"I dig your style! Just passed by and looked at you- I had to come back and tell you!"
How did she react?
She burst out into laughter. "Thank you! But to be honest this is not the way I dress usually... I just came from a casting that was all about being a hippie..."
How did I feel?
This was fun! Alisha was a sweet girl and our encounter started off with a good laugh.
After she'd told me about that casting I asked her, "So are you an actress?". She answered, "Not primarily. I study jazz vocals and just transferred from Hamburg to Berlin-..." I interrupted her, "Really?! I sing jazz, too! It is my favorite thing!"
And off we went, talking about singing and finding one's way as a singer. We agreed that if you have a lot of pressure in your life your voice will show immediately. And that freeing yourself from expectations and doing your thing as an artist is incredibly difficult. I asked her whether there was music of hers online and she said, no, she had just taken down most of the songs and videos because she had not been content with them: She had just recently transferred from pop to jazz and was in the middle of figuring everything out.
Alisha was such a sweet girl, I am sure her music sounds wonderful. Her vibe makes me imagine her tunes to be warm, playful and sexy. I can't wait for the day that I shall find out!
Looking forward to hearing you sing, Alisha; Thank you for the nice encounter! Crossing fingers for that casting of yours... All the best to you!