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Isabel Dumaa Interview on Nagamag

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Isabel Dumaa Interview on Nagamag

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Nagamag:
Which are the genres that describe your music style better?

Isabel Dumaa:
The umbrella genre for my music is pop, but I would define it as indie pop or alt-pop with little elements of folk and R&B!


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Isabel Dumaa:
I have been singing since practically before I could talk, and began songwriting at a young age as well. I took singing lessons throughout my childhood, and begged my parents for guitar and piano lessons so I could accompany myself and start playing live. Since day 1 I have always wanted to be a singer and pursue music. After graduating High School I moved down to LA to do music full time, and feel so grateful I get to be working every day at something I love so dearly.


Nagamag:
Do you remember your first connection of love to music that was the right impact to be a music artist now?

Isabel Dumaa:
It is difficult to pinpoint my very first connection to my love of music, but there is one early memory that sticks out. I was about 5 years old when my cousin played me You Belong With Me by Taylor Swift, and I have never fallen in love with a song quicker. It immediately became my favorite song and was pretty much all I listened to for about a year. My parents bought me my first iPod shuffle about a year later and all I had on it was You Belong With Me and 4 other songs from Fearless all of which I listened to on repeat. Taylor Swift has been a huge inspiration for me growing up and throughout my career and that was where my love for her began.


Nagamag:
What would be your dream venue to play?

Isabel Dumaa:
I was raised right in the heart of San Francisco and over the years attended many concerts and shows all over the city. Every show I went to I couldn't help but picture myself on the stage someday getting to sing in my home city. Every year "Outside Lands Festival" is held in Golden Gate Park and pretty much every young person in the bay area is there. It is essentially the coachella of NorCal. Outside Lands is such a vivid part of my growing up and every year I went I couldn't help but dream and picture myself on one of those stages, getting to play for all the people standing where I stood all those times. So a definite dream venue would be to be able to headline at Outside Lands!


Nagamag:
Many artists listen to genres that they are not producing music for. Which track is your favorite that is NOT similar to yours?

Isabel Dumaa:
"Kiss Of Venus" Paul McCartney and Dominic Fike


Nagamag:
Of Course Nagamag would love to listen also which is the track from a similar artist you admire?

Isabel Dumaa:
"The Walls Are Way Too Thin" Holly Humberstone

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Anne Marie Almedal Interview on Nagamag

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Anne Marie Almedal Interview on Nagamag

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Nagamag:
Which are the genres that describe your music style better?

Anne Marie Almedal:
Dream pop, cinematic, indie, female vocal, scandinavian!


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Anne Marie Almedal:
Former lead singer of Norwegian art-pop indie band "Velvet Belly" since the mid90's Anne Marie Almedal has beguiled listeners in her near 30 year music career. Each of her five solo albums are all landmark dream-pop releases, from "female Nick Drake" nordic noir folk-pop to the more stirring electronic comeback album "We Dance Alone". Her music has been described as "sweetness multiplied, sadness tripled, her music brings you one step closer to heaven. As fantastic as sharing the last cigarette with the one you love".


Nagamag:
Do you remember your first connection of love to music that was the right impact to be a music artist now?

Anne Marie Almedal:
Growing up in the lonely (but beautiful) suburban, southern coast of Norway, music was an essential escape and soul food. For a melancholic teenager, the voice and songs of other dreamy female artists had a huge impact on my own journey into songwriting and vocal delivery. Liz Fraser/Cocteau Twins, and of course, who else but Kate Bush...first time round:-)


Nagamag:
What are your favourite tracks for the new album?

Anne Marie Almedal:
There are naturally so many songs on my new album that mean such a lot to me, written and produced during the best-forgotten lockdown, where we were all faced with ”dancing alone”, and of my private experience of coping with, and recovering from, breast cancer. Yes, I know it’s a cliché, but music can really give us the magic to breathe, heal, smile, in dark times, and despite the tough background behind the songs, I´m proud to say that they are thankfully like little angels, moments of light. So happy to share to all who want to listen! As far as fave tracks, right now I´d say ”Freeze The Moment”...
A song for those inner moments, walking in the forest, lost in the now. I wanted to capture something both dream-poppy and vaguely post-industrial....something healing, magical, happy/sad to cope with some pretty cold, heavy feelings. Somewhere where my lonely scandi-noir could feel equally at home in some imaginary futuristic misty factory landscapes. Nothing beats the pure joy of expressing loneliness in a warm haze of drum machines, broken synths and shoegaze guitars!
and also the track ”Runaway Turnaround”

Coming to terms with distant memories of youth, distant love affairs,.. ” Runaway Turnaround” is like a burnt-out polaroid snapshot of all my favourite mystical 80’s melancholy synth-pop moments, wrapped with the (thankfully) wiser know-how of who I am today... Again, this song went against my insticts of seeking solace in the ”folksy”, when feeling low, and rather choosing to being energized and reinvorgated by some life-enhancing, larger-than-life synth soundscapes, and some direct, honest feelings.


Nagamag:
Many artists listen to genres that they are not producing music for. Which track is your favorite that is NOT similar to yours?

Anne Marie Almedal:
Edda Dell'Orso "Ennio Morricone Poesia Di Una Donna"


Nagamag:
Of Course Nagamag would love to listen also which is the track from a similar artist you admire?

Anne Marie Almedal:
Cocteau Twins Heaven Or Las Vegas

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Pop Featured Releases

Vic Tøry – WEKND

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“The track for those who are going to spend the next night with their soulmate. Above your naked starry sky, the noise of the wind and the lights of sleeping cities. -VIC TWERY will do everything so that you feel the warmth of his music next to you. That night, his melody Afrobeats will be with you.” (Automatically Translated with Google Translate)

“Трек для тех, кто собирается провести очередную ночь со своей второй половинкой. Над вашей голой звёздное небо, шум ветра и огни спящих городов. -Vic Tøry- сделает всё для того, чтобы вы почувствовали тепло его музыки рядом с собой. В эту ночь его мелодия Afrobeats будет вместе с вами.”

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Scharliina – Maybe

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“Voice -scharliina- like a capture of hummingbirds in the air - the same weightless, airy and light as a feather. There is something fabulous, elven and serene in it. Instrumental music very beautifully complements and reveals the entire angelic essence of the singer.” (Automatically Translated with Google Translate)

“Голос -Scharliina- как полёт колибри в воздухе — такой же невесомый, воздушный и лёгкий как пёрышко. Есть в нём нечто сказочное, эльфийское и безмятежное. Инструментальная музыка очень красиво дополняет и раскрывает всю ангельскую суть певицы.”

-Nagamag.com

Maybe is a powerful, deep and hopeful pop ballad.

Written whilst in therapy recovering from a serious eating disorder. This message becomes very clear in the song, talking about inner wars and battles. But the song represents and carries a lot of hope. That is why we decided on making the song very ethereal. with many choirs, violins and powerful drums. The song has been in the making for almost 2 years, with 3 different producers, all from different countries. Adrian X- from Canada, Swedish Tim Norell - known artistically as: ¨Mydo¨ and Scharliina- The artist herself, from Finland.

¨Maybe¨ is the artists most mainstream song, that captivates audiences with its powerful lyrics, piano, drums and voice.

Using music as a therapy tool. Inspiring others with raw and honest stories. The artist's greatest wish is to help others heal or cope with their own pain through her music and songs.

www.scharliina.com/

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