Multi-talented and award winning Swedish-American artiste Anouschka has released the visuals to her latest single “SHINE”. The audio was produced by Dillie of House of Dillie and video directed by Director O, and 1900 Films Kenya
“SHINE” is a song honouring the unseen heroes, who work hard to build their lives in the face of hardship and challenges. It’s a song dedicated to those who feel invisible and an inspiration to those who feel unloved and bogged down with the everyday stresses.
Speaking about the song, Anouschka says: “The original arrangement has an upbeat Kenyan gospel flavour to it, but that was not so easily marketable overseas, so I also made a point to make the new version very accessible musically for ANY market. The new version is recorded by Dillie at House of Dillie. I premiered the new version at Live at Heart Festival in Canada last October and people loved it.”
Anouschka aka Chadi’s love for Swahili can be traced back to 2013 when she wrote her first Swahili /English lyrics fusing Kenyan beats with western songwriting, where she was working with Teddy B in Satellite at the time. From then, she has managed to fuse the Kenyan style with the western a move that has seen her work with several producers and also put Kenya on the global map.
In June, Anoushcka will be among six singers /songwriters who will be showcasing their works at one of the largest musical event MIDEM in France, and she will be showcasing Shine among other works from her previous albums.
Besides music, she is also a champion for women’s rights and is on the BOD for Milele Children charity based in Boston, USA which pays school fees for disenfranchised children in Malindi -Milele Children.