Like many teenagers, California-born Hitha has found the demands on her time overwhelming, from homework to peer pressure, sometimes it just seems like there’s no light at the end of the tunnel. Standing Up With Pride is a single which addresses this and gives listeners of all ages a message of hope – that by focusing on what you want to achieve in life, you can use a positive mentality to overcome any hurdle. With a video which cleverly uses black and white imagery transforming into a world of colour when Hitha realises her potential, Standing Up With Pride is a sumptuous pop nugget which digs into your head and leaves an inspirational message while you’re humming along.
Born to Indian parents, 13 year-year-old Hitha is an all-round entertainer – dancer, writer, singer and musician, embracing both Western musical traditions as well as a passion for Bollywood dancing and traditional Indian singing. Initially making a name for herself through her renditions of cover versions on YouTube, Standing Up With Pride is a song which is particularly poignant for Hitha:
“It is my own story. I was getting stressed out with too many activities and external pressures. Due to my negative thinking, I could not focus on my passion for singing. One day, I decided to just let go of everything, just be positive and only pursue my passion – that decision changed my life. I believe this positivity is going to help many people”
“I hope that I become known as the positive little girl who loves to write and perform. When people hear my music, I want them to know that they can always count on themselves to figure out what their true passion is, and then put in the hard work and practice alongside their talent to get the achievement they’re looking for. There’s always a positive ending if you try hard and don’t give up.”