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INTERVIEW: Arabella Emmeleine

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

Hello, wonderful thank you! Cant stop smiling today.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Lucky I’m In Love”?

YES! My debut single Lucky Im in Love is now available on all streaming platforms. I have been working on this song all year so I am so pleased to have finally released it. Ive put everything into this so feels amazing to have it out in the world.

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

For me writing Lucky I’m in Love was an exploration of my own personal experiences when I was focusing on the best elements of my life. During the time this song was written I was closely analysing a relationship. Sometimes you don’t always appreciate what you have until you imagine your life without it.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

Yes yes yes, but as I am funding the whole thing myself it is taking a little bit of time. It will be worth the wait though!

How was the recording and writing process?

This song was the first ever song I wrote on piano as I normally play and write on electric guitar. When I wrote this song I just knew I had to record it as soon as I could. I had not felt like that before as I had always felt quite cautious about making the right decisions, but this just felt right. I was lucky enough to work with producer Ben Thackeray on this track, he was amazing to work with and helped me create my vision for the song. My friend Jim also supported me a lot through this process and influenced the sound of the production massively.

What role does London play in your writing?

London for me is home. I have been living and studying in Brighton for the past 4 years and I am so excited to be moving back to west London in March. I love my anonymity of London and the fact that you could play the same venue every night if you wanted to and you would always be playing to fresh new faces.

How Lilly Allen and Lianne La Havas has influence your music?

Lily Allens Alright Still was the first album I ever owned when I was 10. I fell in love and learned all the words. She has a massive influence on my songwriting growing up, I love her honesty and directness and inspired me to think about every line in my song and really focus on the power of lyrics.

Lianne La Havas is a new inspiration of mine, for me she represents a new chapter of songwriting as I am slowly brushing my teenage angst under the carpet. Her music has inspired me to think about melodies and to develop my vocal ability.

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

Well Im still buzzing from releasing my debut single but yes I will be back in the studio as soon as I can to start my EP which will be ready some time in 2019. Exciting 😀

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

Hopefully June 2019!

Any plans to hit the road?

At the moment I am taking everything step by step and trusting the process. I am very aware thats its so important not to rush things! Bus YES, never been on tour but I would love to go.

What else is happening next in Arabella Emmeleine’s world?

Recording and releasing more music is on the horizon, also moving back to London next year is what I am looking forward to the most. Im so ready to start exploring new opportunities and find new inspirations. I would like to start working with a band as at the moment I am playing solo, but finding musicians can be difficult, its so hard to find the right ones. As I said before, trusting the process!

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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