Bedroom pop artist biblemami has officially entered the alt pop zeitgeist with the release of her debut EP Unpleasant Adolescent
out now via Dew Process. She has also shared brand new single Outsider, a song which once again delves into teenage complexities and serves her signature reflective lyricism on an indie pop platter of perfection. biblemami first made her mark with debut single act ur age in early 2020, an instantly relatable bop on growing pains with zooming MGMT-esque chords, rat tat tat beats and hypnotic vocals. This was followed by Death Support which set the tone for what to expect from her debut EP, a reflection on a vulnerable relationship featuring an echoed back beat accompanying biblemami’s husk toned voice. Earlier this year biblemami led listeners down the rabbit hole, teaming up with indie pop producer and artist Thomas Porter to offer up the Alice in Wonderland inspired track Bunny with its gritty bass, tight drums, and smooth vocals. With the release of her debut EP Unpleasant Adolescent and a high school graduation under her belt, all whilst dealing with a pandemic, biblemami is ready to take on the world. Get ready to pray at the altar of biblemami.
How has the build up been leading up to the release of the EP?
I’ve been working on this EP for 4 years, so lots of build up and lots of work and it’s evolved and changed more than you could imagine. But it feels real now, and I can’t wait to share it with the world.
Was the process of making an EP as big of a challenge as you thought?
Yeah definitely, getting it just how I saw it in my mind, and being sure that what I was releasing was going to tell the story I wanted was a real challenge. But I loved every second of it?
Sonically, how would you describe your music?
It’s definitely a mix between pop and indie alternative. Very bedroom pop and super reminiscent of the sound cloud scene I started out in.
Who would you consider the biggest influence on your music and why?
I grew up obsessed with ALL the pop girlies, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Charli XCX; you know the drill, when I was 12/13, and first experimenting with making my own music, I was heavily influenced by artists like lil peep and the neighbourhood. I don’t think I could pick just one, but Lana del Rey is a happy medium and an honourable mention.
Best piece of advice you have been given?
To make music because you love it, not because you want to make money or get famous. I know, it’s cliche, but genuinely if I didn’t actually enjoy writing my music, and didn’t feel happy doing it and rewarded- I wouldn’t be doing it full stop.
When did you discover your passion for music?
You’ve probably heard the story a million times but I’ve been writing music as long as I’ve been able to write, little lyrics in my diary, the tiniest cutest acoustic guitar I begged my parents to get me in kindergarten, I don’t think I ever discovered my passion per se, it was part of growing up for me.
Are you looking to tour more broadly?
OMG yes! It is my dream to tour nationally playing support for someone, and an even bigger dream to tour internationally too. I’m always looking for the opportunity to play shows, I just hope Covid allows it!
What’s next for biblemami?
Guess you’ll have to tune in and see 😉
Interview By Rob Lyon