Sixty Seconds on Songwriting with Hitha

At just 13-years-old, Hitha is bidding to be the next young starlet. The Californian singer-songwriter has recently released ‘Standing Up With Pride’, a pop romp which delivers a message of positivity. We speak to Hitha to find out where she finds the inspiration for her upbeat pop.


What’s your single ‘Standing Up With Pride’ about?

Even though we all may have many activities and things we care about in our lives, this song is about putting forth your biggest passion and going for it. I used to play soccer and basketball and tennis and volleyball while also doing vocal lessons twice a week. I realized that I liked singing the best, and so I decided to put it as my number one priority and focused on that. I still play volleyball, but everything else I’ve set aside and singing is my number one focus.

Your songs portray a message of positivity and hope. What’s your main source of inspiration?

My main source of inspiration is everyday life. I try to take problems from everywhere to make my songs relatable so everyone can connect with them.

What’s your biggest ambition as a teen popstar?

I hope that I become known as the positive little girl who loves to write and perform. When people hear my music, I want them to know that they can always count on themselves to figure out what their true passion is, and then put in the hard work and practice alongside their talent to get the achievement they’re looking for. There’s always a positive ending if you try hard and don’t give up.

Does your Asian heritage influence the music you make?

I actually started my music with India Classical singing when I was 4. Indian classical signing helped me with many vocal/technical attributes and I have realized that music is my passion. Basically, it gave me foundation to build my music future on. ​

Hitha is Following in the Footsteps of Pop Princesses Demi Lovato and Ariana Grande!

Aspiring to make a positive influence in this world, the Californian artist, Hitha, releases her new single ‘Standing Up With Pride’. At such a young age of thirteen, she is creating music addressing how overwhelming situations can appear, but she is determined to show everyone the light at the end of the tunnel. Despite the range of generations, Hitha claims that her music is relatable to all.

 

Her music is conveying the message of pursuing your true passion in life and letting go off everything negative. Her positive attitude is truly contagious and for sure will inspire all listeners. By being such a brave individual expressing how even young children struggle with depression and how it should be voiced out loud so that others can help make a difference is really supporting our society to move forward. Following in the footsteps of big pop artists with the likes of Katy Perry, Demi Lovato and Ariana Grande, Hitha too is on her path to success.

Hitha, being raised by her two Indian parents, discovered a love for Bollywood dancing and traditional Indian singing but also Western musical traditions. This all-round entertainer as a dancer, writer, singer and musician initially made a name for herself through her renditions of cover versions on YouTube and things began to excel from there.

To create a more visual message to ‘Standing Up With Pride’, Hitha made a music video for it. She portrays the negative thoughts cleverly by having her video in black and white which later transforms into a world of colour when Hitha embraces the positivity.

This track is especially significant in meaning to Hitha herself as she says:

“It is my own story. One day, I decided to just let go of everything, just be positive and only pursue my passion – that decision changed my life. I believe this positivity is going to help many people. There’s always a positive ending if you try hard and don’t give up”

Follow Hitha here:

Website: https://www.hitha.me/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HithaMusic

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hitha_music/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ByHitha

Words: Alice Webb

Hitha tells us what it’s like to be a pop princess in 2018

It’s been a while since we’ve had a pop princess in our midst. The most recent wave of teen stars, like Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, and Selena Gomez and co. have graduated to more mature audiences along with the turn into their 20s. But there is one budding singer we can think of who’s chomping at the bit to fill their shoes. At just 13-years-old, Hitha is bidding to be the next young starlet. The Californian based singer-songwriter has recently released ‘Standing Up With Pride’, a pop romp which delivers a message of positivity. We speak to Hitha to find out what it’s like to be a pop princess in 2018.

You say you hope to inspire generations with your music. What’s the reaction been like at school to your new single?

​So far whoever (including my​​ friends at school) has heard my song “​Standing Up With Pride” have complimented me on it which encourages me to write/sing more.

The path of a teen pop star is notoriously bumpy, how do you stay grounded?

​I stay grounded because I know at the end I will continue pursuing my passion and will be happy.​

How are you balancing your school work with this music project?

Time management is key. Education and music are very important to me. I balance my work by prioritizing and by being flexible with my schedule​.

Are there any pop stars in the music industry that you look up to?

I look up to Demi Lovato, not only because she manages to turn her hard past into inspiration for music, but also stands for gender equality and LGBT rights.

Your songs portray a message of positivity and hope. What’s your main source of inspiration?

My main source of inspiration is everyday life. I try to take problems from everywhere to make my songs relatable so everyone can connect with them.

What are your future plans for when you finish school?

I just want to continue my passion and I’m willing to go where ever it leads me.

Most venues have an age restriction of 16, how do you plan to perform live?

​I will take any opportunity of a live performance that knocks on my door where under 16 is allowed to perform. ​

Does your Asian heritage influence the music you make?

I actually started my music with India Classical singing when I was 4. Indian classical signing helped me with many vocal/technical attributes and I have realized that music is my passion. Basically, it gave me foundation to build my music future on. ​

Watch ‘Standing Up With Pride’ here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDx_dLqTixQ