Irish Indie-pop artist SASHA SAMARA releases debut EP ‘Why Am I Still Here, I Never Learn’

Sasha Samara

Sasha Samara is an exciting, new voice in indie pop music. Coating her music in an endearing honesty, she threads together observations and exclamations that are underlined by a thrilling specificity. All of this is achieved through open and soaring vocals reminiscent of Hayley Williams and writing with the characteristic clarity of Maggie Rogers.

With support from PRSF funded ‘Scratch My Progress’ program, and a Northern Irish Music Prize for Best New Artist in 2020, Sasha has been carefully cultivating her debut EP, which is available now.

On her EP, Sasha said, “Why Am I Still Here, I Never Learn’ explores the complexities of untangling yourself from something unhealthy. Written in the wake of a slow heartbreak, these songs were a therapeutic way to unpack a co-dependent relationship. Spanning desire, frustration, and the joy of choosing your own happiness in the end, this EP helped me to get unstuck from that place where I was asking the titular question “Why am I still here?” The creation process helped me discover the warm, indie-pop sound that I’ve fallen in love with, and after 2 years of hard work, I am so excited to finally share it with the world.”

Listen to ‘Why Am I Still Here, I Never Learn’ – BELOW:


Thursday, May 25th 2023 – Oh Yeah Centre, Belfast

Tickets are available here.


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Mark Millar is the founder of XS Noize and looks after the daily running of the website as well as conducting interviews for the XS Noize Podcast. Mark's favourite album is Achtung Baby by U2.

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