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Shenna Somsmieh at all times knew who she was, however then there have been some exterior voices telling her one thing else. And generally these voice had been inside. Then Shenna took these voices, bagged them, and tossed them to the curb. After quitting college to leap into music in 2013, Shenna’s artwork began to assemble in 2014 debut Dream in Coloration, and all through the previous six years, the pop artist has unraveled herself in every bit of labor, her narrations on all the things from know-how, love, psychological well being, and no matter else she tends to launch.

Ligthening the lyrical load from her most up-to-date EP, 2019’s Blue Reminiscences, an exploration of her melancholy and know-how’s affect on the human psyche, Shenna has shifted the storyline in new single “Attempt One other Style.” Her first single since Blue Reminiscences, the regular, sultry groove of “Attempt One other Style” reveals one other aspect of Shenna’s propulsive pop singing Sugar chaser, I’m one other taste.

Possibly Shenna isn’t your typical pop star, no matter “typical” means. Nonetheless, she’s intent on altering the notion of what a pop artist seems like.

“As a black and Syrian feminine rising artist, I noticed myself get categorized earlier than folks even listened to my music and for trade folks to shrink back as a result of I used to be a black lady in pop, which didn’t match the usual narrative,” she says. “I’m completely satisfied folks’s eyes are beginning to open and I hope to encourage others like me that anybody could be a pop star.”

Shenna (Photograph: Brian Debel)

Developing on Justin Timberlake and Gwen Stefani, Shenna’s world was at all times fused in pop. At one level she says she was inspired to discover different genres and in the end veer away from the kind of artist she actually was deep down.

“After I began, many individuals within the music trade needed to promote a sexualized picture of me and refined me to solely gradual R & B jams,” says Shenna. “Nothing is mistaken with being attractive, however being put into that position wasn’t me and I felt compelled right into a field.” 

Born and raised in Woodbridge, VA, Shenna carried out in every single place fro Disney World to Central Park and ultimately tapped radio worldwide following her 2014 debut EP Dream in Coloration and her first full size album Product of Gold. Her music even landed placement on the Netflix collection “Miss Stevens,” along with reveals like “Deadly Weapon,” “Ex On The Seaside,” and “The Dangerous Ladies Membership.”

Blue Reminiscences was Shenna’s deeper narrative on life, and the extra upbeat “Attempt One other Style” isn’t any completely different. Positive it’s about damaged hearts, however there’s extra love on the market, and as Shenna clearly illustrates, there are at all times extra flavors on the market. Cool and calm, and much from something calamitous, it’s simply the breeze of pop wanted throughout these tumultuous occasions.

“Attempt One other Style is a enjoyable, but attractive pop tune about somebody who has had horrible luck in relationships and is now very cautious of who they let steal their coronary heart,” says Shenna. “The attitude of the tune is the brand new love curiosity exhibiting they are often the proper taste and that the particular person simply hasn’t had the appropriate style but—till now.”

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