Rising pop-star DASHA is back with her latest anti-cheating anthem “None of My Business.” Her newest release is for all of the people who have been through an unfaithful relationship and need to be heard.
“None of My Business” is all about recognizing self-worth and self-love. With this release, DASHA continues to craft her sound as a girl-empowering pop powerhouse.She shares “I’ve always been surrounded by women that are just so unafraid to get what they want. I guess I picked that up.”
The sassy and hilarious videos breathes life into an already lively song! Check out the video below!
About the Artist
DASHA grew up in San Luis Obispo, California, immersed in the world of dance, acting, and music. Since the young age of 12, she has been writing and performing her music alongside her older brother and producer, Bardo (Trevor Daniel, Beauty School Dropout). While attending Belmont University, DASHA has collaborated with various up and coming artists, including Pink Slip, Inverness, and more. Her most recent single, “Don’t Mean a Thing,” was released through Sony Germany and placed on Spotify’s New Music Friday Nashville playlist. DASHA’s upcoming music is upbeat, vibrant, and honest–perfectly reflecting how she shows up in the world.
Cliché: How has your time on The Bachelor Presents: Listen To Your Heart changed or altered your career trajectory?
Rudi: I think the main thing is that it has given me a platform to share my work with people. It’s really hard out here in the industry so it was just awesome to be able to gain the following that I did and have a little family behind me that supports me.
Cliché: What has fan reaction been like?
Rudi: I think it’s been honestly amazing they support me for me and you know it’s kind of hard because I came off the show and a lot of them wanted me to be with Matt but for the most part the people that are still behind me say they support me for what I do and who I am. Their support has been nothing but amazing honestly so I am very, very grateful.
Cliché: What did you learn about yourself both personally and professionally during the show?
Rudi: Yeah I definitely learned a few things personally, just taking things one day at a time I kinda have how my mom always told me to take on e day at a time but I know that I never really had to use that until I was filming on the show so I just need to kinda slow down and just take everything as it comes and I learned how to put that in my real normal day to day life which has been very helpful. I guess musically I definitely learned that I am capable of a lot more than I thought just cause some things that we had to do on there I didn’t think I’d be able to pull of and we both, me and Matt, did.
Cliché: Talk about your latest single, “Stupid Boy.”
Rudi: I think “Stupid Boy” is just a song that I want people to be able to listen to when they’re going through a breakup and feel like it’s ok and feel stronger after they listen to it. It’s just a good kind of “screw you” breakup song and it’s fun to just listen to if you’re trying to just get over someone. It helped me get over some stuff while I was writing it and that’s just what I want people to get over while they’re listening to it
Cliché: Toxic relationships are notoriously hard to break out of. How do you recognize when someone isn’t treating you properly?
Rudi: I think it’s just- at least for me, you just kinda know, just if you’re not happy if the person is just disrespecting you or not appreciating you or- well my problem is I know I just kind of ignore it, and I try and ignore the signs that are right in front of my face and there can be like 20 million red flags and I’m just like “oh it’s fine just give him another chance” so I’m learning to just cut that out, like maybe you can give them one chance but after that if they’re still messing up and you’re still not happy and you still feel a certain way about something and you’re not, you know, at ease with the relationship then that should be enough to be like, you know what this isn’t for me, move on. And like I said, I’m learning how to do that cause usually I just feel that way and then I just let them treat me that way. I think just realizing if you ever have that feeling that acting on it as soon as you feel that way and talking about it and if nothing changes, move on.
Cliché: Do you have any advice for those who are struggling to get out of toxic relationships?
Rudi: I think the biggest thing is just to listen to your gut. That kind of goes along with what I just said, I feel like you know, and so many times I’ve known and I don’t listen to my gut I just kind of ignore it, and then I end up in the same shitty situation. So I think that’s my best advice is just listen to your heart, listen to you gut.
Cliché: Your other recent single is “Hate LA.” In your experience, what has helped you to get over someone, especially when they’re tied to so many memories in a specific place?
