FREJA Q&A: ‘MINIMAL, MELODIC, DELICATE, EMOTIONAL AND HAUNTING’

20 years old, singer-songwriter Freja, releases her debut EP titled ‘Ghosts’ on November 27th via ShimmerSun Music.

The EP contains four flawlessly haunting songs she’d written as a teenager. Minimalist tunes, about love-loss-life with delicate vocals and melodies, which give listeners an intimate insight into Freja’s fascinating world. To get a taste of her sound, here’s ‘Ghosts in the Snow’…

Hi Freja! How are you doing today?

Hey, I’m good thank you

Describe your sound in five words:

Minimal, melodic, delicate, emotional and haunting.

What’s been your favourite musical experience in your life so far?

I recently filmed a live video locally, it was my first performance since recording the EP, I had a pretty small audience so it felt very personal and it was a lot of fun to do.

What’s your EP all about?

There’s not really a theme to it, I wanted to release my music chronologically so these are some of my earliest songs I wrote as a teenager. freja-2Who are your musical influences?

I listen to a lot of rock and alternative music so I’m influenced lyrically more than musically by the bands I listen to; some bands I really love the lyrics of are My Chemical Romance, Lydia, Pierce the Veil, The Smiths, Radiohead and Nirvana. Another band I’m very into is Freelance Whales, they’re not a genre I usually listen to but their songs are so beautiful.

What was the first single or album you ever bought?

I’m pretty sure it was The Black Parade when I was 12. I absolutely loved the dark themes on the album; I’d never heard anything like it at the time.

Any guilty pleasures?

Nothing that comes to mind, I don’t think people should feel guilty about anything they enjoy to be honest because if it’s something that makes you happy, it shouldn’t really matter whether it’s widely regarded as a cool thing or not.

Where would you like to see yourself in the future?

I’d just like to be able to continue releasing my music. It’d be pretty cool to be able to tour outside of the UK too.

Can we catch you live anywhere soon?

I’m playing at the Surya in London on November 7th and Ascape Studios in Bromley in December (exact date to be confirmed)

@FrejaFrances