Sejal Morris, A girl only in her 20’s pursuing masters in Social Work Counselling and graduated from Jesus And Mary College in B.A (Hons.) in Sociology (2018) is making it big in the music circuit. She has been a part of major festivals like Horn OK Please, Grub Fest, Zomaland, etc but also aspires to become a counselling psychologist. The girl has her goals and dreams shaped and aren’t we slightly jealous?
Dil ki Awaaz in an exclusive interview tried to know more about her –
You have said it before that you are a self-taught singer and guitarist – what drawn you towards music?
I have been brought up in a very music-oriented environment. My father is a self-taught percussionist and my mother is fairly good at singing. Growing up, we had a small music shop set up in our house. My chacha was a DJ. So, I was always exposed to the classics blasting in our home theatre. It is a no brainer that I am very passionate and enthusiastic about pursuing music as a career.
Singing was a hobby for you, so, when and how did you decide to make a career out of it?
I started singing in my school’s choir. Gradually joined my college society and went on to perform a fundraising gig for the annual fest. I realized that I like singing as a soloist and that I’m not as bad as I believe myself to be. I took a leap of faith and started performing as a solo artist and there has been no looking back since then.
Which band/musician inspires you the most?
My biggest inspiration for singing has been Miley Cyrus. I was very fascinated by her show Hannah Montana and my school teacher discovered me because I would keep humming her songs.
You were also planning to launch your own album – by when can we expect it and what will we get to hear in it?
My own music will be out in the second half of 2020. You can hear a sound similar to some of my musical influences like Lianne La Havas, Sabrina Claudio and H.E.R
What are your future plans?
My future plans are to expand my reach as an artist and hopefully become one of India’s finest western R&B artists, all while remaining independent and not affiliated with any record company or label.
To know a little more about the insides of her life, we played a little game – SPEAK UP IN A SECOND
Your first best friend – In all honesty, chronologically, my mom, younger sister, and dad!
Your first pet – Never had one
Your first crush – Shahid Kapoor
First kiss – It was terrible so I’ve erased it from my memory (okay! I guess we all can relate with Sejal here)
First boyfriend – Same as above, haha
Favourite food – Cheesy Mashed Potatoes. I know its a side dish but trust me I can have it for all 3 meals.
Favourite drink – Peach Iced Tea
Favourite holiday destination – I’ve never been out of India. Within India, I have a lot of places I’ve fallen in love with so can’t pick one.
Your go-to person – Kirti Narain, Rini Daniel
Your 3 AM friend – Kirti Narain
It is not just her voice but her sense of humour, her positive attitude towards life, her smile and damn her fashion sense! That’ll make you wanna sit, sip on some Martini and be lost in her Soulful voice.
She definitely is a sight and voice to behold!