We caught up with singer-songwriter and all round East London babe, Emil, to chat guilty pleasures, dream collaborations and what’s on the agenda for 2017…
Tell us about yourself…
My name is Emil. I am a 23 year old singer/songwriter born and raised in East London, Hackney. I would describe myself as a fairy-tale tomboy – the best of both worlds.
What does a day in the life of EMIL look like?
A day in the life of Emil is never the same, every day is different, never the same. One day I could be in France writing songs, the next at a 9-5 lol.
How would you describe your aesthetic and how does it inspire your music?
My Aestictic would be described as pure and warm which inspires my music to come from an honest place.
What’s the best gig you have ever played?
The best gig I’ve ever played at so far to date would be at Nadia Rose’s EP launch back in 2015. The energy was sick!
Who would you most like to collaborate with and why?
Jay Z! Growing up in my world everyone loved Jay Z as much as I did. I remember being back in school when he released the ‘Blueprint 3’ album, I was literally taken lol! Jay Z really made an impact on the world through his lyrics and it would be a blessing to collaborate with him.
Why do you think the relationship between fashion and music is so strong?
I think the relationship between fashion and music is so strong because it’s the first point of contact when it comes to representing you as an artist; your style is a statement, expresses you as a person as well as an artist. Everyone expects an artist to look like their music and fashion is a great way to do that.
What’s your favourite music video?
Young Thug – Best Friend
Who did you listen to growing up?
Destiny’s Child, Sade, Erykah Badu, Jagged Edge, Usher.
Who’s your biggest musical inspiration?
My biggest musical inspiration would be Sade.
What’s your guilty pleasure, most played track?
Skepta – No Security
Last album you listened to all the way through?
Kendrick Lamer – DAMN
What track gives you goose bumps?
Adele – Hello
How would you describe your personal style?
Unique Vibrant and Bold
If you could steal anyone’s wardrobe whose would it be?
Rihanna mixed with Kylie Jenner
What 3 clothing items could you not live without?
Leather pants, fur coat & oversized t-shirt
Describe yourself in 3 words…
Unique, vibrant, bold
What’s your spirit animal?
Eagle, I think
What emoji best describes you?
The diamond one, lol
Who are you currently stalking on Instagram?
Who are you listening to at the moment?
Drake, Nao , Skepta, and plenty more.
What’s your song to get you ready for a party?
Rihanna – looking at you
Where can we see you perform next?
Great Escape Festival / Brighton
What’s on the agenda for 2017?
I have an EP coming out in a few months called ‘Paris’ …more shows and videos
Check out her insta @emiltheartist
…and listen to her new single ‘hero’ on SoundCloud…
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