priestess on alternative pop and being championed by BBC Introducing
London-based alternative pop artist ‘priestess’ (emphatically with a lower case, styled like most of her songs,) a.k.a. 22 year old Sasha (short for Alexandra) Nadein, grew up in a suburb outside of Philadelphia: the first person in her family to be born in the United States, raised by Russian immigrant parents.
Inspired by her rich mixed heritage and equally rich musical influences, this multifaceted artist is writing music that is attracting all the right kind of attention.
The tracks on the forthcoming EP “shopping for smiles”(May ’22) demonstrate her versatile talents: “Sea U N Tea”, “Rewind”, “The Ick” and “Frankenstein Heart”, all vary in melody and intensity, but the overriding themes are very relatable, not only to her peers but, indeed, just about everyone. The songs speak of personal vulnerability, dating, love, loss, heartbreak and recovery. The EP also features the new single “like me and you” – currently championed by BBC Introducing – a bittersweet, raw, vibey tome about misplaced, unrequited love and one that was once very personal to priestess.