What is your names?
What is your genre of music?
Pop music with different influences, mostly 80s and 2000s.
Give us a little bio about you.
I’ve grown up in a small town but always felt like the odd one out. So I had to get out and pursued a career in fashion and art which allowed me to work and live all over the world – London, LA, Paris and now Berlin.
What made you go into music?
Last year I wrote and recorded a Christmas song and this started kind of an avalanche – I realised that music and especially Pop is the multidisciplinary medium of expression for my creativity because it is not just one thing but so many – from writing to performance to concept and self-expression. My background in fashion helped me a lot because I can use the same method of working, it’s like a mood board.
Are you a signed?
Nope, free as a bird.
You released your new single ‘WIFI’, tell us more about the single.
In my new single ‘WIFI’ I am trying to convert a feeling of insecurity into a strong, relatable club banger. I’m sure a lot of people have been in this situation where you find yourself in an undefined relationship status longing for clarity.
What is the meaning behind ‘WIFI.’
I think that it’s a fun way to describe the connection between two people – it’s something we cannot see or comprehend but it’s there for sure.
Describe the track in two words.
What was the writing process like?
I’m always a sucker for words and lyrics, so I always start with that and build a universe of lyrics of the same family around it, kind of like a painting or making a dress. The first line was actually “Strong connection but no service” and I started thinking of lyrics in the world of telecommunication. And “WIFI” is just such a great word that I loved playing around with rhymes and rhyme schemes.
What was the recording process like?
I recorded everything in my producers’ studio Saarbrücken and then some adlibs and second voices in Berlin with my vocal coach.
Who did you work with on the Single?
I worked with an awesome team of producers, Tim & Matteo (@tim.und.matteo) and my vocal coach Valeska Rautenberg (@valeskarautenbergmusic)
Will we see an EP or Album this year?
I am working on so many new songs and am very excited to release them soon. We will see whether it will be all singles or an EP – I would also love to make an album!
Do you have any shows coming up?
(Cardi B voice) “IT’S THE CORONA VIRUS!”
What else can we expect in Early 2020?
My new music video for WIFI – check it out! It tells the story of two soulmates who connect online. You’ll have to watch the whole video to find out if their love will make it IRL!
Would you be up for collaborations if other musicians wanted one with you? and who would they have to contact?
I’m always up for collaborations if we vibe and the time is right – hit me up on Instagram
Do you play any instruments?
I have played the piano for 10 years and then neglected it. I just bought a mini Midi keyboard and am getting back into it, I am so happy that a lot of things actually stuck. I cannot really play by notes from a piece of paper anymore but I remember all the chords and notes on the keyboard!
Who are your influences?
Definitely the 80s, my old boss really got me into YAZOO and Synthesizers. And I really love the effortlessness of 2000s pop – Gwen Stefani, Fergie, Robyn, Madonna’s American Life album. Also girlpower badasses like Peaches and M.I.A..
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
I am a day dreamer and get inspired by the smallest things that can be glorified. I am a story teller at heart. Sometimes it’s social situations I go through in my head, love or heartbreak stories I’ve experienced, sometimes it’s for the simple sake of having and delivering pure fun and good energy. There’s one song I am working on right now and it took me 10 minutes to write the lyrics and structure in the waiting room at the doctor. It’s called FLOSS LIKE A BOSS. And no, it was not at the dentist.
It’s important to me to take things that I have experienced and turn them into something universal, so the listener feels less alone and even empowered
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Exactly where I will need to be.
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
I probably work on concepts for music videos or shoots, I try to meet up and connect and learn as much as I can, I soak things up like a sponge. And I probably do all the behind the scenes business kind of things that come along with trying to make it big 😉
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
I think “Only You” and “In my room” by YAZOO.
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
You were born original, don’t be a copy. That actually wasn’t an advice from anyone but I read it somewhere when I was probably 14. And probably: “Go for it!”
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
You and your art are unique and you are the best at being yourself, so don’t compare yourself. Everyone is on their unique path and you don’t know what lays behind or ahead of anyone.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
In bad times – It’s always darkest before the dawn.
Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?
In Berlin I would say Toast Hawaii Club & Bar – It’s not your typical kind of Berlin club and they give the stage to lots of new and aspiring musicians and artists. Amazing super freaks and good friends, I hope they will reopen soon after this craziness.
Your coming off tour;
1/ Where do you go first? Home or my favorite bar Zum Starken August in Berlin.
2/ Who do you see first? My friends and family
3/What do you eat first? Vegan Pizza. I could go for one right now.
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
My weave, my make-up, my outfit, my Islamos and hot water in a bottle for my voice.