BMI Indie Spotlight: Satica

Posted in News on February 22, 2022

Hailing from the east side of Long Beach, CA, Cambodian American singer/songwriter Satica delivers sleek pop infused with indie/alternative and R&B/soul sounds. Born Sactica Nhem to refugee parents who fled to the US to escape the Khmer Rouge, she developed an early love of music, performing with hairbrushes, recording home videos with her siblings, and singing Khmer karaoke with her family. She learned guitar and wrote poetry as an outlet for her adolescent emotions, composing her first song at the age of 13. Satica’s first full-length project, 2014’s Sirenum, caught the attention of Far East Movement and Transparent Agency, who helped her kick-start her career, and she has logged studio time with Manila Killa (“Youth”) and BLKNZ (“Cold Sweats”). The influence from those collaborations informed the sound of her singles “I’m Done,” “Dysfunctional” with Sakima, and “Honey Whiskey,” the latter of which was a departure from the tenderness of her debut. Her EP, dear april, ily, was released in 2019, and her latest, You’re Glowing!, dropped last year.

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