We had a lovely little chat with the equally as lovely Áslaug on todays edition of Chatterbox. Have a little read below…
Could you tell us something about yourself that nobody knows?
I have a deal with my brothers girlfriend that we’re both going to shave our heads before turning thirty. It has kind of been a secret between the two of us, but now that I’m telling you guys I’m afraid I can’t get out of it haha… which might be a good thing too! My hair is a very big part of my look and my identity and I think a lot of women can relate to this. I’m really curious to see what it does to my confidence as a woman when that big part isn’t there anymore.
What influences have gone into your sound recently?
Since I’m a singer, I focus a lot on strong melodies when it comes to my songwriting and I also very much enjoy writing vocal harmonies. So I would say those two play a very big role when it comes to my sound. Production-wise I really like it when you can combine retro sounds, in my case eighties drums and synths, with more modern production tools such as vocoders, in the box percussion or very ambient sounding synths.
What are you currently working on?
I’m currently working on new songs. Hopefully me and my band can hit the studio somewhere in June but that’s obviously all depending on how the whole situation around COVID-19 will evolve. I’m trying to not let it stop me too much though, so right now I’m figuring out ways to set up online sessions so that I can start collaborating with producers to work on the productions from home.
What are your plans for this year, has the current state of things affected those?
On March 18th I would have played a hometown show to celebrate the release of my debut EP and the premiere of my short film. That show has been postponed to October and obviously there’s a big chance we won’t be playing any festivals this summer. But to be honest, I can’t really be too bummed out about it. We’re in this crazy situation where a lot of people are getting sick and a lot of people are lonely and anxious. My music is just music, not the biggest priority. If anything I hope people can find some solace and joy in my songs. In the meantime I’m just trying to put these weeks to good use, hopefully release new music towards the end of the year and trust that the shows and festivals will come when the time is right.
What are your top tips for getting through this difficult time?
Get yourself some flowers! I never buy flowers, but now I have them on my kitchen table and close to my bed. Being inside for so long can be a bit daunting but every time I look at my flowers I smile. So if you have money to spare, I would recommend that. And if you can buy them at a local flower shop that’s even better, small businesses can use the support 🙂
You can listen to Áslaugs latest EP below: