Equally comfortable songwriting, producing or performing herself, Stockholm native Isolde Molarin has quickly established herself as one of the most intriguing and exciting talents in the industry today.
A master of all emotions connected with the dark brilliance of the night, her expansive soundscapes transport listeners to dark, unfamiliar but ultimately seductive soundscapes.
As she gears up for the release of her highly anticipated debut EP “Now You’re Holding My Heart”, we got a chance to sit down with the talented artist. As she continues to shoot and strive for the future, one thing’s for certain; we’re in for a wild ride, as Molarin’s artistic journey is only just beginning.
Welcome to BuzzMusic, Isolde Molarin! We really enjoyed “Now You’re Holding My Heart,” we wanted to ask! What was the initial vision for “Now You’re Holding My Heart” as an ep, and did the final version end up being similar to what you first thought this project would sound like?
The idea from the beginning was to make a longer project. My Taxi’s Here was the first song I finished from this project as Isolde Molarin, and the other two songs followed it. So then a story about winning and losing, about the birth and death of love, emerged. And it wasn’t even intentional. The title ”Now you’re holding my heart” is an answer to a line in Eager Kissers, where I sing ”Hold my heart, my arteries, wear me just like jewelry”. To me, the title is about the project being very personal, very under the skin. I’ve designed every little piece of sound you hear – it's a one woman project. So to describe it as the listener holding my heart just feels right.
How did you first get into music? Give us the Isolde Molarin origin story!
My dad is a musician and has taught me the joy of music since forever. I started singing and making songs without instruments as a child, and around 13 I started to play around with synths. Then my dad got me Logic and I started making weird-sounding songs on my computer, in my bedroom and with the disco lamp on. I still do the same to this day, just with heavier gear.
What does music mean to you, and what’s been your favorite part of your music journey thus far?
I feel like the journey has just begun, but I look forward to all that is to come. I'm grateful for doing what I do. I often catch myself thinking if little Isolde saw me, she’d be so happy. That thought warms me. Music has always been a part of me. I don’t see it as a thing, really – it just exists. Always. It's like a need you do without noticing.
If your fans could take one thing away from your music, what would you want it to be?
For my music to be a safe space for those who listen. Something they can put on and listen inwards with. I want my music to create an inner world that heals.
What’s next for Isolde Molarin? Can we expect to hear more new music soon, and is there anything you want to say to your fans?
Yes, I'm working on the next EP now, and I think it will be a bigger project with a clearer concept. I'm excited about seeing where the creative process will have me end up.