Guest Author - Danielle Crowe
Beginning her self-expression through multiple forms of poetry, Googoosha has since evolved into a singer-songwriter with a dance-pop vibe. This Uzbekistan-born beauty can hold the titles poet, mezzo soprano, and designer to her name, and is quickly on her way to molding herself into a full-fledged triple threat.
Originally looking for an outlet for her self-expression, Googoosha stumbled upon poetry, which quickly led her to her love of songwriting. Her poems are personal rhymed thoughts, sensations and feelings that have become invaluable to the singer over the years, and the overall flavor of self-comprehension in her poems are said to "sound like melodies of life." Her first serious experiment with putting her poems to music was almost 10 years ago with a song called “Nochnaya” (“A Night Story”). The music was written and arranged along with the assistance of a talented Uzbek composer. The result was a dreamy, jazzy ballad that she sung just as gently in the Russian language. As a musical outlet for her words and lyrics, it was a perfect match. The success of this song inspired her to collect and organize her poems for future musical collaborations.
Googoosha's self-titled debut album, which was released in the US on June 5, 2012, included working with the renowned Russian producer and composer Maxim Fadeev. The first single “Round Run” was released in April 2012, and the album was also released in Asia, Russia, and a number of other European countries. Googoosha's album takes you through many moods, experiences, and lessons. It’s an exotic, unique blend of sounds and a personal testimony to the power of deeply felt emotions, and it's a very brave approach through modern pop, "trip-hop," and soft rock. All of the songs featured on the album are sung in English and include recordings such as the buoyant rhythms and sultry vocals of the opening song "Night," the in-your-face song titled "How Dare," the empowering ear-candy beats of "Wake Up," the dreamy revelations of "I'm Alive," as well as the dance floor pumper "Round Run" - just to name a few! With her musical influences ranging from Adele, Massive Attack, Moby, Imogen Heap, Sade, and Kanye West, Googoosha has a lot to look up to in terms of her musical and professional standards, but I think she's on her way to creating her own special spot in the pop music industry.
For more information on Googoosha, to listen to her music, watch her videos, or to find out the latest news on the singer, you can check her out at www.realgoogoosha.com, or find her on Facebook, Twitter, and/or iTunes.