- Ellie McGuire
Interview - Emollient
Swedish artist, songwriter, and producer Emollient fuses alternative rock, pop, rock, singer-songwriter, and electronic music all into one unique style.
Emollient draws inspiration from artists, bands, and producers like Queen, David Bowie, Elton John, Muse, The Killers, Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Max Martin, The Weeknd, and Coldplay.
He is back with his brand-new single, ‘Back to Life’, an uplifting and positive offering. Even though Emollient created the track whilst feeling down, he mentions that making this tune “was a way to lift my spirit and get out of the depression by doing this song.”
We sat down with Emollient to discuss his music and much more. Here is what he had to say:
Hey Emollient, welcome to FLEX! How are you?
Thanks! I’m great and feeling very positive at the moment! Currently in my studio and working on some new songs.
Congratulations on your brand-new track ‘Back to Life’- what inspired this particular track?
During this period when I wrote this track I was a bit depressed. Writing this track and also my faith in God helped me out of the depression. It’s also about helping each other when someone falls. We are stronger together.
And do you have to be in a certain mood to write?
No, not really. Nowadays I can write music without inspiration or being in a certain mood. Sometimes I’m in a certain mood though but I don’t need to be to be able to compose.
How was the recording and writing process?
I actually wrote the instrumental part first because I had another singer in mind. That collaboration didn’t happen. I picked up the song again months later and this time the melody and lyrics just came out of me.
For viewers that don’t know Emollient, how would you describe your sound?
I would describe it as electropop with influences from the 80’s to this modern day.
And what are some of those activities that you engage yourself in when you aren't writing or recording in the studio?
My main activity is to spend quality time with my family, workout, my faith in God and spending time with friends.