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INTERVIEW: Emily Magpie

Hi Emily, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Hello VENTS, I am very well! A bit hungover from a really special gig last night. I played support to Saint Sister and Rosie Carney at The Louisiana and had the best time. Probably too good a time after my set also… I was a bit overexcited…

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “The Witching Hour”?

It’s about embracing feminine energy, rising up.

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

I read about the witch trials, and was travelling South America exploring a lot of Peruvian philosophy about Pacha Mamma… The theme just kept coming up and it was something I was exploring within myself, what it meant to me. My own spirituality and self.

What made you want to explore this particular trials?

I just happened to be reading about it as it interests me. I’m feminist and interested in history so it was something I felt important to learn about, which lead to it being reflected in my music.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

It’s out! It got premiered on Clash Magazine, they said I’m a ‘vivid talent’ which is pretty lovely of them. http://www.clashmusic.com/videos/premiere-emily-magpie-the-witching-hour

How was the recording and writing process?

It was cool, I went off travelling and got the bones down, then came home, recorded it and got playing with all the juicy electronic stuff. I work with my amazing friend Anuj Robin, and we bounce production ideas back and forth and do sessions together. I love collaborating in this way and seeing what ideas you both bring.

Does the new single mean we can expect a album – how’s that coming along?

Weeeeelll The Witching Hour EP is in production now, we’ve been working hard on it, but also I’m taking my time to play and explore. It’ll be out after the summer. And I’m writing tracks for an album after this, so that’s on the horizon too.

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

Some time after summer… I don’t want to put dates on it yet, but if people follow me on social media I’m always putting updates.

Any plans to hit the road?

I’m gigging a lot over summer, venues and festivals… Not all of which I’m allowed to announce yet. I’m dreaming of a European tour after the EP is done so we’ll see what the future holds there.

What else is happening next in Emily Magpie’s world?

I learnt to stilt walk this week… I’m going to just leave that there.

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