SIMRIT:

A MUSIC REVIEW

Written By Fraser Hammersly
Fraser Hammersly was born in San Francisco and raised in Sonoma County. She holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from UCLA, and currently lives and works in Los Angeles for ENDPAIN.
Simrit

We’ve always known that healing and music go hand-in-hand, but Simrit, the singer known for her transcendental wave-like melodies mixed with experimental pop sounds takes music’s power to new heights. A healer both onstage and off, Simrit is a Kundalini yoga practitioner who also offers courses on finding healing through singing, believing that because the fabric of life is vibration, the most powerful tool one has is their own voice. After witnessing Simrit’s performance, which feels more like a mixture of ritual and worship, it doesn’t take long to be converted to this belief.

Adopted from Greece to two Greek-Americans, Simrit grew up in South Carolina alongside an adopted brother with special needs and learned to sing in Greek-Orthodox church. Seemingly destined for a life in music, Simrit’s biological mother and great-grandmother were both notable singers in Greece and possess the same distinct sound attributed to Simrit’s hauntingly beautiful voice.

Perhaps it was this connection to her biological lineage, or the fact that the family she grew up with in South Carolina shares no blood relation, that Simrit developed a deeper sense of what “connection” truly means. Whatever it is, it’s clear that Simrit calls upon this deeper sense of the word in her music, as she turns her songs into her spiritual practice, her ritual, and connection to whatever it is that calls her.

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