Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned – especially when said woman is a talented singer-songwriter. Like Alanis Morissette, Carley Simon, Beyoncé and Adele before her, L.A artist No/Me is at her best when channelling her anger over past relationships into her songwriting. In this Emerging Headliner interview powered by JBL, the artist shows she can make so much more than ‘angry girl’ music…
What is something fans of your music may not know about you?
For me there’s music, and then there’s picking fruit. Those are my two favourite things, actually! I wrote my new single, Remedy in Sweden three years ago. When I left the studio, there wasn’t a lot of fruit growing in Sweden at the time.
It was kind of cold out, but they had tulips. So I picked a bunch of tulips and I did a fake photoshoot in the bathtub. Then a few years later, I redid the bathtub scene for the artwork for Remedy, and I'm really excited to show people how to make their own remedies on Tiktok using teas by foraging flowers.
What music were you influenced by when you were growing up?
I love Nirvana, The Shins, Regina Spektor and Arctic Monkeys. But then I also loved Israeli artists like Sarit Hadad. My mum only had about three CDs in her car on the way to and from school.
We would listen to these three Israeli records over and over again and one of them was by Sarit Hadad. She really influenced my music because I really take my anger out in song – not in person – which is great.
I can make death threats through song and it's cute because I'm smiling, but if I did that in person, I'd be in jail!
What was the first music you bought with your own money?
It was Elephunk by Black Eyed Peas. I just got to work with one of the guys who produced that album and it's been such a nice full circle moment. I'm like, “Dude! You changed my life!”