Tilda Allie – Further Than You | Sofar
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This week we spoke with Tilda Allie.
You have a unique fusion between electropop and soulful jazz, with many influences coming from your native Sweden. How was the music scene back home and what success did you have?
Through out my upbringing in Vasteras the music scene was very male dominated. Me and a few girls started up an all female band and I had played the bass, we where inspired by all the 60s stars such as: The Rolling Stones, Velvet Underground, Janis Joplin, the Beatles, the Who, the Monkeys, the Yardbirds you name it.
What made you move to the UK and how has the transition and reaction to your music been since you made Brighton your second home?
I have always created music back home and felt uninspired from being stuck in a pop box and as I come from a middle class city near Stockholm, being different was hard. I wrote About the transition in my song “Snowman”, the snowman can be seen as the country Sweden or as a person that you have to leave behind in order to move forward.
Your music video for ‘Time Frame’ sees you getting very colorful in a bathtub full of flowers and covered in glitter, which generated over 25k views on Facebook. What was the process for this video?
I love painter Alexa Meade and have been following her work since I saw her TED talk. She paints her models in milk baths and the results are just beautiful. I have always been very interested in art and the visual aspect of my music is almost as important, it becomes an extension of emotions and moods in the same way as the music itself.
What advice could you give to international artists looking to move to a new country to explore their music?
Be brave and take the risk, I think many like me dream about moving abroad and creating music in a country or city more suitable for them. Bare in mind that the UK have had some of the worlds biggest artists and studying or making music in England was a big dream for me and therefore became very scary. It’s easy to find excuses not to go, security is a big issue in this all. I found that moving has been the most important thing in my growth as an artist and person, taking inspiration from a different culture actually helped me to define my own musical roots more. I found that my Scandinavia roots became more emphasised within my music by being here. You find yourself in situations like this. So advice; being scared is the greatest inspiration so go!