If you’re following the local music scene, you must’ve heard about The Reality Club. We love the band! We think they make the perfect soundtrack for those long drives. A while ago, we reached out to the singer/ songwriter/ co-creator of the unique voice, Fathia Izzati, also known as @kittendust on Instagram.
A girl with many talents, she’s also running multiple projects- some of them is Hale (a skincare brand) and a collaboration Ramadan collection with us (surprise!).
While working on the collaboration, we had a quick chat with her. Here’s how it went:
The best concert you ever watched...
Wow.. hard question. I’ve been to a LOT of concerts. I guess the most iconic one was when I watched Arctic Monkeys on Alexa Chung’s show, because I was standing right in front of Alex Turner!
The best place you've ever been to..
The best place I’ve ever been to is hands down, Bahariya Oasis in Egypt. It’s a white desert and it’s really magical!
What's on your playlist right now?
I’ve been listening to a lot of The Stroke’s new album The New Abnormal, along with Spiritualized and Yo La Tengo.
The best way to kill time during quarantine is....
Learning something new! I’ve been trying to sharpen up my Spanish and practicing yoga. It’s also a really good time to revisit old projects that you procrastinated on.
Can you tell us a little about your current projects? ?
I, of course, have this Ramadan collection with WSQ! Aside from that I also co-founded a skincare company called Hale, as well as trying to workshop new songs for Reality Club in the midst of this pandemic. I have another music project called Sleep Shelter that’s a lot different from Reality Club. For now we only have one song out, but we’re definitely planning to release more!
Who's your biggest musical & lyrical inspiration?
I’d say The Strokes, Beach House, Arctic Monkeys and The Strokes are my biggest inspiration.
Can you tell us a little about your song-writing process?
Song-writing process can either take 10 minutes or 10 months! Haha. It really depends on not just the mood, but outside circumstances. When you want to release it, why you want to release it and how you want to release it. Is it for an album, an EP or just a single. For Reality Club, usually anyone is free to share their basic song idea, and from there we would get together and add on other instruments. After that we would make a demo, and send it to a producer to retake everything professionally.
If you have all the resources in the world, what project would you love to create?
I’d love to have my own diner one day, the one like in Pulp Fiction where everyone is free to dance, but in a casual non-clubby way.
Any advice for young aspiring singer/songwriter?
Put yourself out there! Even if you have all the talent in the world, you still won’t get anywhere if you don’t showcase your talent. We have the luxury of having digital platforms now to promote your music, so there shouldn’t be any excuses why you can’t make it too!
If you could speak to every girl in the world, what would you tell them?
I would tell them to be confident in themselves. Spend less time comparing yourself to other people, and more time making yourself the best version of you that you can be!
Which outfits would you wear for iftar and Eid Al-Fitr? And why?
I would wear the Niigata Belted Kimono with pants because it’s laid back but you can still look put together.
For Eid, I can’t wait to wear the Maha Lacy Satin dress! I love how it looks with the lace and the draping.
Interview is prepared by Helena Natasha.