Urban Vault caught up with Dutch songstress SAAL to ask her some questions about her music, inspirations and collaborations, prior to the release of her debut release ‘Signs’ out October 9th…
Of Dutch and Indian descent with a proportion of her family residing in South America, SAAL needn’t look far for styles to influence her sound. SAAL welcomes her roots into her music with open arms and the evidence of her eclectic background is crystal clear. Her productions are a testament to her talents and the influences that have created the link between the two. Since moving to London, SAAL has set up her own recording studio, allowing her to record and produce her own vocals and enabling collaborations with a host of electronic producers. Amsterdam, beyond providing her with a degree in music management, also kickstarted her now true love: electronic music. Bass, breakbeats, progressive house and trance have all played a monumental role in her soundscape; enhancing her desires to delve deeper underground and create music that’s dark, effective and laced with hyper-modern energy.
What is your name?
How old are you?
Where are you from?
I was born in The Netherlands, and I’m currently living in London.
How long have you been making music?
For as long as i can remember really!
How many songs /albums have you released to date?
Our debut release ‘Signs’ is out October 9th…
Can you tell us about your latest song/album, the background and inspirations behind it?
‘Signs’ is one of the first songs I wrote, it’s about fate and following the “Signs” on your path to reach your dreams…
How have you ended up in the music industry?
I joined a band at age 16 in Amsterdam, it was great fun! Everything rolled on from that..
Who inspires you when you make your music?
I really like Hybrid & Soundprank.
Who have you collaborated with so far in your Career?
I’ve collaborated as a featured artist with Moonbeam & Soulcast.
Who would you like to collaborate with in the future?
Oh so many but for sure 65 Days Of Static…
What do you think of the music industry in 2015?
It’s probably harder than ever for new artists, everything is so fragmented.
What have you got planned for 2016?
Just lots more of the same as in 2015 and our debut album..
What was the first album you bought?
Pink Floyd – Animals
What’s your favourite song at the moment?
Runa vs In Progress – SAAM
If you had to sell your music collection tomorrow, what album would you leave in your draw?
Wild Light – 65 Days of Static
What do you do when you’re not making music?
When I’m not making music I’m either out clubbing or going to as many music festivals as possible!
Facebook or Twitter?
On Facebook it feels like I can built a closer connection with my fans… Plus there’s never enough space in a tweet for all I want to say!
In a few words sum up your thoughts about Urban Vault?
It is obvious you really support new artists… Great work guys!
Thank you for your time and may you carry on making dope, fresh music….
‘Signs’ will be released 9th October, 2015.