RGM INTRODUCING – WE INTERVIEW LONDON ARTIST TILDA ALLIERGM
What made you decide that music is a thing for you?
Music has always been a big part of my life, from very young I would dabble on the old piano that we had in the hallway and create songs. I think I always have had a big urge to express myself as my inner emotional self always been very sensitive and vulnerable.
Introduce us to you and your musical history.
I was born and raised in Sweden until I moved to the UK in my tweeties. I started playing bass in my first band as a 14 year old and after that I was hooked. I have tried so many different ways of making music and played in various bands but It wasn’t until I started producing music on my own I really felt like the material I was making felt authentic and unique.
What was life like for you before music?
Music came in early in my life so it’s hard to say as it’s always been there, which I am enormously grateful for.
What was the first song you heard that steered you into a music path?
Yoga by Bjork
Where do you feel you currently sit within the music industry?
In the industry, I’m hard to place, a wildcard that’s ever-changing in expression and style. Someone who may be hard to define, I often get told I am either to experimental or it’s to much pop. At this point I have stopped to care so much about these things and I let whatever comes to me musically flow.
What’s the biggest thing you have learned from someone else in the industry?
“Don’t make music you think others will like, because what people really want is something new and authentic, you well yourself short by not creating what’s truly you”
Beautiful word by Nai Palm
Tell us Two truths and a lie about you.
– As a side hustle I build stages – I have music coming out with a LA producer – I make all my synth sounds myself
If you could wish for one thing to aid your career what would it be?
It would be full attention to my music, and constant access to my studio through support from a label.
Do you ever worry about people taking things the wrong way or cancel culture? Discuss….
Of course, you have a big responsibility as an artist and it’s important to be careful with your views. At the same time staying true to yourself is just as important.
Do you sign up for any conspiracy theories? If not why not?
I guess we never know exactly what is real or not, I’m open to different views and opinions.
What was the worst experience on stage?
When I was left to do a gig alone without my guitarist. Which actually became the starting point of me realising I could do gig alone. So in a way it was one of the worst and best experiences on stage.
Tell us something about you that you think people would be surprised about.
Truthfully I’m a very anxious person and overthink my decisions a lot.
What makes you stand out as a band/artist?
My desire is to be as vulnerable as I possibly can with my creativity. Everything I share is my very raw truth.
I hear you have new music, what can you tell us about it.
the latest offering is a 2 tracked single written, recorded, and produced in the depths of lockdown.
Each track represents the break down of the human ego and explores themes of existentialism and the struggles with finding purpose in a capitalist society.
I also collaborated with Portuguese filmmaker Maria Nunes and visual artist Erin Robinson, to create a world for these songs to live.
Heavily inspired by the raw landscape of Sweden Maria created a cinematic masterpiece for Theme II. Full of metaphors and hidden messages.
What was the recording process like?
The songs were composed together with French pianist and composer Laura Lesourd via emails in 2021. All vocals are one-take recordings and completely improvised.
What was the biggest learning curve in writing the new tunes?
Letting go of doubt and fear. Learning to believe in my art and letting others in.
Would you change anything now it’s finished?
I wouldn’t, the songs were meant to sound and be recorded this way.
Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?
That you have to be the person to believe in yourself. Do it until you have manifested it into reality