Hasitha Guhan – Closure

Hasitha Guhan - Closure

 Hasitha Guhan - Closure

Hasitha Guhan – Closure

ARTIST NAME: Hasitha Guhan

 

SONG TITLE: Closure

 

RELEASE DATE: 6/25/2021

 

GENRE: Pop

 

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Hasitha Guhan is an eighteen-year-old emerging pop artist. Her main passions are singing and writing songs.
With fourteen years of singing and four years of writing songs under her belt, Hasitha Guhan has been at this since she was very young. She has always been inclined toward music, first learning Indian Classical (Carnatic) music from her mother, then dabbling in Musical Theater throughout her middle and high school years.
Wasn’t everyone fascinated by the pop eras in the early-mid 2010s? Well, Hasitha Guhan certainly was. The early 2010s range of female stars dominating the pop scene. She looked to those stars for a source of power while growing up. A few of her inspirations are Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Dua Lipa, and Nicki Minaj. Guhan also admires the divas of the 80s and 90s, such as Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey.
As a South Asian artist, she also wants to share her culture with the world by breaking into mainstream music. Growing up and still even now, she doesn’t see many people who she can relate to culturally in mainstream media, let alone music. Hasitha would love to be that image in the media for South Asians, so they can relate to someone in mainstream media! This is very important because the majority of people use some type of media.

 

 

LYRICS:

 

Verse 1
If only you could understand
That everything is not about you
I’ve tried to tell you time and time again
But you don’t seem to get it at all

 

Pre-Chorus
All the phone calls and the texts
Just don’t wanna get to you
Baby, I know you’re on your phone
Just for about ten of your hours
So don’t try to come and tell me
That you’re not getting my texts

 

Chorus
Damn all I need is a bit of closure, closure
You know what, I don’t need you
I be feeling myself no matter what they say
I just wanted a word from you, a word from you
I feel like, you think
Imma monster but you know that I’m a pretty one

 

Verse 2
I made it through the hard times,
But please don’t find another girl to wreck
You’ve tried to steal my heart, my heart
My heart
But you didn’t get it at all

 

Pre-Chorus
All the phone calls and the texts
Just don’t wanna get to you
Baby, I know you’re on your phone
Just for about ten of your hours
So don’t try to come and tell me
That you’re not getting my texts

 

Chorus
Damn all I need is a bit of closure, closure
You know what, I don’t need you
I be feeling myself no matter what they say
I just wanted a word from you, a word from you
I feel like, you think
Imma monster but you know that I’m a pretty one

 

Bridge
All the phone calls and the texts
Just don’t wanna get to you
Baby, I know you’re on your phone
Just for about ten of your hours
So don’t try to come and tell me
That you’re not getting my texts

 

Chorus
Damn all I need is a bit of closure
Closure
You know what
I don’t need you
I be feeling myself no matter what they say
I just wanted a word from you, a word from you
I feel like, you think
Imma monster but you know that I’m a pretty one

 

 

Multi-Genre: I haven’t really experimented with mixing genres together yet. I really want to mesh together South Asian music with what is mainstream right now. That will be something I take on for my upcoming music projects.

 

Childhood Background: I got into music through my mother, who is an Indian Classical (Carnatic) performer and teacher. From my childhood, my mother would sing and teach me many Carnatic scales and songs. Then, performance struck into my life from school musicals. In 2014, in my 6th grade, I decided to try out for Tarzan the Musical. My musical theater break emerged in 2017 when I played Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins, the musical, at my school. Then I decided to take a break from the musical theater in my high school years, by focusing on really improving my singing and songwriting skills. I trained in many different styles of music (Jazz, Classical- Art Songs, Musical Theater, Pop, R&B, Country, Blues, Gospel). Using those styles, I refined my sound through writing many songs and singing. I am finally ready to tell the world my story through my own music.

 

Music Life: My music life has been a blessing. I am always singing, writing, or listening to music. I’m obsessed. It keeps me happy and makes me feel like I have a purpose.

 

Recording Experience: The single, “Closure” was recorded in my bedroom. Since it was recorded during the height of the pandemic, I wanted to be safe while also finishing the song. The person who produced the song was Matt Ferree. He is also known as “Not Famous,” as that is his artist’s name. He had already been writing/ producing/ collaborating/releasing music on his own before I approached him. Because of this, Ferree’s experience and outlook on music were very helpful and valuable to me, especially on the production aspect of things.

 

Songwriting Process: I based the whole song on the longing for closure. But, at the same time, life rarely gives us closure, so writing and releasing this song is how I coped. I started with the melody of the chorus and based everything else around it. I knew I wanted the chorus to go: “Closure, closure.”

 

Hook: I think the relatability of the song can hook a listener. ‘Closure’ is a feeling everyone longs for in some aspect of his or her life. Whether it is in the past, present, or even the future. Also, in this digital day and age, a line like “all the phone calls and texts just don’t want to get to you” can be relatable to listeners. The melodic hook of the song is also pretty easy to follow along to, which might interest more listeners.

