SYRIAN BORN SINGER/SONGWRITER Nouri is taking the charts by storm with her debut single Where Do We Go From Here? However, don’t let her powerhouse voice and stunning looks fool you, Nouri would like to convey an extremely important message to people. Nouri was one of those children who loved singing and performing. When she won her school’s talent quest, it made her realise she wanted to become a singer. From then onwards she strived for success.

Living in a refugee camp as a young girl empowers Nouri to sing about her experiences to hopefully change policies. However, Where Do We Go From Here? is a poppy track fused with R ‘n B and a catchy guitar riff about loss love and longing. Having worked with many LA producers including Grammy award-winning Brian Kennedy who has worked with Lady Gaga, Nouri’s upcoming debut EP will be a treat for your ears.

You can listen to Where Do We Go From Here? below:

Thanks to Nouri and her team reaching out and having faith in me to return to interviewing again after having a life-changing surgery.

Hi Nouri! Thanks for being the first artist I have chatted to in a while.  Congratulations on the success of your debut single Where Do We Go From Here? Where did you find the inspiration for the pop and soul enriched track?

Hi! Thank you so much. My inspiration came from a time where I was having feelings for someone and wanted to be with them, but it wasn’t the right time. It’s the internal struggle of wanting to be with someone you care deeply for but at the same time wanting to let them go.

At what age did you know you wanted to be a performer?

I have been singing for as long as I can remember. As a child, I would watch ‪Mariah Carey, ‪Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, and Christina Aguilera on TV and mimic their singing and dancing. The moment I knew I wanted to do this as a career was at my school’s talent quest in Melbourne, Australia after I received a standing ovation. I didn’t really know I could sing until I got that reaction. That solidified it for me.

Wow! You were a Syrian refugee who had spent time in a camp. Did that experience aid with your songwriting?

I definitely take all my experiences and write from them. I started writing professionally when I first got in the studio with ‪Brian Kennedy, who is a Grammy award winning producer. I owe a lot to Brian because he taught me a lot in terms of songwriting and trying to perfect it.

 There is a lot of talk about refugees, especially in Australia at the moment.  What would you say to politicians who have kept people and children in camps for years?

It’s very sad and I feel for each and every one of those kids because I was them at one point. I see my face in theirs. I can’t tell politicians what to do. All I can do is work harder to get where I need to get to, so I can have a bigger voice for change. If you want change {something} you need to be that change and      lead by example.

What can people expect from your EP due out in 2019?

I want to make everyone dance and cry at the same time, so people can expect a rollercoaster of emotions.

Thanks Nouri for taking the time answering my questions.  I wish you the best of luck with your future.

Thank you so much!