We always find it difficult to introduce artists in a couple of sentences. How would you do it yourself?
Shit, that’s indeed a difficult question. Let’s keep it simple and just say that I make pop music. There’s somehow always lower critical acclaim towards pop music, but I don’t feel like that’s right. I listen a lot to pop music and grew up on musical theater. I’m inspired by my daily life, and it’s something very important to me to translate common situations into songs and share them with other people. It’s as simple as that.
Pop music is a very general genre with many influences. What are the key elements of the music you make?
Especially on my new EP, there’s a very interesting tension between electronic music and acoustic instruments. I love this contrast between the artificial and the organic, like simple guitar chords or broken pianos. Merging those elements with my voice are definitely the key elements of the music I make. Sometimes, we add strings or backing vocals. There’s one particular song on my upcoming EP, which is just me on my guitar, but we added a lot of synths to make it sound more like Galine. There’s nothing wrong with straight forward singer-songwriter pop, but I want to make it a bit more exciting and keep myself on the edge.