Enter into the lush and mysterious realm of Melbourne multi-instrumentalist Emily Victoria, with her brand-new track Humming Heart making its way into the world. Also accompanied by an immersive and intriguing music video, Humming Heart murmurs with rich instrumentals and effortless charm like a hazy twilight spell.
Inspired by the likes of Hatchie, Kate Bush, Caroline Polachek and The Sundays, Humming Heart is a layered, bold and dreamlike affair, equally warm and beguiling with a retro undertone amidst Emily’s textured vocals. Recorded to tape at Soundpark Studios with producer Nao Anzai, who has previously worked with Mildlife and The Teskey Brothers, Humming Heart hums along with synthesisers and production by Lewis Moody, additional vocal production provided by Hamish Patrick, guitars by Anthony Farrugia, Jacob Long on drums and Sam Clarke on bass, while also contemplating the unknown and existence in general.
The accompanying music video for Humming Heart seamlessly adheres itself to the absorbing and curious nature of the overall track, with Emily teaming up with Jeff Andersen Jnr on directing and editing duties to bring the luminous yet moody clip to life. Featuring Emily and contemporary dancer and artist Nikki Tarling, the clip ultimately evolved from an eccentric idea revolving around limbs into a full-blown narrative, and painstakingly timed lights.
How has the build-up been leading up to the release of the single Humming Heart?
Really exciting as it is my first release!! It was very interesting watching the process unfold… writing the song in my room, considering the world I wanted to create with the release and collaborating with talented people along the way who I never would have met otherwise!
Was the process of making your single Humming Heart as challenging as you thought?
So many things happened that I never could have anticipated which I will be able to foresee next time. This is probably to be expected with a first release. So yes – quite a few challenges. The outcome was better than I ever thought it would be, so it was worth it!
Sonically, how would you describe your music?
Lush Dream Pop.
Who would you consider to be the biggest influence on your music and why?
Kate Bush is one of my biggest influences as she is an imaginative and mysterious artist who sees no boundaries. I’m intrigued by her as I have spent so much time listening to her music and reading about her, however I still feel I know very little about her.
Best piece of advice you have been given?
You are the one who makes things happen for yourself.
What is the Emily Victoria life story?
An individual looking for truth, their greatest affinity with music.
Are you looking to tour more broadly?
Of course I’d love to!! Not sure when that will happen though.
What’s next for you?
More music releases to come
Interview By Rob Lyon