Having spent the last few years releasing a wave of fresh and euphoric alt-pop anthems, Romanian singer and songwriter Edith recently returned to deliver her latest big and bouncing offering Sad Girls Make Bad Boys Cry.
Following in the footsteps of fellow captivating frontwoman such as Lykke Li and Robyn, this new offering mixes heavy yet heartfelt production to her penetrating vocals to unveil a truly blistering and memorable pop belter.
So with her new single still ringing in our ears, we sat down with her to find out more about her earliest beginnings and what has inspired her over the years.
What was the first instrument you fell in love with?
Hey, it was the guitar! I wanted to play it for so long and when I finally got my first one at 12 I was so happy, I spent a week crying because I couldn’t play all the songs I wanted to play as I didn’t know how to play the guitar properly.
What has been the most prominent inspiration behind your music so far?
My life, my experiences. I think there is nothing more inspirational than what we go through and what we feel. We’re all human and have our individual stories, but somehow, we all feel the same sadness, betrayal, happiness. We can connect through music.
What kind of music did you love as a teenager?
As a teenager, literally anything in the charts. I did have a huge influence on my taste of music because my uncle loved The Beatles, Rolling Stone and ABBA. I loved listening to them in the car, I was so inspired by their music. I think they are incredible.
Can you remember the first song that made you want to pursue a life in music?
I’m Romanian, so it would have been a Romanian song. I think maybe Acasa in Dormitor – ASIA, I would say that’s the song that made me think I really want to do music. I used to dance in my room to that song all day long since I was 3 until I was about 7. I still listen sometimes now!
When you wake up in the morning, what kind of music do you like to listen to?
When I wake up in the morning, I stick on a playlist and listen for new artists or songs, I think it’s a great day to start. I love finding new music, there is so much art out there it’s all incredible.
How many of your songs have you written about people in your life?
All of the songs are written about people in my life, or who are no longer in my life. Some people probably don’t know I wrote a song about them, it’s my own little secret.
What has been the most memorable moment in your career so far?
When I made it on an editorial playlist on Spotify! I am a no one and for them to acknowledge me, that was insane! I remember I was looking at my phone, couldn’t believe it, went to the kitchen and told mum.
Outside of music, what is your biggest passion?
Writing, writing about my life, little stories or fantasies. I love writing, I feel so strongly about words and stories. I think they are so powerful when used right. I love poetry and literature. One of my favourite writers is Jane Austen.
If you weren’t a musician, what other path do you think you might have taken?
I’m doing a finance degree at university, so I think I would have followed that path. I would love to own a company and mix music and writing together with my financial skills to create something that I enjoy doing.
And what advice would you give to other musicians looking to stay productive through the coronavirus lockdown?
I think don’t push yourself. Inspiration comes and goes, we have to wait for the cloud of inspiration to come to us. Go for a walk, talk to your friends, read a book, watch a film and the inspiration will come.
Edith’s new single Sad Girls Make Bad Boys Cry is available to stream and download now.