The award-winning singer, songwriter, teen activist, and recording artist shows impressive resilience in her newly released ode to coming of age.
Some people are destined to grace the stage. Hitha is one of these people. Having been exposed to music at the tender age of four, she approaches music with the poise of an artist who has spent years perfecting their sound, with powerful yet smooth vocals and introspective yet relatable lyricism. From the moment of your first listen, it’s clear Hitha makes music that resonates, connecting with her audience via an infectious, infectious genuineness.
What makes Hitha’s music feel so genuine? As a keen activist and musician, Hitha makes it a point for her music to speak on issues important to her, such as women empowerment, justice for all, and teenage issues.
Recently selected as a youth ambassador for Unite4:Good, Hitha profoundly cares about the issues she sings about, talking her talk but backing it up with her efforts outside the musical world. Through her music and activism, it’s clear that Hitha has a vision and is striving to make a difference however she can.
The latest result of these efforts is the powerful “Neverland.” Over graceful and refined piano-based instrumentals, Hitha faces her fears of growing up head-on. Utilizing her signature transparency and introspection, lines like “I’m scared to see / What will become of me” show the apprehension we all feel approaching adulthood.
In contrast, lines like “I’m grasping on to all that I can say with me / Can’t let my childhood free / I’m never letting go” detail the fear that change brings through adulthood, both with the loss of simplicity and of childhood innocence.
Hitha’s “Neverland” is a beautiful piece that perfectly captures the angst of growing older and the changes it brings. Changes are scary. Big changes are even worse. Whenever you need a moment to breathe, escape to “Neverland,” out now on all major streaming platforms.
Welcome to BuzzMusic, Hitha. We loved “Neverland”; it felt super nostalgic, and you nailed the angst and uncertainty of becoming an adult. We have to ask… You draw a lot from personal experience in your music. How does it feel to be turning into an adult? It’s a little scary, but is there anything you’re looking forward to?
I am looking forward to my future experiences! Although I’m a little reluctant to reach adulthood, I think people my age, myself included, are more worried about the title of being an adult and the weight it carries rather than aging. It has to transition into an age group where society expects more from you, which is a burden. However, even if everyone around me expects me to act a certain way, I must not succumb to that stereotype. I am very excited to be an adult who wants to experience new things and continue learning because personal growth truly matters whether I’m 17 or 18.
So, your activism is a huge part of who you are as a person and musician; what does your activism mean to you, and why did you get involved? How did you first get involved in your activism?
To me, activism is the general name for caring for people globally and wanting to make a difference. It’s not something I’m trying to check off as an accomplishment or add to my list of titles. Growing up with the world and all its knowledge at my fingertips through technology has allowed me to witness more of the world’s disparities. My parents also taught me to always care for others and fight for what I believe in. All these characteristics combined make me very passionate about human rights and allow me to try my best to do my best. Even now, I don’t know when I first got involved because caring for others and their well-being has always been a priority to me from the onset.
So, you mentioned that you were exposed to music from an extremely young age (4, was it?!). How did that happen, and what’s been your favorite part of your musical journey so far?
My grandma was the inspiration and the root of my love for music. She joined me in Indian classical singing lessons when I was four after I would accompany her when she would sing. From that point forward, singing, learning, and creating have increased. My favorite part of my musical journey was listening to “We Are Who We Are” after the first production cut was made in the studio. It was the first time that the art I envisioned was real, and I remember crying so much. My music is like my home. It encompasses all of my innermost thoughts and feelings.
What message do you want your fans to take from your music?
I want my music to bring joy to my fans. I want them to go through an experience and come out better on the other side, whether hearing the instruments or taking in the lyrics. As for the message, different people may interpret my song differently than I intended. However, that’s the beauty of sharing your art!
What’s next for Hitha? What are your goals for 2023?
My goal for 2023 is to keep making more music! Although that sounds slightly basic for a musician to say, it is something I want to learn and become better at.