 

Hit Song: I consider the topic of the song, and how it might affect the listeners. I also really prefer the melody and production to be catchy and upbeat, in some shape or form. I’m a melody person, but when there is an “iconic” line in a song, it makes the song more memorable for me.

 

Melody: I really like an interesting melody. I like to see what a person’s voice and creativity have to offer (melody-wise). I think harmonies can be really effective in complementing and accentuating a melody as well.

 

Music Career Development: I am taking the next step in my career by releasing music. This is my first song, and it is just the start of something. I am looking to learn and grow, as my listeners will also learn and grow with me. I am actually working on my second single right now, and am super excited to release that. It is more upbeat and has a happier vibe to it, compared to “Closure.” I am also posting on TikTok continuously, looking to expand my reach. Hopefully, more people will get the chance to listen to my music, when I grow my social media presence.

 

Supporters: My greatest supporters have to be my parents. They have really supported me through anything, not just music-wise. They are always honest with me as well, which is why I value their support and opinions as well. My other greatest supporter would have to be myself. I have to carry myself through this journey of life, and I need to be one with myself. Believing in yourself is probably one of the most beneficial things you can do.

 

Music Career Comparison: A career that I would compare to a music career is probably sales. In sales, you have to “perform” well to sell a product and make sure that the buyers are impressed. In music it is very similar: you have to make sure the listeners are impressed, and that you connect with them.

 

Music Background: I’ve always been singing and performing, but writing songs is more of a fairly new thing to me. I wrote “Closure” when I was fifteen. It has taken me a while to let go of my doubts and hesitations surrounding my songs/music. This song is actually not just about a crush not giving me closure; it is my life not going the way I expected. I kept wanting other things, not realizing that my experiences were enough. Through a journey of self-love, I am now more than ready to share my music with the world. I really hope that it connects with listeners and helps them through whatever they might be going through in life.

 

Goals: I would really love to be a mainstream pop artist in the future. This is probably my biggest dream. I want to do this because I haven’t seen many South Asians represented in mainstream music. I want to represent on big platforms like Billboard, MTV, etc. I really didn’t have many other South Asians in mainstream media that I could look up to while growing up. So, I want to give young South Asians a figure to look up to and relate to while growing up.

 

Change: I feel like TikTok has changed everything about the music business. Now, a song can be an “overnight success” if people start using your song as audio. I think TikTok has made it easier and harder for artists. It has made it harder because there is more competition out there, as artists everywhere are trying to blow up on TikTok. Even the most popular artists right now use TikTok as a way to boost their reach. The great/easier part about TikTok is that it connects to an audience like no other app right now. Its reach is amazing if your videos get picked up among the right audience. Even as an artist that’s just starting out, I still have the ability to reach hundreds of thousands (even millions) of people with my videos.

 

Tools: The most important tools for artists would be themselves, and what they have to offer. I feel like if you put your mind to anything, you can do it. You got to believe in yourself and keep going. A person has so many qualities in himself/herself that can make him/her stand out. You’d be surprised what magical things can happen in certain moments just because you believed in yourself.

 

Song: Everyone goes through heartbreak in some way or another. With “Closure” I wanted to embody what heartbreak pop is with the dark synths, harmonies, and melody lines. In this digital day and age, a line like “all the phone calls and texts just don’t want to get to you” can be relatable to listeners. I just want to connect with the listeners, and give them a pat on the back to say, “It will all get better, and even though it feels like you need closure at the moment. Don’t worry; everyone goes through these sorts of things. You are still better off without them!”

 

Artist’s Name: My artist’s name is my real name! My first name, Hasitha, means smile in Hindi. Hopefully, I put a smile on my listeners’ faces!

 

Song’s Title: The title of my song is Closure. I chose that because the feeling of closure was what I was longing for when I wrote the song. It was all based on that one powerful word.

 

Press:
Heartbreak is a very relatable feeling. Hasitha Guhan wants to connect as much as she can to the listeners. She felt that so many people could relate to and sing along to, “Damn all I need is a bit of closure.” It’s a feeling.
With “Closure” Guhan wanted to embody what heartbreak pop is with the dark synths, harmonies, and melody lines. Through this song, she also documented her first heartbreak, when her crush ghosted her.
Hasitha Guhan wrote “Closure” when she was 15. It has taken her a while to let go of her doubts and hesitations surrounding her songs/music.

 

 

More!
Performance has always been a big part of Hasitha’s life. She has gotten the chance to perform at the Kennedy Opera House, also known as John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Acts such as Beyoncé, Idina Menzel, Bruno Mars, and the touring company of Hamilton have performed at the Kennedy Opera House.
One of Hasitha Guhan’s biggest inspirations, Jessie J., liked one of Guhan’s singing videos on Instagram! Jessie J. has inspired Hasitha, as Jessie J. is an exceptional vocalist/artist.
Hasitha Guhan is also active on social media and sees that TikTok is creating music hit after hit. As of now she has approximately 25,000 TikTok followers and is looking to grow her platform because of the immense opportunity/coverage for musicians on that app.

 

 

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