Satica (formerly April Nhem) is a unique vocalist/songwriter based out of Long Beach, California. Being the daughter of Cambodian refugees, she believes her humble upbringing is a huge influence on her music along with her view on the world. The Long Beach native is influenced by a plethora of genres including Indie Rock, Hip Hop, Motown, and Contemporary R&B. Her biggest influences were noted to be artists such as Bon Iver, Lykke Li, and Frank Ocean. She began singing at the age of five and writing her own songs at age fifteen. Her musical endeavors started with simplistic love songs, but rapidly grew to encompass more complex topics and deep undertones.
Satica released her first project in 2014 titled, “SIRENUM” which gained the attention of now managers, Fareast Movement and Transparent Agency. She then featured on Manila Killa’s (from Hotel Garuda) hit single “Youth” with over 2 million streams on Spotify. During this time, she has also written for artists on K-Pop powerhouse label SM and placed songs on shows like “Degrassi.” Since then, she has been cultivating her new sound that combines smooth R&B with contemporary indie/alternative melodies and plans to release a new project later this year.