Ivor Novello-nominated singer-songwriter Elina, who has been releasing a string of singles in anticipation of her debut album, Whatever Happens Now, recently sat down for a chat with Headliner about the creation of the record and her musical journey so far…
Great to be chatting with you Elina; tell us about your week so far.
Thank you for having me! I'm doing ok, it's quite an intense period now with the album and the shows coming up. I try to stay present and rest as much as I can. I'm home in Stockholm at the moment wrapping things up for the release this Friday and enjoying some lovely autumn weather.
Could you talk us through the underlying themes that you explored throughout your upcoming debut album, Whatever Happens Now?
I've had this massive shift within during the writing process of this album. The past few years of letting go of relationships both personally and professionally have been terrifying, but have resulted in so much growth. I feel like this profession, you know, working with music and especially as an artist, can really mess with your head. For such a long time, music and the music community has been the only thing existing in my life. The person underneath all that hasn't gotten a lot of attention. I guess you can say that it's been an existential journey to acceptance and learning to listen to my own body and my own needs, and a lot of that went into these songs.