Chiika

Friday
BBC Music Introducing | 18:00 - 18:30
Chiika

Chiika may not have grown up playing instruments or learning music theory, but she did grow up writing English versions of foreign-language songs and uploading them to YouTube.

Following a completely isolated first lockdown and overcome with a need for something to hold on to, the 22-year-old decided that even if she wasn't a 'proper musician', nothing could stop her writing words to free beats from the internet.

Those words eventually turned into an EP and that same determination came to represent the feeling of 'rightness' that chiika embodies in her music - ever-changing, genre-defying, mixing the East of her Indian heritage with the West of her British upbringing, but always unmistakably her.

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