Q & A: CMT’s Next Women Of Country 2021 & Rising Country Star, SACHA on her Sophomore EP, “We Did”

SACHA is a rising country star with small-town Ontario roots. 

To start off 2022, she released her latest EP, “We Did’”— a collection of songs that captures the various forms of love, from self-love to young love. The EP also features her catchy Gold-certified tune, “What The Truck”— a collaboration between her and fellow Canadian duo, The Recklaws. 

Recently I spoke with Sacha about pursuing a career in music, her latest EP, performing live at the 2021 CCMAs and more.

Kyla Pearson: For those who are unfamiliar with your music, can you tell us a bit more about your path to pursuing a career in music? What made you want to become a country artist?

SACHA: Music has been a way of life for me since childhood. My parents were in a band so it was natural for me to have an incline toward all things musical. I was surrounded by instruments and rehearsals, acoustic guitars and bonfires and records playing on repeat. It’s fair to say that a career path in music is no mistake! 

I grew up in the small town of Warkworth, Ontario, which is as small-town as it gets. From rolling hills, back roads, sleepovers on the farms and the annual rodeo, you could say I’ve had a heavy dose of country living which comes along with the exposure to country music. When I dig into where I’m from and where I’ve been, it’s authentic and natural for me to tell my story which is what country music is all about.

Kyla Pearson: What is the primary message you want to share through your music? Why is this message important to you?

 

SACHA: The primary message I want to share through my music is a message of hope. If you have a dream or something you are passionate about, but you feel like there are so many limitations and you can’t figure out how to bring to fruition your imagination and those desires of your heart, I’m here to say that I have felt like the least likely of persons to ever get the chance to fulfill a dream because of a few disadvantages, yet I held onto hope through the challenges and I have come to find myself fulfilling one dream at a time.  I believe the same is possible for anyone who works hard, and never gives up hope.

 

Kyla Pearson: To kick off 2022, you released your EP “We Did” via Starseed Entertainment.  Can you tell us a bit more about the inspiration behind each song, as well as the recording process?

SACHA: WE DID is my sophomore EP that touches on themes from young love (We Did) self-love (Pretty Please),  tough love ( If I wanted Wine) and life’s too short to give a Truck (What the Truck). I love every song on this EP and its ability to have something for everyone in terms of variety.

 

Kyla Pearson: The 4th track off the EP, “What The Truck” (A collaboration with The Reklaws) has surpassed 4M+ streams on Spotify alone and went viral on Tik Tok. What has having one of your songs go viral on TikTok and gold meant for you?  What was it like working with The Reklaws to bring this song to life?

SACHA: Working with the Reklaws on “What The Truck” was one of the best experiences I’ve had in my music career to date! I had no idea that day when I hit “upload” on my TikTok that it was going to lead to the massive opportunities it has, such as performing at Calgary Stampede, Budweiser Stage and closing the CCMA awards show with those two awesome people! And then there’s this certified gold plaque hanging up on my wall that I am still trying to figure out how on earth it got there! 

Kyla Pearson: You also performed the song live with the Reklaws at the 2021 CCMAs. What was it like having your song go from digital success to performing it live on one of the biggest nights in Canadian country music?

SACHA: Performing at the CCMA’s has always been a goal of mine. I remember sitting in the seats far out in the audience one year, wondering how was I going to get from these seats to the stage. Somehow I found my way from that seat to the stage years later, performing a song that everyone was singing along to and it was a moment I’ll never forget, absolutely wild!

Kyla Pearson: This year, you’re also going on a US tour with Maddie & Tae, as part of the CMT Next Women of Country Tour Presents: All Song No Static Tour. What are you most looking forward to about the tour?

SACHA: I am looking forward to meeting Maddie and Tae of course, as I have been a huge fan of theirs since “Girl in a Country Song”, and I am looking forward to playing my new tunes live and connecting with new fans across the US!

Kyla Pearson: Lastly, what is one thing fans might not know about you?

 

SACHA: One thing that fans may not know about me is that I have an identical twin sister 🙂

Listen to the “We Did” EP now:

Stay up to Date With SACHA:

Tik Tok: @sachaofficialmusic

Instagram: @SachaOfficialMusic

Facebook: @SachaOfficialMusic

Twitter: @SachaOfficial_

YouTube: Sacha

Spotify: Sacha

Apple Music: Sacha

Official Website: https://www.iamsacha.com

Works Cited:

SACHA. Interview. Conducted by Kyla Pearson, Mar. 20, 2022.

Unknown. “Featured: Rising country star SACHA.”. Photo courtesy of PR team. Accessed Mar. 2o, 2022.

 

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