NEW ARTIST FINDS: SATICA
For anyone down for something new and fresh, We Are: The Guard is a fantastic place to expand your musical libraries, playlists, and knowledge. Take for instance the EP Drippin' by Satica that you should really listen to, because it proves that you have great taste in tunes and sophistication beyond compare.
April Nhem, known professionally as Satica, is a singer/songwriter and a second-generation Cambodian-American among the South Asian enclave of Long Beach, California. Her parents were refugees during turbulent times decades ago, but Satica's music is anything but gloom and doom. Instead, her style mixes R&B, electronica, pop, and rock to produce tracks that transcend genres, and truly pleases listeners who don't restrict their tunes to one singular audience.
Refining her craft since kindergarten, Satica has evolved both her singing and songwriting over the course of her formative years. Living in the social hodge-podge of the south bay has clearly contributed to her eclectic musical repertoire, delivering lyrics for the famed Korean label SM and drawing the attention of Far East Movement and Transparent Agency.
Her biggest project to date was being featured on Manila Killa's “Youth.” That road to notoriety has finally found the form of a pleasurable EP called Drippin' including a collaborative effort with SAKIMA in “Dysfunctional” and “Honey Whiskey.” Both headlining tracks have a fascinating slow jam sound fueled by Satica's sweet and solid vocals that follows the mellow trajectory of instrumentals.
SATICA - DYSFUNCTIONAL FT SAKIMA
It isn't an accident that “Honey Whiskey” features her soon-to-be-trademarked honey-soaked voice that entrenches deep within the intoxicating composition.
SATICA - HONEY WHISKEY
“You Are Here” is simple, catchy, and my favorite track on the EP. “Fine” is a haunting track that is drenched in over-saturated vocals.
SATICA - YOU ARE HERE
Whichever song seems to tickle your fancy, it doesn't matter. The EP is a brilliant display of Satica's skill-set, that churns out some nice-sounding stuff that stays with the audience long after the songs have ended.
Mad respect for our curator Musicalheartbeat who continues to submit amazing talent!