Varsha Thapa, a singer-songwriter from Kathmandu, Nepal, has released a new single that explores the importance of self-love. After experiencing bullying in boarding school, Thapa turned to writing as a way to cope with her feelings of disapproval and loneliness. Over time, she began to add melodies to her words, and music became a natural form of expression for her.
The new single, titled ‘Damaged Planet’, is a reflection on the importance of putting oneself first. Thapa sings about the struggle of loving someone who is wrong for her, and the realization that true love begins with self-love. The song is a reminder that the self is a home that needs love, care, and nourishment, and that in order to love others fully, we must first love ourselves.
“Growing up in Kathmandu Nepal and spending almost all my adult life in New York, I wanted to create music that amalgamates influences from both worlds so I created Damaged Planet which lyrically reflects my inner state as well as combines the sounds of both east and west, which has always been a conscious decision throughout my creative process.”
For this artist, music is a way to give voice to her inner self and to help others feel seen. With her evocative lyrics and soulful vocals, she invites listeners to explore the depths of their own emotions and to find healing through the power of music. ‘Damaged Planet’ is a powerful reminder that self-love is the foundation of all love, and that true happiness can only be found by first looking within.
You can also listen to ‘Damaged Planet’ in our Folk This Way playlist.
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