ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: MEHESH
With less than a week until Crescendo Live, we're spotlighting a new artist every day of the week to give you to a better taste of what to expect at the show November 23 at Adelaide Hall. MEHESH is an eclectic singer/songwriter, raised in Toronto, Ontario, who talked to us about her passion for music, how she got started, and her debut single Coming for the Night.
Tell us who you are and a little bit about yourself.
My name is Annie, but I go by the artist name Mehesh. I am a 19 year old Toronto based singer/songwriter.
When did you discover your passion for music and how did you get started?
I have been passionate about music since I was a little girl, always singing around the house with my grandpa. After taking part in a development series in 2015, I was presented with an opportunity to take my dream career to the next level.
Tell us a little bit about your writing style and the creative process of making your debut single Coming for the Night.
I have grown as a songwriter over the past year and a half. With the help of production team and songwriter duo House of Wolf I was able to bring my vision of a song that follows teen rebellion and love with Coming for the Night.
Talk about some of your inspirations. Are there any Canadian artists that have had a huge influence on you?
I’m inspired by many different female artists in the industry; Selena Gomez, Dua Lipa, and Demi Lovato. Each of these artists have inspired me in different ways, from connections with their fans, to the music and how they portray themselves through their lyrics, to the way they take their life experiences and use them as a way to help others to relate to it and feel a sense of not being alone.
What are you listening to right now?
Right now I am into the modern and top hits. From Halseys recent album ‘hopeless fountain kingdom’, Khalids album, and Madison Beers dope singles. Loving a wide range of music genres!
When can we expect more music from you?
Music is coming soon! Got a little project in the works, super excited to finalize it and share it with everyone. I am also headed back to the studio in December to work on more new music. So yes, new music.. soon. ;)
What do you predict for the future of the Canadian music industry and how do you feel being a part of it?
The Canadian music industry has just constantly been changing. Technology and social media has a lot to do with that… a lot of artists are able to expose themselves in different ways. Playlists are on a big come up, and have been dominating, rather than hitting shuffle, personally I find myself playing music based off my mood with different playlists available on Spotify/Apple Music. I feel very excited to be a part of the future of the Canadian music industry, getting my music out there and letting my audience connect to the things I've experienced and relate to it depending on how they feel is something that really interests me. Music has been a form of healing for me, so I’d love to provide that for others with my own words.