Melbourne/Naarm artist Canisha‘s excellent debut EP “Don’t Be Scared” is out to the world today via Bad Apples Music.
On the 6 track release, Canisha makes it clear that she is unafraid to lean into her love for pop music. Through varied and rich arrangements, relatable lyricism, and earnest vocal deliveries, Canisha expertly treads the line between familiarity and newness.
Canisha explains; “I chose to have a picture of me when I was a kid as the album cover because I thought it looked cool, but then I thought, what would I tell that kid if I could travel back in time? I would tell her ‘don’t be scared’ – don’t be scared about growing up, you’re going to go through good times and bad, but you’ll learn to navigate it all”
Including tracks like ‘Take You Home’, ‘Art’ and ‘Nowhere’, this debut release blends pop sensibilities with flecks of soul and R&B flavour – ultimately marked by Canisha’s refreshingly raw sense of lyricism and storytelling.
Canisha’s relationship with Bad Apples Music started in 2022 when she was selected as a recipient of the Barpirhila grant through the Adam Briggs Foundation. The grant was used to fund studio and production phases for “Take You Home” and ‘Nowhere”, both which feature on the EP.
Canisha’s potential was glimpsed early, courtesy of a stand out performance alongside artists like Kobie Dee, Briggs and Chasing Ghosts at last year’s Bad Apples House Party. Since then, she has performed at Yirramboi Festival, St. Kilda Music Festival and BIGSOUND, and earnt support from triple j and triple j unearthed. With more love and support from our beloved community radio stations across the nation, it is clear Canisha is taking continued strides forward in becoming a formidable and in-demand fresh voice in Australian music.