Interview: Elin Wolf
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What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music what would you be doing today?
I have been singing since I could speak, my dad is a musician and I was sitting in his lap as a 3 year old singing Stevie Wonder.
I would love to be in extreme sports of some sort, climbing, surfing or skiing. I also love to write, I will be a writer at some point later in my life.
What do you like to do when you are not playing music and how does that influence your creativity?
I love spending time in nature, hiking, and traveling. I write a lot of my songs while sitting at the beach or hiking/camping. Personal relationships are also inspirational, writing songs is like therapy for me.
How long has music been your career?
It depends on how you count. I haven't really done anything else seriously in my life, I had other "gigs" for a couple of months like cooking on a cruise ship or serving wine in a wine tasting room, I started playing violin when I was 6 years old, then it was just a transition into being more professional and with different kind of music.
Where are you based out of and how did that influence your music?
I've been based in LA for 2 1/2 years. It's been influencing me towards Rock more than anything
Tell me about the best and worst shows you have played.
Best show was in a music venue called Bengans in Gothenburg, I was really sick and had to go in an ambulance to the hospital later but I was surrounded by all my friends and my family was there as well and it was a release party for one of my songs and I just felt so grateful for all the support. I guess that was also the worst show cause I felt I was going to die the whole time!
Tell me about your favorite venue to play at, and do you have any places you want to play that you have not already?
I really liked playing at Viper room, at Swedish national radio was a lot of fun and at my favorite music venue in Gothenburg called "Pustervik".
I would love to play at the Troubadour or at Bonnaroo!
If you could play any show with any lineup, who would be on the ticket?
ohhhh, okay, if I can choose among bands/artists that don't really play or are alive anymore?
I would love to play w Tash Sultana, cause I love her creativity and vibe, then Radiohead, Nirvana, Pink Floyd, Amy Winehouse and the Ballroom Thieves would be on the ticket.
What is some advice that you would give to someone who is just getting into music?
You have to love all parts of being an artist enough for all the ups and downs of your career, keep on being curious about your own sound, your mission and don't be afraid to fail. Being a musician is about loving it enough to stay with it when it gets tough.
If you could go back in time and give yourself advice, what would it be?
Stop watching all those TV shows! haha
Of your songs which one means the most to you and why?
I don't think I can pick one.
I will just pick one for now, Wild woman is coming out in August, I wrote it over a year ago and It's about accepting and loving the unusual part of myself, the wild side, women have intuitive powers that are sometimes hard to explain, and they're hard to accept for most people.
Which songs are your favorite to play and which get requested the most?
-Nighttrain to Yosemite, Into Pieces, Wild Woman
What is the creative process for you, and what inspires you to write your music?
I start with a topic I feel for the moment, i go somewhere quiet and pick up my guitar, start to hum and come up with a melody and it unfolds from there.
What kinds of messages do you like to get across in your music?
I love writing about female empowerment, personal growth. We got this life, it's our chance to shine. To nurture that special gift we were given and pass it forward.
Do you ever have disagreements when collaborating and how do you get past them?
I actually don't have much disagreement when it comes to the music with the people I work with, mainly because I don't work with a lot of different people and I really love their music. We mostly just try different ideas and see what works best.
What are your plans for the future, and do you have anything that you want to spotlight that is coming up?
Now when Venues are opening up again I just want to get on stage and tour again!
I got two releases: July 16th "My fathers Daughter" is being released and August 8th "Wild Woman", with my duo "Lemmy's Child"
One of the gigs I'm looking forward to the most is my duo "Lemmy's Child'"s gig at The Mint here in LA August 18th