“With so much going on in the world, I just want to make people feel good. Even if it’s just one person, I’m happy.” – INAS X
East Coast native and powerhouse musician Inas X created her stage name as an official mark of independence – a way to stand for being undefined and for feeling empowered without labels or limits. After reaching number 11 on the top 20 Billboard Dance Chart last year and hitting the road on her first National tour, Inas shows absolutely no signs of slowing down. Raised in Brooklyn by her two Palestinian parents, Inas’ love for music and her raw talent began blossoming at a young age as she was deeply impacted by the streets of her hometown. Being Palestinian is everything to Inas and she often finds herself incorporating Middle Eastern sounds into her music. In the early 2000s, Inas X also became powerfully inspired by Pop music, mixed in with Hip-Hop and Reggae. The work of artists like Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z, Billie Holiday, Aaliyah, Amy Winehouse and mostespecially, Michael Jackson, fueled Inas’ deep-rooted love for music and performance, which sparked the creation of the dynamo that would become Inas X.
After a sudden change in scenery with a move from Brooklyn to small town Connecticut, Inas entered high school, where she furthered her career in performing arts. For Inas, performing was her personal outlet to rise above the everyday struggles that come along with being a teenager. Thus, the stage is where she found her true self, and paved the road into becoming the artist she is today. Her career quickly took the high road, which sparked a move back to New York City. Since then, she has become a rising sensation in the Pop world.
Inas is extremely passionate about standing up for what she believes in, and from this, wrote the song “Love Is” after the Supreme Court ruled that states must allow same sex marriages. She calls this her true identity song and her message is for others to know that they are all worthy of love no matter their gender or race. She collaborated with Walu on her recent music video for single – “Gets Me High” – and together they created a vision of someone who is unbreakable no matter what life throws at them. Inas strives for authenticity and wants people to connect with the real trials and tribulations that she has been through in her life.
One of those major tribulations was Inas being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis earlier this year. Going through this made her realize how short life is and how the most important things in life are to be healthy and happy with the person you are. She hopes to show others that they can make it through anything. “We are limitless and unstoppable entities. We are worthy, strong, and so valuable. I want to give people hope. If you see me killing it while fighting a disease, you can do it too. We can kill it together.” Inas’ new and electrifying single “Stupid” details a toxic relationship that she couldn’t walk away from, no matter how many times she tried. With this song, she hopes to show others that they are not alone in the mistakes that they may make. She explains, “You can be the smartest person, but be so stupid for just one person and that’s okay! You’re not the only one.”
Ultimately, Inas just wants to spread light and love through her art. She aims to move people and make them think differently.