Shanya opens up about her new hit single, ‘Here For You’

Shanya opens up about her new hit single, ‘Here For You’

Danny Painter had a chat with the 18-year-old singer to talk about what inspired her debut single. 

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There is a newcomer on the block and she is making waves in the music industry. 

Shanya, 18, has released her debut single, 'Here For You'. She released the music video for the song in March. 

The rising star says lockdown inspired her to come up with the hit single, which talks about her long distance relationship. 

Shanya says that although she wrote the song in 2020, it took a lot of courage to share it with the world. 

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“Worried about what others would think of the song caused me to leave it in that book for a year. Then someone told me that other peoples’ opinions should not rob me of what I love doing,” she says. 

The newcomer worked with producer Gino Lee of River Road Records to create the hit. 

“We drove down to Qqeberha in the Eastern Cape to produce the song,” Shanya explains. 

“We spent two days in the booth which had my nerves shot. I've recorded covers before but this was different. This was my song. Making the song was really fun and possibly the best experience I've ever had,” she explains. 

The singer also spoke about working on the music video. 

“I believe in originality and keeping it real. Shooting the video was challenging because I wanted to keep it original but at the same time look professional.”

Have a look at the music video below and be on the lookout for her interview with Danny Painter by listening to her show every Monday to Thursday from 7pm until 10pm. 

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