GET TO KNOW: Emollient
After spending the last few years building and developing his signature sound, Swedish artist Emollient is returning for 2023 to deliver his rich and soaring new single 'Back To Life'.
Channelling more of that broad and genre-bending appeal he has been cultivating for himself since he first emerged, 'Back To Life' makes for a brilliantly fresh and enjoyable listen. With its raw and driven pop-rock energy with just a dash of electronic tones throughout, he is definitely one to keep a firm eye on for the near future as well.
So with the new single available to stream now, we sat down with him to find out more about his origins and influences over the years.
What was the first band or artist you fell in love with?
Did you ever form a band when you were younger and if so, what did they sound like?
ZZ Top, Green Day and Eric Clapton.
What has been your primary inspiration in writing music?
Writing music is who I am. I started writing at a very young age and it was and still is a way for me to express my feelings in a way I can’t with words. My foster family made it possible for me to play all kinds of instruments so they are really an inspiration as well as my faith in God.
What is a song you wish you had written yourself?
Fields of Gold - Sting
If there was any moment in your career you could relive, what would it be?
22 years ago I was in a metal band. We played at a festival in Norway with bands like Petra. It was really amazing and fun to do that and we played three times during this two day long festival.
Which artist would you most love to share a stage with?
Phil Collins or Peter Gabriel
And is there an artist you would love to collaborate with as well?
Where do you see yourself in five years time?
Released a lot of songs with Emollient and also played live several times. My family is also really important to me. I hope I have spent a lot of quality time with them in the coming five years (and the rest of my life).
Emollient's new single 'Back To Life' is available to stream now. Check it out below.