Dutch singer and songwriter Emil Landman graduated from the Herman Brood Academy and released his first debut EP “A Bargain Between Beggars” in February 2013. His debut album, “Colours and Their Things”, was produced by Martijn Groeneveld and released on 3 October 2014 through V2 Records.
Diving deep into New York’s music scene a deep connection rekindled with Emil’s love for music. Nights were spent walking all over Brooklyn, from music bars to comedy clubs, from corner stores to bagel shops. All the while writing openly about his doubts and fears and sharing memories of friendship and joy.
See our exclusive interview with him below
Tell us about your highlights for last year
Writing new music while living and biking around Brooklyn Nyc for 3 months.
To those not familiar with you, how would you describe your sound?
A soft pop base covered with dreamy vibes, mellow toppings and some sprinkles of joy
Looking back, what were some of your earliest entries into music appreciation? And music production?
Red Hot Chili Peppers was my jam. I’ve broken my fingers multiple times trying to learn under the bridge.
Take us through your songwriting process. Are there any particular steps you take when putting music together?
While writing and recording music I 100% on intuition. Listen to where the song wants to take me and try and let it write itself. In the studio, I always go for that “OOOH THAT’S NICE” moment while figuring out the production for a particular song.
What is the most memorable response you have had to your music?
It’s hard to choose a single one but anytime someone makes a connection with my music and shares that with me it feels like crazy. Those moments I realise that my music is actually out with people in their lives.
If you could create your own radio show, what kind of music would you feature and why?
I would play as many fantastic underground songs as possible. There is a whole community of awesome people making beautiful music that remains fairly unheard. So I would make it a goal to dig up as many gems as possible and play them.
Name five artists who would appear on your radio show
Figgie, Klangstof, Judy Blank, Jono McCleary, Grey Reverend.
Do you have any information regarding upcoming releases, projects, DJ mixes or collaborations in the pipeline that you would like to tell us about?
I’m planning on releasing more new tracks from my Brooklyn writing adventure in the near future.
Famous last words?
Words last famous.
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