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Aneesa Sheikh - Tough Times

Aneesa is an American singer-songwriter with a big future ahead of her. She was first attracted to music when she was only eight, taking guitar lessons and joining the youth choir.



When she turned fourteen, she began to write songs guitar and soon after was invited to perform on the Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour in Lexington, Kentucky. Aneesa attended IMTA (International Model and Talent Association Convention in New York) and received a scholarship to record an original song.


After winning the title of Miss Michigan Teen USA 2020 she released her debut single, Bad Thing, in January of 2020. In just four months, Bad Thing’s official video has accumulated over 100k streams on YouTube; an amazing achievement for a new artist. Aneesa has followed the success of Bad Thing with a new release called Tough Times, a moving pop-rock track with a hooky chorus and lyrics that reflect self-determination and unwavering hope.


The new track was written for her ailing father and enabled Aneesa to respond and reflect on personal trauma. After her father underwent a medical crisis, Aneesa, who was living with him at the time, turned her attention to founding a non-profit organization Music 4 M.I.R.A.C.L.E., which advocates the benefits of music therapy.




‘Tough Times don’t last, but tough people do’ is a phrase my dad always told me growing up.

Tough Times is an exhilarating track with hypnotic melodies and a strong production. As Aneesa says of the song, ‘Tough Times don’t last, but tough people do’ is a phrase my dad always told me growing up.


When he became ill, I reminded him of that phrase. I knew that the message he always told me would have a greater effect if it was in a song. The song resonates with my father very much and gave him his light again. Tough Times shares equal importance all over the world during this pandemic and after’.


The new track will no doubt add to Aneesa’s expanding fan base and establish her profile on a global level.




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