30 seconds interview: Emmavie

Emmavie

Smooth, soulful and dripping with delicious harmonies: meet the triple threat that is singer/songwriter, producer and DJ Emmavie.

Search Emmavie’s name on YouTube and you’ll discover a community of channels championing her blissful sounds and pushing her sonics out into the world.

It’s a natural, word-of-mouth formula that has seen Paper Magazine name her as one of 10 Rising UK RnB Acts You Need To Jump On and BBC Radio 1Xtra crown her in their Best of British series.

She’s already supported the likes of Jon B and Eric Bellinger, while the track You Love Em, a collaboration with ROMderful, featured on Oprah Winfrey’s drama series, Queen Sugar.

Yep, this self-taught RnB wonder is going places and is set to continue the momentum with her forthcoming album Honeymoon, due for release on Fresh Select in early 2018.

Enthralled by her electronic infused smooth blends, we caught up for 30 seconds to find out what makes her tick…

What was the first song you developed an obsession for?
Climb The Mountain by Kenny Lattimore. I would’ve been about seven years old with my dad driving us everywhere and this one mixtape playing on rotation. There’s something about the frequencies in this song that sit so perfectly on my soul, it makes me want to cry just thinking about it.

What’s the first gig you went to?
I’ve been to so many shows, I couldn’t give a definite answer. I remember going to a filming of a kid’s special of a Saturday night television show and seeing Liberty X perform when I was about 13 and they were still Liberty. I don’t know if that counts haha!

What’s the first instrument you ever got hold of?
My dad bought me a big Casio keyboard when I was around 10 years old but I remember having two lessons on the violin in primary school. Haven’t formally learnt anything.

What is your worst musical habit?
For a while, my worst musical habit was every song I made sounded like a Neptunes track. I could’ve been confused for them at one point. Now, it’s probably not finishing the hundreds of songs I’ve started recording.

What’s the best piece of musical advice you’ve ever been given?
The best piece of musical advice I’ve been given was to stop singing.

Where do you discover new music?
SoundCloud, mostly. The most unique and inspiring new music is hiding there.

What’s your favourite venue?
I don’t have a favourite venue. The space doesn’t make the show, the energy of the person on stage and the audience does.

Who is your current favourite band/artist?
Smino!

What inspirations outside of music impact your songwriting?
My relationships. Right now, I can write a million songs because I’m in love. My friendships are manifesting into wonderful things as my friends are making huge waves in their respective fields so I’m constantly celebrating something.

What track of yours best represents your sound?
I have a song on my album called Before The Night.. it’s unpredictable, fat and then slim, sexy and then it has a big surprise switch up. It’s literally me in a song.

What’s next for you?
World domination.

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Upcoming shows:

31 Jan – Jazz Cafe, London

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