„Emma Elisabeth is here to prove that pop doesn't have to sound like a jukebox musical- and that's a good thing” – Earmilk
Emma Elisabeth originally comes from Höllviken, a small town by the Swedish sea side. After living in various places like Malmö, Stockholm and the deep forests of Sweden, she headed to Berlin where she has now based herself and turned music into a full time career. Her nomadic lifestyle sparked different kinds of inspiration and collaborations along the way. This has resulted in a variety of projects and bands throughout the years; from touring Japan to making appearances on national TV - a road of self-discovery and artistic exploration that has culminated in her project Emma Elisabeth.
The swedish artist, songwriter and producer makes guitar driven pop filled with contrast - it's gritty, naked and vulnerable. Classic songwriting gets wrapped in an organic sound of jangly guitars, detuned 80's synthesizers and stacked 70's vocal harmonies. After playing at SXSW 2019 in Austin, TX for the second year in a row, supporting bands like Sunflower Bean, L.A. Witch and The Japanese House on stage her full lenght album ”Melancholic Milkshake” was released on June 21st 2019 (ferryhouse & Emma Elisabeth) - It's wild yet controlled, contemplative yet loud and elegantly messed up. The album is produced by Emma Elisabeth, mixed by Victor Van Vugt (Nick Cave, PJ Harvey) and features Ear Harvin (AIR, Tindersticks) on drums as well as collaborations with Petter from Alberta Cross and Nick Mc Carthy (ex. Franz Ferdinand).
”Her vocal shine over the Beach House- esque sounds that hit home immediately and give us an epic soundscape that is completely drenched in melancholy ” wrote We all want someone to shout for about her most recent single Pilot, which has gathered a healthy amount of streams online. It followed the 2018 singles ”Soul Traveller” and ”Into the Blue” as well as her laid back rock n roll inspired track ”What a Waste”, and got Emma Elisabeth features and praise in international online press like The Line Of Best Fit, EARMILK and GAFFA.
Her production matches a warm, piercing vocal with an arrangement inspired by country and rock, fuzzy desert sounds and analog synthesizers with a minimalistic touch. Her 6 track EP ”We Gotta Talk” was released in spring 2017, produced by Victor Van Vugt (Nick Cave/PJ Harvey).
„The next Stevie Nicks“
„Her songs match her emotional openness with immaculate songwriting”
– The Line of Best Fit
"Unfurling with a gentle jangle, the crisp, spring-fresh songwriting can't fail to get under your skin”
- Clash Magazine.