Zahidah is a Singapore based singer songwriter. Her song ‘All I want is you’ came to our attention when we watched the documentary ‘Here we are’ produced by Daniel Rucerito, about the music scene in Singapore. We were very impressed by her songwriting and singing talent and contacted her to see if she would like to be one of the early artists on Bittunes. So, we were very happy when she accepted. Recently she agreed to do an interview with us, so we prepared a list of questions so her growing list of fans could understand more about this exciting young artist. Q: You are at an early stage in your career, what do you think are the biggest challenges for you as a songwriter? Zahidah: One of the biggest challenges, is actually the lack of a challenge. As someone who is still learning the ropes to write a song, I know that I have a lot more to learn about songwriting. There’s only so much I can improve if I keep writing songs for myself. I feel that writing with, and for other people will definitely help me to hone my songwriting. Unfortunately for me, its rather hard to find such opportunities due to various reasons – conflicting schedules etc. Its really unfortunate, but I’m always on the look-out for such opportunities. Q: You write and sing in both Malaysian and English, do you prefer one or the other? and what are the differences from your perspective? Zahidah: Malay, you mean. Honestly, I speak more English than Malay so sometimes writing in Malay can be a bit of a challenge. With that being said, I don’t exactly have a preferred language to sing/write in, because both languages are definitely different. For example, Malay is a rather gentle language, so it can be quite difficult to accurately capture the emotions that I want to express in the song, but when I manage to do it, the experience can be pretty exhilarating! Q: When you are recording at home, like in the ‘Bedroom Sessions’ video on Youtube, what gear do you use to record? Zahidah: Haha my equipment has not been upgraded since the day I bought them 6 years ago. Considering that I was still a student back then, my gear are either i) really affordable or ii) second-hand. I’m not a gear junkie, so to me, as long as they are still working fine, I am good. For my mic, I use the Audio Technica AT2020 and for my USB interface, its the Zoom C5.1t.   Q: When you write songs are you consciously trying to write in a particular genre or is the process more spontaneous? Zahidah:...