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10 Questions with ya

Updated: Oct 8, 2020

[Interview Number 21]

This time, we get to know ya whose brand new track "Money” is out only on Soundcloud! Other tracks of her's are featured in the New Artist Spotlight Playlist Family on Spotify

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Okay, let’s get into the Ten questions for ya!

𝟭. 𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗵𝗼𝗯𝗯𝘆?

I am originally Russian, from Moscow but have been living in Spain for the past seven years. Music is much more than a hobby for me, as well as is any other form of writing, whether it's novels, screenplays or melodies.

𝟮. 𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗱𝗶𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗼 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰/𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻

Some of my first memories are of me writing melodies, I have been creating music my whole life. My need for music, especially the creation of it, is inherent in my body, not really giving me a choice but to get involved in the music industry. As a kid, I took piano and vocal classes, where I practiced everything from classical/opera music to Russian and English pop, jazz and rock.

𝟯. 𝗪𝗵𝗼 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗯𝗶𝗴𝗴𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗹𝘂𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲𝘀?

Miley Cyrus was my first love, back when I saw her on Hannah Montana as a kid. I was memorized and still am by how open she is to transformations and accepting the inevitable change of the fleeting human nature. Even in my early days, I identified with the character, mainly because of her living a "double-life" and that's what has always attracted me to pop idols who could commit to a new persona and use their bodies to portray moments; captured and exaggerated. In my view, it is well possible that we are all one...I´m quite big on Pantheism, so the accepting of every "persona" you have within you makes sense to me, although it often drives me into an identity crisis, like I explored in my song "Movie".

𝟰. 𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗱𝗶𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗯𝗲𝗴𝗶𝗻 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰?

Again, for as long as I can remember I have been making music, whether on instruments or just writing melodies and lyrics. At around ten years old, I picked up the guitar, which I mainly did because my older sister was playing it and I wanted to be cool like her, so with her help I taught myself how to play. This, in the future led to me being in a number of bands, as now seen, weren't successful and drove me to a realization that not only in our new world of individualism there is less demand for bands but I am in my essence, much like my personal life, a solo artist.

I only started properly releasing music in April of this year, I sent out my first single to be released just before the lock down and started learning music promotion during the quarantine. Those who have been following me for a long time will know that I did release an album back in 2019 but I have now removed it from the streaming platforms as it was just not of the standard; the concept and actual songs were fine but the execution, very weak. It was a time in my life where I couldn't care less to be honest and I am now finishing my new album, which will include MUCH better revisions of some of the older songs.

𝟱. 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗴𝗼𝗮𝗹𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰 𝗶𝗻𝗱𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘆?

Although my main "goal" is just to have it out and have the songs reach or at least touch their full potential, so I don't go insane because I have this need to do it and I feel guilty and like a waste of life if I don't... I do have people in mind whom I want to discover my music; people who find themselves in an opposition with the rest of the world, in whatever form that might be. Not to sound incredibly ostentatious but as Jack Kerouac said "the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars." People who are in their nature, restless, for I am hoping to offer someone if not that rest but a sense of connection.

I do also plan to drive music forward, I feel like now is a time that will determine the future of music, depending on which direction the industry, pop industry especially will go and I think alongside other artists and in hopes of many many future collaborations, we will be able to reach a universal sound, representative of everyone.

𝟲. 𝗜𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝗮 𝗹𝗼𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗶𝘁 𝗯𝗲?

As Mr. Oddzo mentioned in his interview, space would be ideal! If not, I am a big fan generally, of performing in places which move; cars, boats, planes, anything, it just hits differently. Also, would love to do a show in my hometown Moscow or in the US mainly because I could gather my actual listeners and artists I'm connected to, most of which reside in the US.

𝟳. 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝗳𝗮𝘃𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗲 𝘀𝗼𝗻𝗴?

Either one of my own like "Vision", which is just made for me, by me so obviously brings me a lot of joy...Or "Holy Ghost" by Young Fathers or "Step by Step" by Eyedea; both are the kind of songs that seem to wake me up in a spiritual sense and make me feel more alive than ever.

𝟴. 𝗠𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗺𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁?

From my personal life, I'm not even going to start, I have lost all shame but musically, last show I did was raided and stopped by the local police due to shows becoming illegal because of Covid, which I was obviously not aware of at the time, so I had to pack my things and shuffle off the stage sadly...

𝟵. 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗱𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗔𝗰𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁?

Writing some of the songs that I have, especially "Vision" and "Q20" which were ground-breaking for me, in the sense of changing me and the level of my work. They were the kind of songs which after I wrote them, it's like I unlocked something I couldn't before and reached a higher level in my song writing. Actually gaining listeners while being fully independent too and having more patience than I ever knew I would need, both while not rushing my projects and investing more time as well as dealing with some people I've worked with.

𝟭𝟬. 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝘁 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗼𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗶𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝘀𝗲?

Miley Cyrus quite obviously even though musically we're rather different. Kanye West for sure, I've always felt incredibly connected to him and his music and honestly any artist with whom I truly connect with, as it doesn't happen very often.

"Money" on Soundcloud

You will not be disappointed!

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Elion Melody
Elion Melody
Oct 07, 2020

What a great interview! Glad to learn that we started our music journeys at the exact same time :)


Anna Akopyan
Anna Akopyan
Oct 07, 2020

@Plummy, Thank you! That´s awesome to hear, surprisingly hardly anyone I know is even familiar with Eyedea and I agree..About Kanye, I sure will ;)


Oct 07, 2020

That was a great read. You definitely have your image nailed down, which I love. I grew up in Minneapolis and loved all of those Rhymesayers Records people. Very sad when Eyedea passed away at such a young age. If you ever get to collaborate with Kanye, let me know so I can join in :)


You had me at the Kerouac reference. He was one of my primary reasons (other than the Grateful Dead I guess) for coming to California, seeing Chinatown in San Francisco, getting drunk at Vesuvio's and walking around Kerouac Alley next to City Lights Bookstore. Magic.



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