INTRODUCING SELF-MANAGED SINGER SONGWRITER TILDA ALLIE FROM SWEDAN WITH A DARK-ELECTROPOP GENRE WE CHAT HER NEW RELEASE AND MORE! GET TO KNOW MORE ABOUT WHO SHE IS!

 

 

 

 

What is your name?
Tilda Allie

 

 

What is your genre of music?
My music has been described as Dark- electropop fused with soul and jazz.

 

 

Give us a little bio about you.
I am glitter-faced Nordic performer and singer inspired by 60s pop culture and art such as Andy Warhol, David Bowie and Francis Bacon. I write music to emotionally get through my days. My lyrics are often very straightforward and honest. This might also have something to do with English not being my native language as I am born and raised in Sweden. But I love the rawness that it can bring to my songs.
I have a passionate love for genres such as RnB, Neo-Soul and electronic music I love experimenting with different elements of expressing myself, which is why my music is very eclectic and draws inspiration from a larger group of artist and creatives not just musicians.
I combine thought-provoking visuals and colourful melodies to captivate the audience’s senses. My performances are always emotional and I always feel very vulnerable on stage but it is also the place I feel the most comfortable.

 

 

What made you go in to music?
Throughout my upbringing in Vasteras (Sweden) the music scene was very male dominated. Me and a few girls started up an all-female band and I ended up playing bass at 14 years old. We were inspired by all the 60’s stars such as: The Rolling Stones, Velvet Underground, Janis Joplin, the Beatles, the Who, the Monkeys, the Yardbirds… you name it.
I loved it, finally I felt like I fitted in! Since then music has been that one thing that makes life worth living for.

 

 

Are you a signed?
No not yet hopefully soon. I am self-managed in all aspects.

 

 

You released your new release  ‘Further Than You’ , tell us more about it.
I try not to say too much about my songs as I really want it to become special to every individual who listens to it. But I would say the song capture the pain of finding comfort and strength within yourself, allowing yourself to be vulnerable and scared, free from judgment. We live in a world full of insecurity’s I have been a victim of my own self-pity and fear which made me end up in countless unhealthy relationships.
“I have been walking so much further than you” is me having a conversation with myself trying to help myself realize that if you look back on your life and the experiences you have had as far, you have already come so much further. I have also chosen to use a few subtle references to some of my favorite songs in each line of the first verse as an honor to the bands and artists that have really helped me through some tricky times in life. I wonder if people will be able to spot the lines.

 

 

What was the writing process like?
This song took a while to complete and I wrote it during segments of 2015 –2016. I think this is why I love it so much, as it really tells a story about that year emotionally for me. I was heavily inspired by Amy Winehouse at this point and love her raw lyrics.

 

What was the recording process like?
It started off with me and Ben. We have worked on songs together in the past and he have helped me to make my visons reality. All instruments on the original track was played by him. I bring a song with chord structure and references and we work on ideas together, I love working that way.

 

 

Who did you show first?
In this case I showed my producer first (Benjamin James)

 

 

You also worked with CNTR, tell us more about how the collaboration come together.
We got in contact through an old tutor, We both happens to be from Sweden both based in the UK. CNTR makes the most amazing emotionally atmospheric beats and sounds. When I heard the first edit of the remix I fell in love. The remix is so good on its own! But still love both the original and the new version. We are currently working on some more music together, this time we are collaborating which is very exciting!
Will we be seeing an EP or Album soon?
Yes you will, we just came out from the studio last weekend and have a EP coming for you in end of April beginning of May! This time the music is heavily influenced by my live band!

 

 

Do you have any gigs or tours coming up?
I am playing around London and Brighton, but we are currently focusing on new releases, recording and writing new material!

 

 

If so where will you be going?
• 24th Of Feb – Woman’s day, Brighton (Acoustic gig)
• 26th Of Feb – Nells Jazz and Blues, West Kensington, London
• 17th Feb – Tooting Tram and Social, Throwback / Tilda Allie, This Rose & Monelise / WOLF CLUB DJs
• 4th March – Peggy’s Big Sunday Out, London
Do you play any instruments?
Piano, bass and guitar. But definitely the best on Piano

 

 

Who are your influences?
I am heavily influenced by artists like NAO, Björk, Solange, Amy Winehouse, Erykah Badu, Little Dragon, IMDB, Jorja Smith and Hiatus Kaiyote.

 

 

How do you get inspiration to write songs?
Mainly personal experiences, writing is a form of therapy to me.

 

 

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Playing ‘Love supreme festival’ signed with management and booking agencies.

 

 

When you’re not doing music, what do you do?

I probably obsess about thinking about releases, artwork or new music videos. My life is overloaded with creativity. But I do teach singing, work as a topline writer for ‘Hookers’.

 

 

Would you be up for collaborating with new artists/bands , if so how could they contact you?
Yes of course, I love Collab’s all info can be find at www.tildaallie.com

 

What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
Grace – Jeff Buckley
This whole album is mind-blowing in so many ways, lyrically and vocally. Jeff Buckley sings his heart out on every track and the mixture of styles is just great. Super-grungy but still so experimental: it is never boring. You can tell he has been classically-trained. This is the record I put on alone in my room: a few candles lit and a cigarette in my hand (and just chill).

 

 

What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
Nai palm gives the best advice about songwriting in this video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbczqdfPm8E

 

 

 

What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Be brave and take the risk. I think many like me dream about moving abroad and creating music in a country or city more suitable for them. Bear in mind that the UK have had some of the worlds biggest artists and studying or making music in England was a big dream for me and therefore became very scary. It’s easy to find excuses not to go, security is a big issue in this all. I found that moving has been the most important thing in my growth as an artist and person, taking inspiration from a different culture actually helped me to define my own musical roots more. I found that my Scandinavia roots became more emphasized within my music by being here. You find yourself in situations like this. So advice; being scared is the greatest inspiration so go!

 

 

 

What quote or saying do you always stick by?
Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it
Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?
A must go is the old town, some really nice little cafes and arty vibe!

 

 

When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
My lashes
My Doc’s
My Beret
My Glitter
My Band

 

 

 

Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?

Instagram

Facebook

Twitter

Youtube 

Website

 

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