My Music DNA: Singer/Songwriter Ada Morghe

Every week, Entertainment South Wales regular feature – My Music DNA will shine a light on musicians, singers and people connected with the music industry and discover the songs that have inspired them on their musical journey.

This week, we turn the spotlight to Actress, scriptwriter, children’s author and jazz singer, Ada Morghe (aka Alexandra Helmig), who released her second album, Box, on August 14.  The album, a response to not wishing to be compartmentalised into any specific “box” follows on from her debut release, Pictures, recorded at Abbey Road studios and produced by Hans-Martin Buff.

Andy Howells chats to Ada (aka Alexandra) about her Music DNA

What was the first song that made an impact on you?

Classical music was mostly heard in my parents´ house. I can very well remember the moment when my mother hung up Fleetwood Mac. I was about 10 or 11 and I loved to dance to the song “Sara”. It kept being one of my favourites songs until today.

What was the first single /download you bought?

“Sara” by Fleetwood Mac.

What was the first album you owned?

Diamond Life” by Sade.

What’s your constant go to track?

Walk on by from Dionne Warwick

What’s your constant go to album?

“Sambolera” by Khadja Nin – it always reminds me of the times when I lived in Paris and have seen her show which inspired me lot.

Who’s your latest music discovery?

Tawiah. I love her album “Soul”, especially the song “Lost in a Dream

What’s the track that best defines you as a person?

The title song of my album “Box”. It´s about the freedom to think outside the box, to be open minded for each other and not to let others limit you in your expressions and dreams. We are all so much more than what we see. That´s what I wish: Not to be put in a box.

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