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INTERVIEW: Looking For Emma

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

I’m great thank you, thanks for having me. Hello from France!

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Sunny Day”?

Sunny Day is my very first track as ‘Looking For Emma.’ I wrote this song whilst on holiday nearly two years ago… When I met Benjamin Paolettoni we put music to it and that’s how LOOKING FOR EMMA began. He is now my best friend  “Sunny Day” is a story of my loneliness, the sun represents my brother, he lives in London. I miss him so much.

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

A lot of different aspects inspired this song but musically Melodie Nelson of Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin has inspired me the most. The story is about distance and isolation from my brother.

How was the film experience?

We loved filming the video. It represents the relation between me and my brother, but it also reflects any other kind of love story who are doing a long-distance relationship.

The single comes off your new album Ma Couleur – What’s the story behind the title?

Whaouu that’s a long story! I met Ben and 2 other guys with whom I have launched my first project “ROSALIE” which was a folk EP. Then I said to Ben, “Ok let’s do some pop music!” It’s taken a while but we’re so happy with our new electronic sound. We really wanted to create our own universe, our own spirit.

How was the recording and writing process?

Ben and I work together hand in hand with lots of humour and respect. Most of the time Ben will do the music and I’ll do lyrics and melody, we blend well together.

What role does Paris play in your writing?

Paris is my city, it inspires me so much. Romantic and marvellous.

How does dancing influence your music and the other way around?

I have been a keen dancer from a very young age, so for me, music must make you want to dance!

Where did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?

My inspiration comes from experiences throughout my life. Any person I meet, any place I visit.

Any plans to hit the road?

We’re always playing in France but we’d love to come to England and America for some live shows. Let us know if you want us to come to city near you!

What else is happening next in Looking For Emma’s world?

We already working on the album. We’re searching for inspiration, new sounds, new beats. Some exciting stuff coming your way! Keep a look out for 2018, more music for you…

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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