Alternative electro-pop artist, SIRMA, is streaming her debut EP, To Love.
Born in Istanbul, SIRMA began dabbling in music at an early age, studying both classical music and jazz as a child. After she was awarded the prestigious Arif Mardin Music Fellowship, SIRMA came to the United States to attend an intensive summer program at Berklee College of Music in 2007. She would later return to the US and attend Berklee as a full-time scholarship student in 2009, majoring in Contemporary Writing & Production.
SIRMA graduated from Berklee in 2013 and moved to NYC, where she worked on several international commercial music projects as a singer and gained experience as a sound engineer while working at Terminus Recording Studios. That same year, EDM producer Illenium came across SIRMA’s early demos on Soundcloud and proposed a collaboration, which was later released as the first single from Illenium’s debut Risen EP, “Drop Our Hearts”. The track, featuring SIRMA’s vocals, quickly rose to #1 on the Dubstep charts. A year later, upon popular demand, Illenium, this time additionally teaming up with Said The Sky, proposed to make “Drop Our Hearts (Part II)”, which SIRMA co-wrote and lent her vocals to. “Drop Our Hearts (Part II)” premiered on EDM.com and rose to #1 on the Dubstep charts within the first week of its release.
After several encounters with a wide range of genres, SIRMA spent the following two years working on developing her own sound, by writing, recording and producing at her home studio in Brooklyn. Now, after being called an “exciting pop hope from New York City’s rich melting pot of talent” by The Line of Best Fit, SIRMA has released the first product of this seclusion and self-discovery- her To Love EP-on July 28th.