Faouzia | Interview | Stingray Rising Stars
Faouzia is a compelling vocalist, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. The 21-year-old artist was born in Morrocco and moved to Winnipeg, Canada, at one. Faouzia released her first EP, Stripped, in August 2020 and has collaborated with many iconic artists, including John Legend, David Guetta, the Galantis duo, and Ninho.
Her powerful and inspiring pop songs have seduced millions of listeners all around the world. She released two new singles this year, "Don't Tell Me I'm Pretty," and "Hero." She is Stingray Rising Star for October.
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What are your earliest artistic memories?
My earliest artistic memory was playing the piano when I was four on a tiny keyboard. I would watch my sister play because she was taking lessons and was so eager to be put in lessons to learn.
What is your most favourite song that you have done?
My favourite song that I've ever done that is released is probably “Tears of Gold” (Stripped). I have many more favourites; they're just unreleased.
What is your best and/or funniest memory on stage?
One of my favourite memories on stage was when I took a selfie with the crowd. At the time, it was the biggest crowd I had performed to at the time, and so it was so thrilling to ask them if they would take a photo with me.
What are your most favorite songs of all time?
This is such a hard question for me to answer and I feel like my answer changes every day, but as of right now, it would probably be "Paparazzi" by Lady Gaga and "Save Your Tears" by The Weeknd.
What song do love performing the most on stage and why?
All of them! I seriously can't pick. I love when I'm singing something up-tempo and the crowd is singing along with me. I also love when it's a more intimate ballad.
If you didn't become a musician, what would you be doing right now?
I would probably either be a songwriter for other artists or a doctor—specifically a psychiatrist.
Which musician(s) would you like to collaborate with next?
I would love to collaborate with Stromae either as a producer or as a music video director. He's amazing.
What is one thing that your fans don't know about you (a fun fact)?
I taught myself how to play the cello so I could play it at a show!
What is your favorite vacation destination?
I haven't been able to vacation yet, but I'd probably go somewhere tropical since I love the beach.
What is the best advice that you have ever been given?
Do you and do it great.
What's coming up for you in the next few months?
Entering a whole new world of music that I have been eagerly wanting to share.
What's one question you would ask your fans?
What's your sense of humour? 😊
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