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INTERVIEW: Emmi King

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

Very good, thank you.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Million Dollar Movie”?

Million Dollar Movie was just released a couple of weeks ago and will be followed by my music video release in August. Can’t wait to share.

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

I was writing this song in different steps, but the idea came to my mind when I was watching a Hollywood classic movie. I’m referring to the desire that a lot of people have while watching these movies – to feel like every decision and moment feels as important and epic as it is displayed in a million-dollar movie script, such as James Bond, or the Ocean’s movies.

In the second step of my songwriting, I transferred this desire and tried to find out what it means in everyday life, how to become happy and how things feel meaningful, thinking of every dimension: self-realization, passion for all your activities, relationships, freedom.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

Yes, the video is in production right now and will be released in August.

How was the recording and writing process?

I loved recording this song as it has so many different elements: Drums, guitar, piano, strings, bass, acoustic and electric guitar. I enjoyed playing every single instrument by myself. I also loved recording the vocals for this song. The different parts have different energy which made it even more exciting.

As you move into the US – did your musical perspective change in any way?

I’ve always felt connected to the States. All my main musical influences are in or from the States and I love the English language in music. I personally never listen to German music, so I’ve always considered myself an international artist.

Does Berlin still play a role in your music?

I always like to say that Berlin is the most artistic city in Germany and I consider it as the “L.A of Germany.” No other place in Germany is that creative, diverse and free. It is a very inspirational environment with interesting people and events and you will definitely not get bored.

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

For sure, I’m planning to produce and release a new EP towards the end of the year.

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

The next step is the release of my music video for “Million Dollar Movie” in August, later in the year more songs will follow and I’m very excited to share them.

Any plans to hit the road?

I’m finishing up my university degree this year, so I plan a bigger tour after my graduation, in 2020 the latest. This year, I have several single show dates coming up that I’m excited for.

What else is happening next in Emmi King’s world?

More songs, more content and more writing. I can’t wait to share everything coming up.

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