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Interview with Emika Love
What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music what would you be doing today?
I got into music by just wanting to share my creativity and be a voice for others. It’s so weird because one day I was like I’m going to be a music artist out the blue. I am very into clothing design, directing, writing, dancing, singing, planning, concepts, and I was like I’m going to do music and incorporate all of this into my music. If I wasn’t doing music, I would be an actress or a WNBA player.
What do you like to do when you are not playing music and how does that influence your creativity?
I like to do many things such as painting, working out, hiking, Clift jumping, honestly anything with a thrill, giving back to my community, dancing, making clothes, baking, talking to people about there stories and giving advice, anything arts and crafty, playing sports, card games, and really anything, I enjoy everything with a good vibe. I get inspired by each and everyone of those moments, memories and activities by just really loving life during the good and bad. Being able to tap into creativity at any and every moment of my life I believe is my superpower and holding value in everything I do to impact the world.
How long have you been making music?
I’ve been making music for about a year and a few months.
Where are you based out of and how did that influence your music?
I am based out of Sacramento, California and growing up I had to work for every and anything. I noticed being in Sacramento there wasn’t many opportunities in the field that I’m in and I had to create opportunities. I had to always figure out a way, there is always a way. I grew up in a very diverse community which you see different cultures, hear different stories, dealing with different obstacles and people and I think it is so beautiful. It’s inspiring to hear and see all these different stories. Having to always hustle, built grit, it built integrity and Sacramento will always be where it all started.
Tell me about your most memorable shows, if you haven’t played live what is your vision for a live show?
My most memorable show was when I was in LA and this girl was singing all my lyrics. That being the first time was so touching to me and seeing how it made her feel was on a whole other level. We had a little moment for a second. Then the rest of the crowd gave of amazing energy screaming, talking, whistling when I was performing, all around I felt the love.
What is your favorite venue to play at, and do you have any places you want to play that you have not already?
One of my favorite venues I played at was the Peppermint Club in Los Angeles. Amazing energy and people. Places that I want to play in is Wembley Stadium, Hollywood Bowl, Radio City Music Hall, and many, many, more.
If you could play any show with any lineup, who would be on the ticket?
Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, Ed Sheeran, Halsey
What is some advice that you would give to someone who is just getting into making music and some advice that you would give to your younger self?
Advice I would give someone just starting music is “love it.” As long as you love it keep pushing to be the best you and be you! Advice I would give to my younger self is “it all makes sense.”
Of your songs which one means the most to you and why?
That’s a really good question. The song that means the most to me is definitely probably “Smoke and Mirrors.” This song screams volumes beyond the ears can even listen. This song gets me very tuned into my emotions and the world. The message is so powerful that at a time, I was even questioning should I even release it. It gives me chills but I’m so glad that I got to share something that strong and high-powered and to really be a voice in the world.
Which songs are your favorite to play and which get requested the most?
My favorite songs to play is definitely “Bad Day Not Life” and “Be the difference” which isn’t out yet. The songs that are most requested is definitely “Just Because” and Smoke and Mirrors which is one of my favorites to that has a meaning beyond all of it.
What is your creative process, and what inspires you to write your music?
I’m inspired everyday. It’s different each day. I can be inspired by listening to others talk, painting, the emotions I’m going through, what I’m looking at, different scenery, something I’m eating, a lesson, hearing someone else’s story, it all just depends on the day. My creative process is in many shapes and sizes some days I like to write music in the bath tub or sink, then other days in the car, even if I go out to have a good time it all just depends.
Do you have messages that you like to get across in your music, if so please tell me about them?
All of my songs have a message and even a message within the message and beyond the message. I think that’s one of the reasons why I fell in love with music in the first place, was because I was able to us it as a coping and announcement to the world. I think it’s something very powerful and warm to my heart.
What are your plans for the future, and do you have anything that you want to spotlight that is coming up?
I have many projects coming up that I’m excited for. I don’t want to say to much about them but for one, my music video for “Bad Day Not Life” is releasing on June 1st which I’m super stoked about. I do have a project coming out in the next few months it will be my Debut album and a few more singles as well. I’ve already said enough, the people will just have to stay tuned.
How can your fans best keep up to date with you, any socials you want people to check out?
You can follow my Instagram, and Twitter @eemikalove then my Facebook and all music platforms and YouTube @Emika Love and Tiktok @emikalovee