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We always try to support talent around the world and this time we had the opportunity to talk to the singer Emilie Brandt and asked her some questions about her carreer and hopes for the future, as to diversify even more the dance community.
In fact, Emilie, from Denver in Colorado, has accomplished an impressive career since she got into the music scene. She has already marked her name in the electronic dance world by releasing a collaboration with the one and only Illenium. Lost, taken from his album Awake, is joined by the rising vocal powerhouse, who continues her career efforts as a solo artist.
The artist has just released her highly-anticipated and ground-breaking debut album Freeform, available to buy/stream now.
Emilie doesn’t follow trends and Freeform is the perfect proof of that where the presence of unique and eclectic influences characterize the underlying heartfelt and emotional longing theme through the entire album.
While having present obvious electronic influences, Freeform is definetly an album that sets Emilie appart from other artists and will mark this year as her best one yet.
As an answer to her success, the singer answered some of our questions.
Wide Future: Firstly, Emilie, what other artists had the most significant influence in your musical career (Electronic Dance artists and not Electronic Dance artists)?
Emilie: My top influences are a bizarre mix of Florence Welch(Florence + the Machine), Hayley Williams (Paramore), Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel (Phantogram). When I meet any of them I’m going to have to try really hard not to pass out from excitement. All of them have always been so inspiring to me as an artist and on a personal level have helped me through a lot of weird life events.
WF: And which song did you like to compose or to have been a part of the most?
Emilie: Shed My Skin’ is my favorite track on the album; it feels the most ‘me’ and has evolved so much from where it started (as a sh*tty voice memo on my phone) to the final outcome that’s on the album.
WF: And with whom would you like to collaborate next? What’s your dream collaboration?
Emilie: I would love to collaborate with Seven Lions! He’s an amazing producer and it would be amazing to work with him on a track.
WF: Interesting! Well, it must have been amazing to see the success of the track Lost with Illenium. How did you end up collaborating with him?
Emilie: The experience of how that song came to be what it is now is super random and beautiful. Nick was finishing up his album and was still looking for lyrics and vocals for that track. By some weird cosmic fate, the track ended up trickling down to my management and when I heard it for the first time, I immediately knew I wanted to be a part of it. It was a fast process, lyrics were written, then we recorded it to the track, and sent it back to Nick’s within a matter of days. Nick contacted me that same week and said he was super stoked about it and wanted to move forward with it. I am very grateful to be a part of such a great collection of work on that album.
WF: Is there any proccess on how to find the right arrangements for your tracks or do you do it ‘’by heart’’?
Emilie: I have a lot of feelings and I use music to translate them into sounds that I hope people can relate to.
WF: What can the fans expect when they hear your new album?
Emilie: Expect a lot of feelings and raw emotion.
WF: Are you doing live shows this year? If so, are you planning on coming to Portugal?
Emilie: Stay tuned, there will definitely be some show announcements coming up. I’ve never been to Portugal but I’d love to make that happen.
WF: Finally, even though you just released an album, what are your hopes for the future?
Emilie: I hope to be able to relate to others on a personal level. I’ve always struggled with expressing myself and opening up to people and because of that, I’ve spent a lot of my life feeling alone and like no one knew what I was going through. As I get older, I have realized that a lot of people feel that way and I hope to use my music as a way to bridge the gap.
With this final note, we wish the artist Emilie Brandt a great and successful future.