Rudi: I guess its cliché but it’s time. Time is kind of the only thing that has helped me get over. Especially if you’re in a really serious relationship, like that guy that I was with was a really serious thing so you know even to this day somehow I will go to a place that we went to and think about him but it doesn’t hurt as bad so I think time is the only thing that has really helped me and just letting yourself go through that I think is the biggest thing, not ignoring it. I used to try and do that also, I would be hurt and then just pretend like I wasn’t and in my last relationship I made it a point to be like, “ok you’re hurting, hurt. Its ok to see these places and feel bad or cry and let yourself go through that point of feeling upset about things”, and eventually you’ll slowly start to get over it.
Cliché: How do you hope to continue to empower yourself and others through music moving forward?
Rudi: I think just continuing to just be authentic and share my stories with people and my favorite thing about what I do, or one of my favorite things is when I get messages from people that are like, “oh my gosh these songs helped me get through blah blah blah or this or this or this” and I think the way I’m going to continue to do that is just by being real and authentic and hopefully it helps someone out.
Love – and its many tribulations – has always been Gorran’s primary musical muse. The first song he ever released dealt with the difficult emotions of finding out his then-girlfriend had cheated on him. Using music as a kind of post-romantic therapy has become a recurring theme in his work. The BRIT School grad is back with his latest single, “I Don’t Love You Anymore,” in which he comes to terms with the gutting realization that he’s fallen out of love with someone that he thought would be his life partner. Luckily, the pen has always been a soothing remedy for his broken heart. He wrote the song just weeks after the break up, a wounded vulnerability reflected in the poignant lyrics. Listen to “I Don’t Love You Anymore” HERE.
Cliché: What was it like to have the opportunity to be able to study at The BRIT School? Gorran: BRIT definitely helped shape me into the artist I am today. It was an incredibly inspiring place to be for those 2 years of studying there. The school has such an inclusive, kind atmosphere, and is somewhere where you can really discover who you are. It was where I began properly writing songs, and I started to develop my sound during my time at the school too. I would write songs on the train to and from BRIT, as I had a one and a half hour journey there and back so had a lot of time to kill. It’s just an amazing place, and I’m so grateful to have been able to go there.
Who would you say influences your music the most? I’d say artists such as Lauv, Post Malone, Harry Styles, Rex Orange County, Billie Eilish, Troye Sivan and Dua Lipa are all big influences on my sound in their own way, but honestly I believe that every piece of music I’ve ever heard has subconsciously influenced my writing style in some way.
What was the first song you ever released? What did that mean to you? The first song I released was ‘Easy For You’. The song is significant because it was the song that I feel formed the foundation of my sound. I was 17 when I wrote the song, and I’d just been through a pretty rough patch in the relationship I was in – I’d found out that she’d been unfaithful. It was the first song that I’d written lyrics that meant so much to me personally, which I think is what makes the song so special for me.
Talk about your newest single, “I Don’t Love You Anymore.” The song is about the time that I realised I was no longer in love with the person I thought I was going to spend the rest of my life with. It was incredibly hard to come to terms with. Writing this song really helped me a lot.
The song is about falling out of love with someone and you were actually going through a break up during the writing process. Do you think that the end of that relationship helped you to be more vulnerable and honest with your feelings? Definitely. I started writing the song a month before the break up, and I really did feel as though once we ended it, I was free to write down my feelings without a filter. It allowed me to really let everything out.
What advice do you have to someone currently experiencing heartbreak? It’s hard to get through, but you’ll come out of it as a stronger person eventually. Cry as much as you need to, let it all out, and learn from the experience. Your happiness should come first.
Tell us about your other track, “Roses.” The song was actually originally inspired by my little sister – it explores the idea that we should be listening to young people more than I think many of us currently are, as they have very valid views that we should not disregard simply because of their age. I watched as my little sister, who I consider to be incredibly wise and intelligent for her age, had this happen to her – it’s frustrating as I can see that she, and others, have the potential to shine and make a diﬀerence, but their ideas are constantly suppressed by certain close-minded people in society.
If you had a message for young people out there who think their voice may not be heard, particularly young women, what would you say? Keep doing your thing, they will listen one day. Never stop talking.
Read more Music Interviews at ClicheMag.com Gorran Confronts Hard Truths in New Single, “I Don’t Love You Anymore.” Photo Credit: Cheska Lotherington.