Nothing is perfect, no matter how hard we try. No amount of preparation or organisation can guarantee that things will play out exactly as planned. Taking on too much can become overwhelming, even as an adult, but as a teenager it can feel like the world is crashing around you. In the recent weeks I’ve felt the pressure of coming to the end of university with teenagers up and down the country feeling the pressure of their GCSEs. Amid all this stress it’s difficult to remember why we’re doing these things, the end game we are trying to achieve. California born Hitha has released her debut single ‘Standing Up with Pride’ to remind us that by focussing on what you want to achieve in life, you can use this positive mentality to overcome any hurdle thrown in your path.
Listen and watch the music video for ‘Stand Up with Pride’ here: https://www.hitha.me/video
At the age of thirteen, the stress weighing down on Hitha from both educational and social sides combined into an eye-opening epiphany. An epiphany she wants to share with the world in the hope that it will help listeners of all ages combat whatever is currently keeping them down. Born to Indian parents, Hitha combines both traditional Western music and her passion for Bollywood dancing to be an all-round entertainer; singing, dancing and writing her own music. After making a name for herself through covers on Youtube, ‘Standing Up with Pride’ is Hitha’s original break through. The song tells the tale of a girl working hard to try and have it all, the visuals of the music video portraying this through Hitha doing homework, learning the violin, doing chores and trying to maintain a social life all at once. The song is simple and sweet but speaks a powerful message of pursuing your passions and the things that make you happy, even if that requires you working hard through the things you don’t enjoy getting there.
Hitha has spoken out about the single saying that it is her own story, the message and emotions a genuine portrayal of the pressures young people feel under in this day and age. Whilst on the outside these things may not seem trying, it highlights the feeling of being lost in your own reality and draws attention to the importance of maintaining a positive attitude in the face of obstacles. Hitha hopes to become known as ‘the positive little girl who loves to write and perform’, and is working hard towards this, encouraging people to pursue their own passions and find the happiness in them that Hitha has found in singing.
Review by Skye W.Winwood