Soften My Heart
Lifeandthetribe is the alias of Gambian born/Hamilton-based artist Aisha Barrow. Previously releasing music under her birth name which means "she who lives", Aisha wanted to convey the collaborative nature of her music and the “tribe” of musicians and producers who back her R&B- based-pop-project.
“I hate being pinned down by genre; pop can be anything,” she says, and she proves this on her debut EP Eye-sha: Extended (May 2020) which houses an amalgamation of Jazz, R&B, Rock, and Pop. Her sound is an insistence on ubiquity. Local acts will often cite smaller niche artists as their main inspirations, alternatively, Aisha confidently puts Lifeandthetribe in a genre next to Janet Jackson and Britney Spears, even when the genre itself is not welcoming to her.