Meet Swedish pop singer and producer Eva-Lina. Known for her distinct R&B infused beats and infectious melodies, the singer returns with a brand new single and stopped by for a chat about her career journey, new music and more.
So you are originally from Sweden, was it like moving to London to pursue your passions?
It was great, but very difficult in many ways though. Moving away from family and friends was not easy but in hindsight it was all worth it. I think you need to follow your passion or you’ll end up regretting it.
What made you make this decision?
I’m not sure really, I think I was about 17 when I set my eyes on London. Something just made me feel like thats where i was supposed to go. And 2 years later I did it.
You spent some time studying at ACM, how do you think this helped to advance your career?
Yeah definitely, I met so many people that I still work with there and I’m sure I’m the future l be working with more acm alumni
How would you describe your sound to those who haven’t heard your music before?
I would say it’s playful, in your face pop that draws influences from Gwen Stefani, p!nk and many more pop queens.
What do you enjoy most about being on stage?
I think the energy and confidence I get when performing is the best feeling, the adrenaline just kicks in and there is nothing else but you on that stage
You also do a lot of work as a backing vocalist, what have you learned from this experience?
I think I’ve just generally grown as a performer by doing Bvs , it’s given me more experience which naturally leads to more confidence and skill.
You recently released your song ‘Head In The Clouds’, can you tell us what the song is about?
I was in the studio for a writing session on a not so great day and I was really struggling to focus on writing and not on other things going on in my life. so I decided to pretend I was super happy and wrote a song about being carefree and leaving all my troubles behind. it was really the only way I was gonna get through the day and not fall apart. I don’t necessarily believe in suppressing your feelings but it’s nice to sometimes just be able to tune out and feel great even if it’s just for 2 and a half minute.
What inspires the music you create?
So many things, it’s often inspired from my own life and feelings but sometimes life is quite drama free and then I can take inspiration from books or TV or friends.
If you could collaborate with any artist right now, who would it be?
That’s a hard one, probably Hayley kiyoko.
What are you currently working on?
I’m always working on new material, just tryna write better songs every day.
Will there be an EP this year?
Probably not. The plan is to release singles this year. But we’ll see, never say never I guess.
Any final shoutouts or plugs?
I have a gig coming up at the roundhouse supporting Stealing Sheep on the 23rd of October as part of their rising festival – it’s an all female line up curated by The F Word which promotes gender equally in music through gigs for all made by women.