Hot off the back of her new debut single, ‘Momma’ released late last year via GoGoLove Records, electro-pop songstress Eulene has been garnering attention for her ethereal vocals and sultry style.
The New York-born, Nashville-based artist grew up in a creative environment, cultivating her love for the arts through the love for her grandmother’s photographic studio in Carnegie Hall. Her parents frequented music festivals, encouraging a love for music through teaching her songs by her songs by Hank Williams Sr and Bill Monroe.
She can already boast having worked with some industry heavy-weights – her upcoming self-titled EP was mixed by Grammy-nominated Erik Madrid who has worked with ZAYN, Demi Lovato, Kehlani, Kiiara, 30 Seconds to Mars, Charli XCX, Tinashe and Kygo, and ‘Momma’ was composed and produced alongside prolific songwriter Angelo Petraglia who has worked extensively with global rock phenomenon Kings of Leon.
We caught up with the flamboyant songstress to chat about her experiences in the industry, her creative processes, and her inspirations.
Tell us about you, how long have you been producing music? What inspired you to start?
I’ve been creating music for years – moving through different genres/styles. This project is my first co-production. The inspiration to create my own work is a pulse from within – if that makes sense. A need to express and write. My own play has been with me since I can remember. It has taken on many forms and has evolved into this latest EP.
The music industry is super competitive these days, was there a moment in your life that you wanted to give up on music?
It is definitely a tough game to play ball in. My nature is to push-on, not quit. But I do often consider the options for evolving and satisfying my musical nature, not just now but for the duration of my life.
How did you manage to stay focused and achieve what you want?
Meditation and hot yoga! I have a daily morning ritual that is my lifeline! And I get some of my best ideas in hot yoga!
How would you describe your creative processes? Who writes the lyrics to the songs? Are the music and lyrics written in conjunction, or separately? Where the inspiration comes from?
My creative process could start anywhere from a bass line (my favorite go-to), a lyric idea or from a rhythm track. I prefer starting points to have an open field for exploring so I try to steer away from chord progressions and let my melodies and lyric cadences steer me. Then the framework beings to unveil itself before the nuancing comes and lyrics are defined.
What’s your favourite track from the upcoming album and what other bands/artists are you listening to right now?
Oooh. I’m so very excited about all of the tracks. They each are a favorite. Each song lives in it’s own space, vibe-wise. Momma is close to me so I’m thrilled to be currently sharing that but can’t wait to share the all the others this year. I like to listen to what is new, more for reference. Alhough every now and then, something resonates. I’m always searching for those songs/artists. Post Malone and Billie Eilish are both on my current playlist.
What’s next for you?
More releases! Next single, coming soon!