We had the good fortune of connecting with Sarsee and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sarsee, what habits do you feel helped you succeed?
After a few years of learning, I have taken a few habits that have really helped with my journey as a musician. First you have to find confidence in yourself and find something you are truly passionate about. Once you have that passion, can you see yourself doing it every single day for the rest of your life? If the answer is yes you are already halfway there. You can love something but you have to continue to consistently work at it everyday. Second you have to be open minded to new ideas and people. There is so much to learn from other people, you could miss out on great opportunities by just not being open. We’ve been taking a lot of time lately to go through music, movies, and musicals from previous eras, 1920s through the 1970s, that are the foundations of modern contemporary art, music, and film.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Lately I have been working on singing a lot more, finding new harmonies and new notes. Blaise produces the instrumentals and writes the lyrics and then the rest comes together when we are working in the studio. We usually find new harmonies and ad libs while singing in the studio. I’m most excited lately about us using vocals that are more true to our natural harmonic sound that will be easier to translate to a live audience. I’m hoping in the next few months that we can start doing more live performances once Denver reopens. We’ve also been taking inspiration from music from the 1950s, 60s, and 70s into our own music. I think certain music from those eras has great rhythms, excellent vocal harmonies, and the lyrics have a lot more heart. We are taking that inspiration by using vocal harmony techniques and making music that has lyrics that are more honest, personal, and fun. We are writing about more than making money, having cars, and flexing on people. I think I’m just on my journey as an artist and I’m still always learning new things and adding new elements to what I create and want to explore.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
To start the morning off right I would go to my local bakery and pick up a fresh baguette and my favorite fruit diamond pastry. The fruit diamond pastry comes with a flaky crust and sweet apple filling. I would have to stop at a local café for an iced chai tea latte for a little added cinnamon flavor. After getting breakfast I would stop at home to get glam. I love spending the day exploring the city, taking photos, and having fun, unique makeup looks. The rest of the day I would spend showing them around the city to our favorite places to shoot photography. We have found really unique backgrounds with murals, art, and scenery. After shooting photos for a few hours we might need to stop for some lunch. I would have to stop at our favorite local Thai restaurant for some spring rolls, edamame, and pad Thai or drunken noodles.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Thinking of someone who inspires me I would say someone who works hard who also has a passion for what they do. The first person that comes to mind would be my partner Blaise Fiskhar. He inspires me because of his knowledge about music production and his desire to continue to learn and grow. He’s someone who is never satisfied to just be mundane or ordinary as he pursues new ways to create music and art. He’s created several albums on his own working on the art, instrumentals, vocals, and composition all from our studio. He inspires me to work harder on my own makeup artistry and music. That’s why I would like to nominate Blaise Fiskhar for my shout-out.
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Photo 1 Photography: Blaise Fiskhar @blaisefiskhar Makeup Artist: Sarsee @sarseebeauty Photo 2 Photography: Sarsee @sarseebeauty