Siva Kaneswaran, former member of the multi-platinum selling group The Wanted, recently released his debut single, “Breathe In,” and has returned to music after much anticipation from his fans and supporters around the world. The track took Siva nearly three years to create and introduces listeners to his life and unique sound as a solo artist. In an exclusive interview with ECHO magazine, the “Breathe In” singer opened up about his debut single, fans and more.
How does it feel to have your debut single out and able to be listened to by the general public?
It feels soo good! I have gotten to a point to my life where I feel so blessed to create and Its feels amazing to hear the emotional responses from my music.
What was the inspiration behind “Breathe In” and will it connect/relate to future songs you plan to release?
To be honest, the inspiration came from the therapy I received in creating it, and wanting to share that feeling with the world. “Breathe In” was an act of self love, showing that process, and wanting people going through there own personal battle to hear it and receive a roadmap to healing.
The theme is love and Inspiration and my next two singles definitely have a similar vibe to that.
This is your debut solo release after being a part of The Wanted! How does it feel to have so many supporters and people who have waited so long to hear your solo music?
The fact that our fans are still here is a testament to how much we are still loved. It’s also incredible to see the new fans talk to the day ones!
What did you learn from being in that group that you will take with you as you continue your solo endeavors?
I saw first hand the power of music in its ability to change lives. The joy I felt as an artist has inspired me to keep creating and entertaining people.
For fans who may have just discovered your new song, what is one fun fact you want them to know about you?
I love forest walks and learning about wild foods that I can pick and cook, so don’t be alarmed if you see me rummaging around a bush somewhere.
In terms of what people can expect in the future, is there anything you can tease?
“Breathe In” was the introduction to who Siva is but were not finished because the video is the final piece . Also, I’m excited about the next single. It’s a bit sensual and I allow myself to flex my feelings a bit more!
Finally, if you could collaborate with any artist, band or producer in 2020, who would it be and why?
I am really enjoying Rosalia and her vision. I enjoy artists who bring their full artistic vision to their music. Her world is cool and I would like to experience it.