We can't get enough of melodic angel, Satica, and her new EP Drippin'. Read our Music Monday feature where we pick her brain on how she got her start in the industry, inspiration behind her latest creations, and music she grew up on.
Describe your music style in 3 words.
Story Driven, Melodic, and vulnerable
Tell us your story, where are you from and when did you start playing music?
I am the daughter of two Cambodian refugees who immigrated to the U.S. in the late 80's. I was born and raised in the east side of Long Beach, and fell in love with music at a very young age. I started hairbrush singing at the age of 4 and began learning how to to play the guitar and writing my own music at around 12-13. I didn't start taking it seriously until I was about 18 and have been absolutely obsessed with the creative process ever since.
What's your favorite element to a song?
Oooo thats a tough one. A tie between lyrics and vocal arrangements.
What were your 3 favorite albums growing up?
My 3 favorite albums growing up was Christina Aguilera's self titled album, Kanye West's "The College Dropout", and Tamia's "More" album.
What's the inspiration behind your latest project, Drippin'?
Going into the creation of Drippin', I wasn't exactly sure what I wanted it to sound like but just was eager to create. At the time, I think Bon Iver's "22, a million" just had come out and Frank Ocean's "Blond", so I was just trying to find a away to blend everything that I liked, add some pop sensibility but still felt like me. Lyrically, I tried to paint stories that I have either created in my head or have been inspired by my friends or daily life that I thought people would be able to connect to on a more personal level. By the end, I had a whole bunch of records to choose from and those were the four that I felt the most connected to and that's how Drippin' was created.
What's on your current playlist?
Hahaha this is a fun one, Brockhampton-Summer, Dr. Dre-Xxplosive, Post Malone feat. Ty Dolla $ign-Psycho, Sza-Garden, Kim Petras-Faded, Frank Ocean-Provider, Swims-Over me. Just a few hehe
Any advice for aspiring musicians?
Remember that Music is a labor of love and DO NOT GIVE UP even if it seems like the odds will never be in your favor. Just keep focusing on your craft, increase your offs, strive to be better, and really get to know what defines you as a person and artist and I guarantee that you'll start moving.
What's next for you?
Expect a ton of new music this year and more visual content as well!!! I've been really honing in on my writing and there's so many stories that I need the world to hear. I cant wait!
Listen to Drippin' here!