1. Hi Preeta, can you tell me a little bit about yourself before you became a country singer?
I’ve been a singer/songwriter/musician as long as I can remember. I started playing piano at age 7 and guitar at age 12 and have been singing since I came out of my mothers womb!:)
2. How did you decide you wanted to become a musician?
Always new it was my path. I feel like the songs and lyrics that come through me are meant to inspire others, so it’s my service to the world.
3. Who are some of your musical icons?
Growing up, Tori Amos and Alice N’ Chains were my two favorites. Very different from each other, but they were my first inspirations. Also, growing up on Kauai, Reggae music was pretty much the norm, so I appreciate the Reggae greats as well.
4. Is there anything new coming up with your music for 2016?
I’m planning on releasing a new single accompanied with it’s music video called, ‘Can You Love’ in early January 2017. Also, I’m planning on collaborating with some producers in L.A. and the Pacific Northwest to put out my third full length album.
5. If you could sing a duet with a singer or group who would it be and why?
Easy. Tori Amos. She was my main inspiration. Her lyrics are complex and poetic and I think it would be an amazing experience.
6. Where do you see yourself in the next 5 to 10 years in your music career?
Collaborating and writing with top producers and musicians and touring. I have hundreds of songs that I haven’t recorded yet, so I will be doing a lot of that!
7. If you were not a singer what would your career be?
Well, I also am an artist and I sell my paintings and prints so I would probably be doing that and I also am a belly dancer, so I’d be doing that as well:)
8. What is the background of your newest single “Be Here?”
It’s a love story, with intensity. I wrote ‘Be Here’ on the piano, so it’s my first song in a while that features the piano and more of my original Tori Amos vibes that I was going for when I was younger.
9. What is one of your favorite quotes?
There are many different paths to the mountain top, but everyone sees the same moon from the peak.