It is rare when you connect with someone in such a way that you wonder why you hadn’t met them earlier. Honestly, if it wasn’t for Twitter and my blog I wouldn’t have many of the people in my life and I am very thankful for this. I’d have probably moved to London and have been a lonely wreck.
This interview has been a long time coming and I am finally so thrilled to be able to share this with you. One of my most favourite singers is a beautiful soul called Rita Morar. Rita and I connected back in 2012 when I was unemployed and looking for work. On our first meeting she actually gave me a rendition of naina lagiya baarishan which is now known as Teardrops. Ladies and gentleman I am proud to share with you my recent chat with singer, songwriter and all round amazing human being Rita Morar…
The success of teardrops has been phenomenal and the unplugged version has become just as big! What do you think has been the biggest contributor to its success?
The biggest contributor I say is the team behind it. The passion Tazzz has and the spirit of the song is incredible. This was the first project I worked on with Tazzz and from the very start we knew the song was special. Tazzz is very passionate when it comes to music so connecting on him on this level was a pure blessing. His vision is clear; he always knows what exactly he wants in a song. It was amazing to observe that vision through him. Having Raxstar on board too was the icing on the cake; never have I heard an artist so in tune with lyrics, feelings and emotions. Altogether, our voices and emotions sound so strong and through that the people have connected with us. I am grateful to be part of this project.
Who or what is your biggest inspiration?
Everyday life is. Every day you learn, feel, see or hear something that stimulates the mind. Through thoughts and discoveries, it makes me want to be creative. My music is my form of expression so when I feel something inspirational and think I can put it in a song, I develop that idea.
Everyone loves your music from normal people like me to superstar Dj’s like Nihal. How do you feel you connect to each and every person out there?
I connect through being myself with whoever I meet in my path. I try to understand their experiences. There are no levels, everyone is equal. It’s amazing how much you can learn so much from just by listening and observing.
I believe music can heal. Is this something you believe in and what power do you think music has on a person?
I totally agree that music heals. Music has got me through some challenging times in my life. I believe that music is a source of energy that can have positive effects to help heal the body physically and spiritually. Music can also be adapted to how you want it. For example, people listen to music at the gym to stimulate their mind and give them power. Then on the other hand when people pray they recite prayers with a melody. Recently I learnt about music therapy that helps heal people – that in itself says it all. This is also how you reached out to me Priya when you heard my song Rain.
If there was anyone you’d like to work with (past or present) who would it be and why?
I would love to work with Naughty Boy, Nitin Sawhney or Niraj Chag. I’m in awe of how creative and emotive their music is. All are such an inspiration in my life. If that chance ever came, I would be happy knowing that I have been able to achieve my ambition.
Your proudest musical moment to date?
It would have to be Teardops. The amount of love and support I got for this song was truly unbelievable and everybody that reached out to me understood the emotion I was trying to portray in this song. It is a great feeling when you are singing live and the audience is singing with you – this is what I experienced with Teardrops. From the videos to the different versions of this song, it just been a fantastic experience overall.
I think it is wonderful to love yourself, so which song of yours do you love the most?
I love Rain because through Rain people heard the rawness of my voice and connected with it. I was accepted as an artist in my own right and it opened the world of being creative. This came from dark place but ironically it brought so much light into my life by introducing me to amazing people and has given me musical memories that I will cherish and always be grateful for.
What is next for Rita Morar?
I’m working on my own material and have next single coming up soon so watch this space! I also have some interesting collaborations lined up which are quite different for me. Do keep an eye on www.ritamorar.com
“Much love and music always with you”
I would like to thank Rita for her time, for always being there for me and inspiring others. I cannot wait to hear more and more music from Rita.
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Her website is: www.ritamorar.com