CS: “Predictable” is a track that pretty much everyone can relate to! What advice do you have for those trapped in that timeless situation of trying to get over someone who is making it difficult for you to move on?
S: Move to another country if you wanna get over someone haha. No, I dunno I’m no relationship expert but I guess getting someone out of your life by getting someone new on your mind always worked for me. Start dating and allow yourself to feel something for someone again and maybe you can move on eventually.
CS: You describe “Daydreaming” as being all about “creating your own reality and to zone out from the world people want you to believe and live in”. Listening to this track I truly feel like I’m being transported somewhere brighter and better. Where does your mind travel to when daydreaming?
S: Moving to a warm island somewhere far away would be pretty sick. A stress free, sunny place by the sea where I can just chill and enjoy life with people that makes me happy, that’s what I daydream about.
CS: In light of the pandemic and the recent devastating events around the world the idea of daydreaming to escape reality has a whole new dimension of meaning. A forward-thinker by nature, I’d love to hear a little bit about your vision for the ‘new normal’ and what changes you’d like to see in society?
S: Caring for and about each other is the most important thing. We all need to take responsibility and help those who are in desperate need for help. It’s easy to get caught up in yourself and your own problems but right now a lot of people are struggling and suffering so we need to show solidarity and help in any way we can.
CS: Through your dreamily warm R&B beats and commitment to lyrical honesty, your music has a lasting emotional impact on its listeners. Truly an artist to watch, the future is looking very bright for Shaqdi and we’re excited for what’s next! Can you tell us anything about your next project?
S: Everything has been on pause for a while so I’m not too sure what the next thing will be. I do wanna spend more time working on a project as a whole concept rather than just song by song so we’ll see, but hopefully I’ll release something new soon.