Independent Artist of the Week: Yasmina Sadiki
November 2nd 2021
It is not often that a young artist debuts with such a polished and mature sounding release, but that’s exactly what Yasmina Sadiki has done with her RnB/soul-drenched single ‘June’.
Training vocally for the last 8 years, the 19 year old singer-songwriter from Canterbury has developed a rounded and unique style. Her voice would sound at home among a variety of genres like jazz, blues, soul and RnB. Her talent was evident and recognised from high school, when she was selected to be apart of The Cantebury-Bankstown Talent Advancement program and later the NSW-wide Talent Development program. On top of her formal training, Yasmina has worked with the likes of The Kid LAROI, Boomchild, Yawdoesitall and a multitude of other artists and producers both from Australia and abroad.
“For as long as I can remember singing has always been at the forefront of my mind and heart”
‘June’ is a raw showing from Yasmina as she delves into feelings of vulnerability and loss. The single draws on the emotions Yasmina has felt as a result of the pandemic, her Baba (father) being overseas for work, and losing her mother to breast cancer three years ago. The song takes its title from her mother’s birth month, and explores how feeling vulnerable can result in people searching for and obsessing over finding comfort within another person.
Taking influence from Erykah Badu, Amy Winehouse, Etta James and Billie Holiday, Yasmina has been able to craft a well rounded track both sonically and contextually. With only one track released, Yasmina is certainly an artist to keep an eye on in the future.
Listen to Yasmina Sadiki’s interview on Up For It above, and stream her debut single ‘June’ below.