Having received acclaim from the likes of Clash and Earmilk, Swedish electro-pop artist Emma-Lee Andersson – aka Bellhouse – has just released her shimmering new single ‘Like You Loved Us’. A flowing celestial soundscape filled with Andersson’s impassioned soulful vocals, it’s a majestic alt-pop gem.
We caught up with Bellhouse to find out more…
Hi Bellhouse, welcome to Get In Her Ears! Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
Thank you so much! I create powerful pop-music from the heart that I think can give people all kinds of different emotions, which is the purpose of music!
Your new single ‘Like You Loved Us’ is out now – can you tell us what it’s all about?
For sure! It’s about this pure (and sometimes not very pretty) uncontrollable desperation when two people who used to be everything to each other try to convince themselves that they can move on and remain friends when they are clearly not over it. Desperate enough to hold on, even at the cost of hurting the other.
You’ve been compared to the likes of Allie X and Zella Day, but who would you say are your main musical influences?
That’s great to hear, I love ‘Paper Love! It varies a lot, and I get inspired by new artists all the time, but I’ve looked up to and gotten inspired by Stromae and Purity Ring for a long time even if my music is pretty different from theirs.
How is your local music scene? Do you go to see lots of live music?
Unfortunately I don’t at the moment, but I love to do it, so that must change!
And what can fans expect from your live shows?
They can expect me and an amazing band who goes all in since this is what we love most to do. Hopefully the fun we have on stage catches onto the audience!
As we’re a new music focused site, are there any new/upcoming bands or artists you’d recommend we check out?
There are so many amazing new bands and artists, but I recently discovered GRANT who I think is simply amazing.
And how do you feel the music industry is for new bands at the moment – would you say it’s difficult to get noticed?
There is so so so much music coming out everyday so it’s definitely difficult to get noticed, and it’s really important to have something unique that makes you stand out, but if you know who you are and where you want to go, you just need to keep fighting. Sometimes it takes a bit of time, but if you really are a great, original musician, I think you will get there!
Finally, what does the rest of 2018 have in store for Bellhouse?
I will be writing new music and keep getting it out there!
Huge thanks to Bellhouse for answering our questions!