What are your names?
Rasmus and Emma
What is the duos name?
How did you come up with the duo name?
Emma: I found an old picture of me painted and dressed as a Tiger for Halloween, and then we came up with the name ‘Young Tiger’.
What is your genre of music?
Nordic, melancholic, soulful pop.
Give us a little bio about you as a duo and individuals?
Rasmus: I grew up with my family in a huge old house in the countryside of Denmark, where I could make all the noise I wanted playing drums and guitar. My dad even allowed jams with my punk band called ‘Anti Virus’, haha. Emma and I met during a jazz programme, and started writing songs together. Despite of all our differences, she’s grown to be one of my all-time favorites <3
Emma: Aww.. I grew up in Copenhagen in a tiny apartment with my mom and brother. I started playing guitar in a school band, and then saxophone, I wanted to sing but I was still too shy. I slowly started writing songs and played them with my saxophone teacher who helped me develop as a singer. I always wanted to be a boy in some cool band.
What made you go in to music?
Rasmus: I grew up in a very musical family, my dad is a musician and he bought me a drum kit when I was 6 and introduced me to Jimi Hendrix and Toto..
Emma: My Swedish dad is an extremely talented guitarist, he built me a guitar and then I started taking lessons. Then a cute guy started taking the same guitar lessons as me and I got motivated to get better, haha.
Are you a signed?
Still looking for the right team.
You have released “When You Leave” tell us more about
What was the writing process like.
Rasmus: We heard an early version of ‘When You Leave’ by Danish producer Simon Littauer and UK artist Wolfie, they asked us if we were up for a collaboration and we really liked the tune..
Emma: We changed almost everything, but I loved the rhythmic timing and the ambiguous swaggy lines Wolfie had written, so the rest of the writing process was easy and fun.
What was the recording process like?
Rasmus: We pretty much did everything in my bedroom and in Emma’s summerhouse on the countryside. We’re fortunate to have a lot of cool recording studios available, but we love going out of the city, so we can take a break in between writing, in Mother Nature.
What was the inspiration behind the video for ‘When You Leave’?
Emma: We both love the movie “Ex Machina” by Alex Garland and we wanted to give the music video a “sci-fi” feel inspired by that.
We are Scandinavian, so of course the whole idea of filming the music video in Luleå, North-Sweden, was to emphasize the nordic feel with the raw nature and cold light. The surroundings we chose are timeless and beautiful, and they fit perfectly with the escapism character of the song.
Describe the track in two words.
Melancholic and dreamy.
Will we see a new EP or Album this year?
If so what can we expect?
Way too cool beautiful tunes.
Do you have any collaborations coming up with any up coming artists?
Do you have gigs coming up or a tour in planning?
At the moment just the showcases for the suits, but rumour says some festivals are coming up..
Would you be up for collaborations if other musicians wanted one with you? and who would they have to contact?
We’d love to collaborate with anyone who matches our relentless realness, haha!
Do you play any instruments?
Rasmus: I play a lot of instruments, about 2000…
Emma: Guitar, piano, and some saxophone (honestly probably 3 notes by now).
Who are your influences?
Rasmus: I think that Bon Ivers 22, A Million is a masterpiece, simply the best produced music that I’ve heard in a long time! And I love pretty much everything by Lana Del Rey.. But the artists who really started my musical journey, and to some extend shaped me, has to be Jimi Hendrix and Toto..
The truth is that I listen to all kinds of music, I’m afraid that if people saw my Spotify playlist they would think that I am schizophrenic haha..
Emma: My first big loves were Nina Simone, Thom Yorke and Björk. The past few years I’ve been listening to a lot to Rihanna, Kimbra, Banks and Niia.
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
Rasmus: My inspiration often comes unannounced and very spontaneous, I always bring my laptop when I’m traveling in case I should get inspired.
Emma: I topline most of our songs when I ride a bike or walk with my wolf. And then sometimes I love watching bad tv-shows for lyrical inspiration, haha. Mad Men for example has a lot of fun sayings and punchlines.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Rasmus: Hopefully I am 29..
Emma: haha, I’m gonna be wealthy enough to spend money that’s actually mine (until then – A big thanks to my bank for the patience!).
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
Rasmus: I work full time on my gunshow for future lives hows.
Emma: I’m currently trying to learn my dog Harry Potter inspired dog tricks
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
Rasmus: Jimi Hendrix ‘All Along The Watchtower’ and “ Hold the line” by Toto.
Emma: Björk ‘Unravel’
What is the best advice you have ever been given?
Rasmus: Don’t waste your time on doing something that doesn’t feel right.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
Emma: ‘My muse is not a horse’ – Nick Cave.
Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?
Rasmus: I really love Refshaleøen, especially a little place called La Banchina
Emma: Depanneur/FætterFætter, the best toasts in town (I eat there almost every day) and they give my dog free crackers (please give me/us a sponsorship)
Your coming off tour;
1/ Where do you go first?
Rasmus: right back to the studio.
2/ Who do you see first?
Emma: probably our persistent manager.
3/What do you eat first?
Rasmus: scones and carrots
Emma: linguine alle vongole or carbonara. Carbs please.
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Rasmus: My guitar, synthesizer, Emma, banging clothes and our drummer
EMMA: Yoga matte, Kinder Bueno, dog treats in case I meet a dog, self confidence and a good mood
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?