Jay Allen Sanford 2 p.m., Dec. 5
RIYL: Kimbra, Lorde, Lana Del Rey, Banks, St. Vincent
- "Pop and Weirdness" · May 11, 2014
Inception: San Diego, 2014
Influences: Regina Spektor, Fiona Apple, Kimbra, St. Vincent, Coldplay, Lorde
Electro-opera singer-songwriter Trish Hosein, aka Trishes, has been writing and performing songs since she was a child. She was 7 when her family relocated from Trinidad to the U.S., arriving in San Diego a few years later and attending local Canyon Crest Academy before studying at Berklee College of Music. She honed her craft at Berklee College of Music, where she graduated with a degree in Songwriting and Music Business in 2011.
“My live show is a one-woman act of sorts,” says Hosein. “It includes beat-boxing, vocal looping and effects, and keyboard synth hooks that showcase indie-pop tunes. I think these layers fill a lot of sonic space that you aren’t used to hearing a single person do by themselves. It’s a little shocking to people to hear all this noise coming from this tiny girl. And, to be honest, that’s quite empowering.”
Hosein's voice is the skeleton that carries her songwriting. Fleshed out by hip-hop beats and pop hooks, her music walks the tightrope between artistry and accessibility. She has toured the U.S. extensively, playing showcases at Austin's South By Southwest festival, and acting as a vocal DJ for celebrity parties and fashion shows.
In 2014, Hosein launched a campaign of audio and visual media as Trishes, a nod to her many voices and personalities. Her single "Swimming Pool" was released that April.
Her Ego album debuted in early 2019. "Ego is the first of three releases that describe the struggle between parts of oneself, each named after Freud's constructs of self," she says.