Ahead of her third album, Norwegian songstress Emilie Nicolas has released her R&B Scandinavian fused single – If I Call.
Her vocals entrance as she intended, revealing from the opening a vulnerability and R&B tones – Scandinavian style — angelic while simultaneously warm. The lyrics are a journey into a history of sensory emotions, longing and desires, and every word engages. Electronically dynamic, If I Call, climatically rises before calmly easing out in her vocal wake.
Continuing the dive into Emilie Nicolas releases you’ll discover Who’s Gonna Love You as the ‘B-Side’.
In truth, it should be a AA side as this delightful Persian influenced single is a danceable groove for isolation escapism.
For Emilie Nicolas, getting to this point has been a tough road and at one point, one that didn’t look like it was going to exist.
Simultaneously with the launch of her debut album, Like I’m A Warrior (2014) – the Bærum-born singer-songwriter/producer was diagnosed with a brain tumour and told by doctors that she might never sing again. It was a battle she thankfully fought and won; however, the experience has been imprinted in her music ever since.
Today the songstress is looking ahead to the release of her third LP, Let Her Breathe. The 32-year-old sounds relaxed as she reflects on how the madness of that period shaped her as an artist.
“After getting sick, I realised it doesn’t matter what people think,” she explains. “I don’t fight for attention: I just make music. Because I’m at my happiest if I can make something that I like.”
“In the beginning, they didn’t know if I would speak after the surgery,” she recalls with a shudder. “So the feeling of getting into my new voice was fantastic.”
Her chords are as supple as ever, and she returned with the album Tranquille Emile (2018), which subsequently won Nicolas two more Norwegian Grammys, one for Pop Artist Of The Year and the other for Album of the Year.
Emilie Nicolas is currently preparing for the release of her third album Let Her Breathe – out June 5th via Mouchiouse Music.