Pop artist, Roskamala, shares new details about her latest release “Out Of The Maze.” In our in-depth interview, the talented singer discusses the journey of embracing her diverse identities and finding balance. She believes to be a combination of characters and personalities, and once she accepted herself in every aspect, her life became filled with happiness and peace.
“Out Of The Maze” conveys a powerful message about belonging and acceptance. Roskamala, who is currently working on a sequel to Truth She Told, which addresses myths and prejudice about mental illnesses, hopes the song will impact those who feel like outsiders or misfits, and provide them a sense of unity and belonging.
Despite the pressure and challenges of the entertainment industry, she maintains a positive outlook by prioritizing her health and learning to turn life challenges into positivity. Her upcoming EP, Lies She Told, will focus on embracing imperfections and finding the silver lining, aiming to explore the bright side of acceptance and setting boundaries to live life to the fullest without suffering.
Read more about Roskamala and her new release below.
In your latest music video for “Out Of The Maze,” you portray various characters representing different aspects of yourself. How do you find balance and harmony among these diverse identities in your everyday life?
I used to believe I was a case of mistaken identity. I tried hard to find my true self until one day a wise man told me we are a combination of characters and personalities. This world is not black and white and it took me a few years to find the balance connecting thoughts and reality. I love myself in every aspect. Once I finally found that I’m a little of everything, my everyday life became full of happiness and peace.
“Out Of The Maze” conveys a powerful message about belonging and acceptance. How do you hope this song will impact those who feel like outsiders or misfits in society?
I'm not certain I truly understand people who dress uniquely or look uniquely. One thing I’m certain of is how it feels to be a misfit internally. It’s lonely, empty, and can be hopeless sometimes. Some of us are good at wearing masks, some are not. We experience difficulties differently. In my case, I’m blessed with a comfortable life and surrounded myself with loving and caring people. Yet, there are often times I feel alone among people. I make music because I truly believe it unites all kinds of people to feel belonging.
Moving from Bangkok to South Florida appears to have been significant for your career. How has this relocation influenced your music and artistic direction?
I’ve been traveling a lot since I was young until now I’m still on the road. Traveling heals my soul. I was born in Thailand and lived in many countries. I moved to the United States and lived in Seattle for three years and now I permanently live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I’m grateful I get to witness different cultures, art, and music. I believe getting exposed to new cultures and environments inspire my creativity.
The upcoming EP, Lies She Told, is described as a sequel to Truth She Told. Could you share some insights into how the two projects will differ thematically and musically?
Truth She Told is my overly honest truth about my life living with bipolar disorder and the intense FEELINGS I had to deal with when it comes to relationships and life. My plan for Lies She Told is to talk about the myths and prejudice that people have towards people with mental illnesses.
Your involvement in various creative domains, including singing, acting, and TV hosting, is impressive. How do these different roles influence and complement each other in your artistic pursuits?
I’m an independent artist so every cent I spend I think of it carefully. If I have an unlimited amount of funds I probably collaborate with more people and definitely do less. It was a blood, sweat, and tears project. I have a rich imagination, so if it helps wearing many hats to get close to my ideal perfection, I’m down to do anything to get there.
The messages of self-love and vulnerability are prominent in your releases. How do you maintain a positive outlook amidst the pressure and challenges of the entertainment industry?
It’s a journey to turn life challenges to positivity. But I am a firm believer that there’s nothing I can’t do if I put my mind into it. As I answer these questions, I’m on a healing journey to happiness. After years of burnouts, I needed a break to find my way back to a healthy routine. My health is my priority, because I learned the hard way that if I neglect my health to reach my purpose, I’ll be forced to take a break by nature.
Lies She Told is said to focus on embracing imperfections and finding the silver lining. Can you give us a glimpse of the narrative that will be explored in the upcoming EP? Should we anticipate any song releases from the record in the near future?
Noone can figure their lives out. Everyone is struggling in their own way. Happiness and peace are not based on what you have or accomplish but it comes from within. My next EP will be the bright side of acceptance and setting up boundaries to live life to the fullest without suffering.
Watch the music video for “Out Of The Maze” below:
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