We’ve been playing out Asphodel, the debut single from Dhyani, here on Phoenix FM recently – and we caught up with her to find out a little bit more about her life and music.
Tell us a little bit about your yourself?
I’m a 22 year old singer-songwriter and poet based in Ahmedabad, India.
When did you first start to develop a passion for music?
I’ve been always inclined towards music since I was a toddler — wanting to write my own songs and perform on stage happened when I was around 10 years old.
Which artists did you listen to while growing up?
I used to watch Hannah Montana a lot which actually inspired me to want to be on a stage. Later I heard Taylor Swift and she’s my biggest inspiration to this day. I was also into Eminem a lot which eventually led me to try writing because I was so blown away by his rhymes.
How would you describe your music to someone who hasn’t heard you before?
Making people feel heard and seen soothes my soul. I have always loved stories that I can connect to with my feelings and so all of these things came together as singing and songwriting. My biggest hope is that my music helps others just as much as it helped me when I wrote it.
What music have you recorded and released to date?
Asphodel is my debut single, but there’s a lot more where that came from!
Which artists do you enjoy listening to at the moment – and do they influence your work?
Taylor Swift is a major part of what I listen to. Billie Eilish, Harry Styles, Selena Gomez and Panic! At The Disco are some of the other artists I’m listening to right now and there’s definitely an influence from all of them because that’s what happens when you really like something!
Who would your dream collaboration be with?
If I get to work with Taylor someday, that would be insanely incredible.
What are your plans for the future?
I have a new single coming up soon and also an EP later.
Where can we find out more about you?
You can find me on Instagram @im_dhyani