound. So the original song was very different from how it turned out. I used the base of an old song and tried out some new techniques to make the song a bit more jazzy and soulful.

Q: My favorite part of making music is experimenting with different sounds! What is something you haven’t incorporated into your music but want to?

RITU: I would really love to incorporate wind instruments as I think they work really well with this genre of music. However, it can be hard to find live musicians to play my songs.

Q: If you were stranded on a desert island and could only take one song or album to listen to, what would it be?

RITU: Probably AM – Arctic Monkeys, as I never get bored of it and I love every song on it.

Photo Credits: thesnapshotpeople

Interviewed by Alina Tran





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