Porsh is an upcoming singer/songwriter from Lake City, South Carolina. She’s been singing since the age of 5 years old but didn’t take it seriously until she was 20 years old. Growing up listening to contemporary artists such as Brandy, Whitney Houston, and Chris Brown, Porsh describes her music as realistic and passionate. Porsh’s uniquely soft voice caught attention from her current piano teacher. He worked individually with her, to ensure that her talent would be heard. She’s expected to release more singles and an upcoming album later in 2019! Stay tuned.
Porsh released her first single “You Left Me” late summer 2019 and everything about the single is heartwarming and soothing. The meditative and highly emotional track “You Left Me” was inspired by a recent heartbreak in Porsh’s life. The arrangement allows the piece an impressive amount of space to breathe, and the ambient sound of the recording space and Porsh’s hypnotic vocals all add to the songs' organic heart. “You Left Me” is wonderful, dynamic and unique, with just enough vulnerability and openness to develop true connections with her listeners, but a little bit of mystery leaves us craving more. “You Left Me” is a spectacular debut and worth a listen! Stay on the lookout for a debut album from Porsh, coming late 2019.
Check out “You Left Me” here and read more with Porsh below!
Hey Porsh! We’re loving your debut song “You Left Me”! What do you hope your fans take away from your music?
My music comes from the heart. I write about things that happen to me personally. When my fans listen to my music I want them to realize that it’s okay to be vulnerable and it’s okay to cry; that’s what makes you stronger. In this generation people think when someone cries it makes them weak. However, that’s not true; it makes you stronger and it shows you actually care. I believe the only way for you to overcome something whether it be a traumatic event or even a goal; is to come face to face with it and embrace it. I also want my music to be empowering to my fans to always follow their heart and embrace the world with love.
What does the track “You Left Me” represent for you? Can you dive into the lyrics and tell us the meaning behind it?
Writing the song “You Left Me” was very easy to me. Every lyric in the song is true and it came from the heart. The meaning behind this song came from a recent situationship with a guy. I fell in love and I wanted to be in a committed relationship with him. I think he noticed I was falling for him and it scared him. We hung out for the last time in February and the next couple months I wasn’t able to get in contact with him. He gave me no explanation of why he chose to stop talking to me. Even though I sorta knew the reason, I would’ve felt better if I heard it from him. It took me a while to get over him and it wasn’t a good feeling at all, but I made it through. I learned a lot from him; the next guy I’m with, we’re definitely taking it slow.
Did you hone your vocal style over time or have you always had a natural ability to sing?
I always had a natural ability to sing. I never really had a lot of confidence. I had many people tell me I had an amazing voice but I didn’t think so. Overtime I began to watch many YouTube videos to help me work on my tone and control. Unfortunately, that wasn’t very helpful for me. I decided to reach out to a vocal coach near my hometown. He worked with and helped build my confidence. He told me singing wasn’t my issue, it was my ear. I had to train my ear to hear different sounds, melodies, and harmonies. That inspired me to learn the piano. Learning how to play, definitely played a major role in training my ear. It helped improve my singing abilities tremendously.
What do you hope to achieve as an artist going forward?
One goal I definitely want to achieve is to show my fans that it’s okay to be different. Never change yourself for anybody and always speak up for what you believe in. I also want to create music that can be remembered and played years from now; that would be a major achievement for me. I don’t want people to get tired of my songs. I want my songs to inspire someone. My goal is to bring real r&b back. The type of songs where you can hear the pain or the excitement when I’m singing. I want my songs to be catchy but also relatable to romance, breakups, etc.
Can you tell us more about your upcoming album?
I’m working on a 10-12 song album called 222. The numbers 222 is very godly. It’s an angle number. When you see 222 it means to always trust in what you want and not what you don’t want. If you believe, it’ll happen at the right place and at the right time. I decided to name my album after this because I’m a huge believer in signs. I see this number all the time and I believe it’s a sign from God, letting me know that I’m on the right track. On this album I will talk about my person life. This will allow for fans to get to know me better. I also want to include love songs. The type of songs you can play at weddings.
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