If you haven’t already heard of this 23 year-old singer-songwriter making waves in the music scene, you’re in luck! Moyka is the new generation of Norwegian pop that is bringing her synth-driven electronic sound, to the masses. She aims to create a mystical universe for her listeners; a place where they can feel at home.
We had the opportunity to chat with Moyka, so get ready to know more about this emerging popstar, singing about love and loss.
1. To start, who is Moyka?
I am an artist and producer from Hallingda, in Norway. I currently live in Bergen, and I’m about to release my new EP.
2. Describe your sound in 3 words…
Mysterious, dark, and synth filled electronic pop
3. Tell us about your new track, ’Backwards’…
It’s a song about heartbreak and the things that can drag you back into it. But it’s also about looking and moving forward from it.
4. Who is your biggest influence & why?
That’s very hard question, because I feel like I have many different influences. I listen to a lot of pop, and a lot of alternative and indie music, and everything just gives me so much. I get very inspired when I hear something new I want to try or something I want to write about. The ones I feel like have a really big ability to move me through their music is Robyn, Lykke Li, Kindness, and Lorde right now.
5. If you could collaborate with any artist, who would it be?
I would love to collaborate with, Kindness. They have such beautiful music, I can’t wrap my head around it. Been obsessed with their newest album, Something Like A War, for weeks now!
6. Besides music, what are you passionate about?
I’ve really fallen in love with caring for plants. I feel like I have so much love to give, and taking care of my plants just gives me so much happiness inside my heart. It sounds really strange, but it’s a beautiful feeling. I’ve also set myself a goal to become really good at making soups, haha.
wabi-sabi ( 侘寂 ) – it’s a world view centred on the acceptance of things being imperfect and not complete. That we’re always moving forward. It has helped me a lot actually when it comes to making music.
8. What’s 1 thing you can’t leave the house/hotel without?
Keys! I’ll have to come back in again
9. What’s next for Moyka?
I’m releasing my new EP, Spaces soon. [Out now] you can listen to the singles, “Backwards” and the title track, “Spaces”. I’m really excited to share what I’ve been doing the last months.