With a powerful message of hope, singer/songwriter Sima is making her musical debut with the album “This Is My Truth” while working to break down society’s negative perceptions and barriers, with her appropriately named song, BREAKING DOWN THE WALLS.
Her musical journey began in a room that she shared with her older sister Janet, in their childhood home in Israel. Being a huge fan of rock music Sima’s sister exposed her to an array of classic, alternative and contemporary rock music thus sparking her passion and desire to perform. At an early age, she instinctively knew that her innate music abilities were incredible gifts that she should embrace and pursue. Her strong voice and inspirational lyrics made it apparent to everyone around her that she had something profound to share. She realized that she wanted to do more than entertain. She wanted to use music as a tool to reach out and inspire others. Knowing that the US was the pinnacle of success for so many music artists, she made the decision to leave Israel and move to Manhattan, NY to cultivate her music career in the year 2000. Although it was extremely difficult for her to leave her family and friends behind she felt strongly that achieving her dream would also fulfill her life’s mission. After she settled into her new home in the US, Sima met two young producers from London – Diego and Aaron Knight, who believed in her and her talent as a singer and songwriter. Together they provided her with unyielding encouragement and support. For the next two years, she focused all of her time and energy on songwriting and developing a solid singing style. She drew inspiration from a variety of music artists and bands, such as Stevie Nicks, Bjork, massive attack, Perfect Circle, Alanis Morissette and Tori Amos, along with groups like U2, Pearl Jam, Radio Head and The Cranberries. With a pop rock tone, intense vocals, and a driving guitar sound, coupled with poignant lyrics, she remains true to the essence of her soul.
Her hope is that through her music she can use her own life experiences to be a positive role model, an inspiration to her audience and an aid to aspiring artists in developing their own passion for music. Sima is currently finishing her debut album “THIS IS MY TRUTH,” which will soon be released as a single. “This Is My Truth” is Sima’s journey portrayed in songs. The record is an expression of her personality, strength, passion and desire to find truth and meaning in her life. It is about acceptance of herself, her past, facing her fears, her hardships when she felt disconnected and alone. It is about love and heartbreaks. Three significant individuals participated on this Record, Aaron Knight, who is her original producer who worked with her from the beginning, three-time Grammy-Award winning producer/engineer, Tom Lord-Alge, who helped pioneer the “flying” vocals digital tape editing method and Ted Jensen of Sterling Sound Studios in NYC also a Grammy-Award winner, has been producing for major labels, mastering, engineering, and mixing hundreds of albums for major pop and rock music artists mastered her single to perfection.
While living in New York City, Sima studied at one of the most prestigious acting schools, Stella Adler Studio of Acting. She was under the instruction of esteemed acting coaches, Susan Batson and Anthony Vincent Bova. She worked with the best Vocal coaches such as Melissa Cross and Don Lawrence. Both trainings helped her develop a personal relationship to her music and the ability to express herself, to connect with others.
In 2009 Sima moved to Los Angeles, CA to take her dreams to the next level. She put together a kick ass band; shot the music video for her single “Breaking Down The Walls,” single “Contradiction,” and for her next single, “Suffering Is My Addiction.” Sima teamed up with the producer, Mikey Doling, lead guitar player from Snot, Soulfly, and Channel Zero as well a producer for a lot of great local LA bands like Gemini Syndrome.
Haunting, Dangerous, Complex..."Suffering Is My Addiction" captures the essence of pulling closer while pushing away. Driving Guitars underscore the brutally honest and heartfelt vocals giving way to a melody as addictive as love itself.
With a strong passion for growth and enlightenment, while she continually challenges herself she believes that by reaching for the stars she can achieve anything that she sets her mind to. She hopes to encourage others to do the same. She feels her extraordinary journey is just the beginning; however she feels privileged to be traveling along such a rewarding and successful path. She looks forward to continue learning, growing, and sharing her story, truth, pain, struggles and blessings with the rest of the world.