A versatile and experienced fusion singer from Northwood has just released her first EP after more than 20 years in the music industry.
Rita Morar released Blossoms in Isolation earlier this month, which she wrote at home during lockdown.
Rita has had a distinguished career in the music industry, having performed at Glastonbury and been featured on BBC Music Introducing. But despite her successful history in music, the road to releasing her first EP wasn’t an easy one.
Rita explained: “In 2017, I suddenly lost my voice completely and was diagnosed with dysphonia – my doctor told me I may never be able to sing again. I couldn’t even speak or two months after that, but after having lots of speech and singing therapy, I built my voice up again.
“I don’t regret what happened to me because it made me so much stronger. This EP is partially about that, and not letting anything stop you from achieving your dreams. It’s also about lockdown and the kind of situations and emotions that brought up.
“I started writing the EP in March, while I was missing my parents and while so many others were sharing their stories on social media. I love that you can rely on music even in the most difficult moments.”
Describing what new listeners can expect from her EP, Rita said: “Lots of fusion and a mix of genres – I sing with English lyrics but put my stamp on it with my Hindi tones. I’ve also collaborated with some amazing people from different genres, and we mix really well together.
“So a huge thanks to them, and also to everyone who has supported me with my music; including my friends and family. This has been a long time coming and I’m really excited.”
Blossoms in Isolation, which comprises of six tracks, is available on all major streaming platforms now.