Indie-folk artist Aisha Badru builds atmospheric soundscapes deeply rooted in nature, spirituality, family and homecoming. Her dynamic new The Way Back Home EP is due out December 3 via Nettwerk Records.
The new single “Rooted,” a spacious sound bath of atmospheric synths and meditative vocals, honors the transformation she had to instigate herself. “Plant your feet upon the earth,” she sings. “Know your value, know your worth.” In adulthood, Aisha was a restless world-traveler, looking for the next place to be. These days she lives contently in her house outside of Orlando, Florida, with her partner and twin toddlers (one boy, one girl). “I never really had roots,” she explains. “We’re planting seeds and starting a garden. This is home. I’ve never felt this sense of home.”
Aisha’s humanistic confessionals have won more than 100M+ streams, a fan base in Europe, and the praise of publications such as NPR, who celebrated her “warm and inviting” approach. Lead single and EP title track “The Way Back Home” has earned acclaim spanning Apple Music Country, The Bluegrass Situation and many more.
Since releasing her debut album Pendulum, Aisha relocated from Yonkers, NY to her current home outside Orlando, where she lives sustainably and practices permaculture with her partner and her 1.5 year old twins. She is also using her platform to amplify this passion for environmentalism, teaming up with Nettwerk Records to plant trees with pre-saves of the albums & singles via a donation to the non-profit, One Tree Planted.