Her edgy style and sound makes you want to hear more! Urvah Khan, Toronto’s very own, isn’t your ordinary girl. She’s got a sound that is “crazy” and she’s definitely not afraid to show it. We caught up with her about what she’s working on right now and what’s motivated her to be who she is today. She tells us fans should prepare to rock as she’ll be bringing tons of energy to the desiFEST stage in a few days! We can’t wait to watch her perform live!
Check out the full interview below.
If you were to describe your music or sound in one word what would it be?
What’s your motivation or inspires you to make music? Any influences you have?
My music is a reflection of how I feel. Influences are many..Rap-HipHop to Rock and even Soca lol… I’m a huge Eminem fan, love Nikki Minaj… totally in love with bands like Black Sabbath, System of a Down, Nirvana & Rage against Machine. I’ve turned to the past lately to find inspiration… I love digging in the crates to find how music was years ago and how much it has evolved over time. The more I listen, the more I research, the more I find myself gravitating towards the live tracks..they’ve got the energy!
Have you been musically trained or where did this passion to sing come from?
I’m not a formally trained musician, nor did I grow up ever thinking of being a rock star. My mom was a journalist back home and I drew my love for writing and words from her. Have always been a writer and eventually writing turned to rhymes to music. I love working with experienced musicians.. they pour knowledge into you. I’m blessed to be around my band “The Central Nervous System” and every session, every song, every performance trains me to be better than yesterday.
You’re going to be performing at Canada’s largest South Asian Event, desiFEST, how excited are you about that and what are you looking forward to? What will you bring to the stage?
All I can promise you is I will be bringing a whole lot of energy to the stage..prepare to ROCK!
Who is someone that you wish to collaborate with?
I am a total Sabbath head. Not a day goes by when I don’t listen to their music. I love how heavy “Black Sabbath” can get but they still have interesting melodies and rhythms. That’s also the same thing I really love about “System of a Down”. So ye I would love to collaborate with bands like Black Sabbath & System of a Down.
Do you prefer sitting in the studio writing music, or performing in front of a live audience?
Both are creative in their own way.. I love entertaining people. When I’m on stage I want to take the audience away from their daily worries, somewhere different, somewhere crazy and insane. Songwriting and recording are that way too..guess I’m an escapist.
What are you working on right now? Any new singles or albums coming up?
I’m working on a lot. Will be dropping my second EP titled “Entr’acte” this fall. The first single from the EP is called “Aieyoo” and it releases on May 21rst. Also have an LP in works for 2013 titled “The Wrath of Urvah Khan” Keep your eye on my official website for updates.
Thank you for taking time out to do this interview. Is there anything you would like to say to your fans and our UrbanAsian.com readers?
Thank you UrbanAsian for providing me the stage to discuss my music and for the readers.. Rock on!
Come check out Urvah Khan performing live at desiFEST in Toronto on May 26th at Yonge-Dundas Square at 4:05PM.
UrbanAsian will be there, what about you?!