idatherese is a sing/songwriter from Norway. Having experience in the Oslo philharmonic choir, bands, and quartets, idatherese has no doubt, a special love for music, and quite a bit of musical talent. Being a music teacher, as well as creating for her own Youtube channel, idatherese debuted herself as an artist in 2019. Trying to keep her fans and herself inspired, she recently release a new single called “Diamonds”. idatherese hopes to motivate her fans with the newfound ambition she has found in herself.
"Diamonds" begins with some interesting chords, played on an icy-sound synth. Quickly after, idatherese vocals chime in and fill in the gaps left behind by the piano. “Diamonds” starts to flow with an electric-type beat, as well as pick up dynamically. idatherese continues to give us a very impressive vocal performance by singing at just the right volumes and matching to the instrumental perfectly. Additionally, her lyricism is interesting and extremely motivational. “Diamonds” has this atmosphere of hope and passion and its delivery is a strong message to everyone needing a little motivation in their life right now.
Stream "Diamonds" here and get to know idatherese in our interview below.
Hi, idatherese! Welcome to BuzzMusic, we are so happy to be representing you and your latest single “Diamonds”. For some songwriters, their heads are always full of musical ideas and songs, and some songwriters like to sit and work on something for a while rather than having a bunch of ideas. Do you think you are one of these types of songwriters? Or do you do a little bit of both?
I think I must be a little bit of both actually! I tend to have a lot of ideas at once, and I like to work on several projects simultaneously. But sometimes one of those projects can take longer to finish, and must be worked on more isolated. I actually wrote the first version of 'Diamonds' in 2015 when I was going through somewhat of a songwriting rut. That's why I care so much about it because, in a way, it gave me the inspiration to keep writing songs. After it had matured for a while, I figured it was time to work on it again, and I rewrote some of the lyrics and redid the arrangements. In a world where your platform of presenting your music is changing every second, and it’s getting harder to get the money that is rightfully yours, how is writing, producing, and mastering benefiting you more than it would be to have a lot of people or a team of people to do those things for you? Is it self-fulfilling?
It is very self-fulfilling! That's mostly the reason I do everything myself. I like to have creative control - maybe I'm a bit of a control freak! But I think it's very rewarding to see something go from an idea in my head to a finished product and to be working on it myself all the steps on the way. As mentioned before, you used to be in quite a number of bands. Do you have any funny memories or stories from those experiences?
I was trying to think of something, but I came rather short. Maybe that's why I'm a solo artist haha! I've been working with a lot of different musicians, and I think I've learned something from all of them. You learn a lot about yourself and your work from collaborating with others, after all. And I've had some fun with it. Maybe that's the most important thing! As the year continues, do you have any plans to collaborate or make some new music with different artists/producers?
Yes, as a matter of fact, I'm releasing a song with a producer I met online, soon! It's my third collaboration like that, and I've enjoyed every one! They will make a beat or instrumental, and I will write the lyrics and provide vocals. I think this is a really cool way of making music, and even though I've never met these artists/producers in real life, it's an awesome way to get to know other musicians. It's kinda nice, when I think about it, to live in a time where it's possible to make music with someone who lives on the other side of the world. As a lot of people are self-isolating these days, I'm sure there'll be more collaborations like this. I'm very open to doing more work like that!
What can we expect to see from you throughout 2020?
After releasing my first solo EP in late 2019, I'm now working on making new music to keep the flow going! I have a couple of more single releases planned, and I also want to release a new EP at the end of 2020. I'm very excited about that one! It's hard to stand out as a singer-songwriter, and I think the more material I'm releasing, the more the audience will get to know me and my musical style. I want to feel that personal connection. When someone is able to connect with my music, that's really all I can ask for as a songwriter!