Meet Moroccan Canadian singer-songwriter Satya, who recently unveiled the music video for “In Trouble.”
Satya explains, “This song is about finding true love but also feeling like you could be in trouble because you’ve lost control. ‘In Trouble’ means a lot to me because I never expected to find this kind of honest and genuine love. This is first and foremost what I wish people the most. I wish they find the love they deserve, that they find someone who will make them shine.”
Originally from Morocco, where she was abandoned at birth, Satya was later adopted and moved to Canada. In school, her skin-color resulted in bullying, followed by substance abuse and attempted suicide when she was 18. With the help of her family, she turned her life around and found emotional release through music.
According to Satya, “We are all survivors of what we have experienced, but our past does not define us. We own our futures. Life is not always easy, but we have to push through harder times because the sun always shines on the other side. Let’s be kind to ourselves and one another we never know what someone else is going through.”
The video for “In Trouble” blends stylish, dazzling visuals with potent pop music riding an infectious rhythm into an audio-visual treat, displaying Satya’s delicious dance movements along with her wickedly sumptuous voice.
Muzique Magazine spoke with Satya to find out more about her influences, which artists she’s listening to right now, and why she makes music.
How did you come by your stage name?
My stage name is my real name. I chose to keep it that way. My parents named me Satya because it means ‘truth’ in Indian. The name carries great significance for me and as an artist, I express my truth.
When did you discover your love for your craft and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in it?
I discovered my love for music at a very young age. As a young girl music made me happy and bubbly. I was very young when I discovered Céline Dion and Whitney Houston and I just couldn’t stop sighing. I always wanted to pursue a career in music from the young girl I remember to today – it’s always been my dream.
Which singers/musicians influenced you the most?
Singers that influenced me the most are Céline Dion, Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, Beyoncé, Nina Simone, Lady Gaga, John Legend, Sam Smith and so many more!
Which artists are you listening to right now?
I’m listening to a lot of different artists. I love The Weeknd, Ariana, Lady gaga, Post Malone, H.E.R, SZA, Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendez, Harry Styles, Travis Scott, Dua Lipa, Ella Mai, Khalid and so many more, it’s a tough question because I also like many different genres of music.
What inspired your new single/music video “In Trouble?”
My new single ‘In Trouble’ was inspired by love. When you finally find it and you feel like your falling in love. That feeling of letting your walls down because that person is different and special. And that’s really also what I wish for people – to find true love.
What do you want people to take away from the video?
I want people to take away from the video whatever talks to them. For me it’s about protecting the love you find no matter what it takes. Love is universal.
Are you the best at what you do in your opinion?
My answer to that would be that I always try to give the best of me to whatever I do.
What are your plans for the near future?
My plans for the future are to release more music, have fun and help people in any way I can.
Why do you make music?
I make music to express myself, share how I feel, and share stories. I also make music because I love it. Music saved my life many times and it keeps me going.
Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shout outs?
I’d love to thank all of you guys for listening to my music – love you all! I would also like to thank my family, my fiancé, and my whole team for being such extraordinary people! Much love!