WOW | Musical Conversation
Despite being a new face on the music scene, Suraksha Malla has captured hearts with her soulful voice. Her cover songs are a huge hit on Youtube and she is now a commissioned artist with the Arbitrary Group which is responsible for operating one of the most successful youtube channels of Nepal, Channel Arbitrary along with the production of major commercials of international as well as local clients.
How would you describe Surakshya Malla as a person?
I am positive, laid back and sarcastic.
How did you get into music?
My brother is my leading inspiration. At the age of eight, my brother started learning guitar whereas I used to watch a lot of Disney channel. Then I got inspired by Miley Cyrus in Hannah Montana. I wanted to be like her. I started jamming with my brother to our favourite songs.
What kind of genres do you listen to?
I listen to every genre, but recently I prefer Indie music. I feel connected to music when I listen to artists like Rachel Sermanii and The Staves.
Top five tracks on your current playlist
Billie Eilish: Belly Ache, Lonely
The Elements: Birsiney Hau Ki
John Mayer: New Light
Peter Manos: In my head
The Staves: Make It Holy
What are your goals as a musician?
I really want to be an inspiration to people. Also, I want to have my own studio and come up with one of the best original songs ever.
If you weren’t in music, what would you be?
I would have started my own business or got a job in an IT company.
Your greatest influences…
Lana Del Ray, Rachel Sermanni, Melanie Martinez, Miley Cyrus, The Staves and Adele
If you could only sing one song for the rest of your life…
I still remember the first time I sang Ful Ko Ankha Ma. My dad was extremely appreciative. He motivated me to perform at school events. It was after that song I realised music is my thing, so I guess it’s the song for me.
How can your fans be in touch with you?
Artists you listen to when you are…
In a good mood: Cardi B, Post Malone and Khalid.
Travelling: Oh Wonder, Billie Eilish, Melanie Martinez, Albatross, The Staves and Bipul Chhetri.
Feeling demotivated: The Weeknd, Billie Eilish and Fleurie.
Getting ready: Ariana Grande, Cardi B, Post Malone, Khalid and Halsey.
Feeling lonely: Fleurie and Billie Eilish.