Natasha has returned with her first album, "Natasha 2010", four years after releasing her first song, "Tayr al-Finiq", when she was 12 years old.
Mawtani interviewed Natasha about her priorities in life and her future career plans.
Mawtani: What inspired you to start singing at an early age?
Natasha: I have loved art and singing since childhood. I was six years old when I surprised my parents with my talent when I performed the song "Atouna Tufouli" by Remi Bandali at school.
I live with a family that loves classical music. Both my brother Elia and my father write music, and they always encourage me.
At the age of twelve, I recorded my very own first single titled "Tayr al-Finiq", with lyrics by Nabil Abou Abdo and music by my father. I then followed it with my second song called "Shaghilni Hawak", with lyrics also by Nabil Abou Abdo and music by Rabih Baroud. Later on, I released my first album.
Mawtani: The songs on the album are addressed to people who are older than you. Why not direct your songs to people of your own generation?
Natasha: I sing what I like, and I am certain the songs will appeal to children, those who are my age, and adults. I did not sing songs that would appeal to my generation because I did not find an appropriate subject. I sang for my country in "Tayr al-Finiq", and if a beautiful theme for a song becomes available to me, I will not turn it down.
Mawtani: What is your priority, art or education?
Natasha: Education is my priority. Art is a hobby. Even the production company that I collaborate with takes into consideration my priority to study.
Mawtani: Does your art prevent you from living your life?
Natasha: Art does not take a lot of my time. Since the beginning, I have organized and arranged my life. I live my personal life to the fullest in a way that is suitable for my age, and my art has its special time.
Mawtani: What about acting?
Natasha: I received two scripts for two Egyptian series for the month of Ramadan. One of them was "al-Harah", starring Afaf Shuaib, Mahmoud al-Jundi, Khaled al-Sawi, Nelly Karim, and Dina Samir Ghanem, and directed by Sameh Abdul Aziz.
But I declined it because I want to focus on singing, and it is too early for me to enter into the world of acting.
Mawtani: You have filmed the song "100 Sana" as a video clip. Is there another clip on the way?
Natasha: I am preparing to shoot the song "Aywah" very soon with director Mazen Said.
Mawtani: Are you holding any concerts?
Natasha: I do not have any concerts at the present time. But last summer I participated in a series of festivals, and it was a great experience that I am ready to plunge into again.