What was it that inspired you to create your latest single ‘I Need Your Touch’?
Sara: Summer love and the sun. Of course love always wins; and really when I sing this song I think of my husband and his touch always warm like the summer! I know it sounds cheesy but it’s true! I’m always cold and he’s always warm!
Which aspect of being a musician do you find most enjoyable?
Sara: I enjoy being lost in the music! Music is a great outlet for me; I love learning new things too!
What sort of music did you grow up listening to? And does it reflect your music now?
Sara: I grew up listening to all kinds of music. My parents always blasted 70s and 80s music and I grew up with 90s stuff! I’d say it influenced me in a way that creates versatility…I feel like all my songs are different from one another because I like so many different types of music.
How did you first discover your love for music?
Sara: When I was a little girl I used to put on shoes for my parents…they freaked out when I was four years old and knew all the words to “Hot Blooded”. When I was twelve years old I wrote my first song and I discovered then that I loved to write and sing. I remember the feeling that I had…although I kept it secret for years…when you do something you love you feel some crazy burst of energy within!
What is the songwriting process like for you?
Sara: Sometimes I sit down and write a song if I have a specific project…I recently started writing personalized songs. Most of the time writing a song will be random! I could be at the gym or driving or even sleeping lol and all of a sudden you need to write something down!
When you’re not in the studio, what is keeping you busy?
Sara: I am a momma and a wife! So that itself is a full time job. Being a mother is the best thing ever. I am also a cosmetologist and I love doing hair! Another thing I enjoy is going to the gym, cooking and thrifting!
What does the next year look like for you in terms of music?
Sara: This next year I hope to release more music and get my songs on the radio, movies and films! I have so many ideas in mind that I want to conquer!
You can listen to Sara Maatouk’s new single ‘I Need Your Touch’ here: