With a powerful message of hope, singer/songwriter Sima made her musical debut with the album “This Is My Truth.” Sima takes on society’s limited perception with her song: BREAKING DOWN THE WALLS.
Her musical journey began in a room 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 honed her musical abilities and talent to pursue a life as a rock singer. 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 U.S. 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. 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 life in the U.S, Sima spent the next two years, focusing 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.
While living in New York City, Sima studied at one of the most prestigious acting schools, Stella Adler Studio of Acting. She was also under the instruction of the celebrity acting coach, Susan Batson. She worked with the best Vocal coaches in the music industry, such as Don Lawrence and Melissa Cross. Both pieces of training helped her develop a personal relationship with her music and the ability to express her self and to connect with others.
In 2010 Sima moved to Los Angeles, CA to take her dreams to the next level. In 2012, Sima released her album “This Is My Truth”. ‘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 (U2,Peter Gabriel, Sarah McLachlan, Dave Matthews, Oasis and anymore..) 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 (The Rolling Stones,Billy Joel, Madonna,Eric Clapton, Muse..) mastered her single to perfection. 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 and a producer for many great local L.A bands.
With a strong passion for growth and enlightenment, while Sima continually challenges herself she believes that by reaching for the stars she can achieve anything that she sets her mind to and hopes to encourage others to do the same. 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’s currently working on a new project called “Broken Wings”. ‘Broken Wings’ is an inspirational documentary bridging Israeli-Palestinian differences through the healing powers of music.
‘Broken Wings ‘ hopes to inspire a brighter future for both Israeli and Palestinian people to break down the walls of hate through the universal language of music that connects hearts and opens a dialogue. It teaches us to never lose faith in the universal healing power of the human heart.
The idea for the film started when Sima wrote the song ‘Broken Wings’. A song that expresses her feelings about the situation in Israel, wars, hate, fear and separation and her desire to find solutions, love, and compassion. Sima invited many Palestinian and Israeli artists to be a part of her project, so together they can start a dialogue and bridge the gap.
Sima feels that her extraordinary journey is just the beginning; however, she feels privileged to be traveling through such a rewarding and successful path. She looks forward to continuing learning, growing, and sharing her story, truth, pain, struggles, and blessings with the rest of the world.