Rising independent pop powerhouse Aistè has released new single ‘Mojo’ and official music video. The slick and addictive track, written and produced by Aistè, is accompanied by a futuristic, Matrix-style short film also directed by Aistè herself.

Here’s what Aistè had to say when we got a chance to ask her some questions.

Who were your musical influences growing up?

“These were legendary people. Icons that eventually transformed beyond the bounds of music and time. It is a though question as I wouldn’t do justice if I didn’t mention all of them. Yet, if I had to name four of the most significant ones, then they would be Jimi Hendrix, Freddie Mercury, Nina Simone and Jim Morrison. They touched upon the deepest corners of my being and helped me to find my identity”. 

What has been your best gig?

“Probably that of Jean Michel Jarre, a French New-Age composer. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DDEl7JnWvo) I wasn’t exactly there but my mom, who was pregnant with me at the time, was. Jean was one of the first artists from the West that travelled to Vilnius, Lithuania, after the Soviet Union fell apart. My mother keeps talking about how much she enjoyed it. She mentioned it so many times that it has become my favourite gig as well!” 

Can you tell us a bit about your music?

“On the 24th of July, my latest song called MOJO is going to be released. MOJO is an impulse. It is spiritualistic, sexual, powerful, animalistic, raw, intelligent power. Touching upon the very extreme edges of our being. Walking the thin line between life and death carrying the vitality drive in it. It is also a clash of two antagonist cultures. I wrote it because all of this has been in me for way too long. There seemed to be no available medium to express it. So I had to invent my own, highly influenced by the Matrix and Baudrillard’s philosophy”.

Can you describe your music in 3 words?

“Future, real, feeling”.

What makes your music stand out?

“It is an answer to those longing for the real. In the world where so much is decontextualized, simulated or fake, I offer what is left out”. 

What are your plans for the rest of 2020?

“Working on my live programme. Live gigging is a whole another beast and I am excited to see what I can do with it!”

If you had to be remembered for one thing apart from your music what would you want it to be?

“I am not sure if I am bothered about ‘being remembered’. Life is a one-of-a-kind opportunity and I just want to make sure that I don’t f**k it up”. 

I know it’s a little difficult to say at the moment, but do you have any gigs coming up? 

“It certainly will be coming up around the beginning of the next year. Most likely in London, UK. Come along, it’ll be great!”

By Siân Parker