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Former Island Records signed singer-songwriter Antigoni , embarked on an independent music career and has been killing it with over thousands of organic views on her past three videos. Each video features cameos from personalities that have been gracing the big screen in recent years. Her latest music video ‘This Ain’t Love’ is no different with Miles Nazaire of Made In Chelsea featured as Antigoni’s love interest in the video. This latest single is an elegant watch and listen, leaving one to think of a James Bond-esque production style,
We chatted with the lovely Antigoni below.
Please describe your sound for us.
My sound has been evolving so much the last year- I love to have that combination of live instrumentation with heavy bottom end/beats. I think the main thing that ties all my songs together is the storytelling element. It’s always really important to me to have a strong clear narrative in a song.
How did it all start for you?
I don’t ever remember making a conscious decision to become an artist, singing/songwriting was always just what I knew I would do since I was a little girl. I signed a publishing deal when I was 14 and I guess that was when I first started pursuing it properly.
Which three artists would you say made you want to create your own music?
Growing up Taylor Swift, Pink, Amy Winehouse were definitely artists who I looked up to and whose songwriting and storytelling massively influenced me. My parents played a lot of Etta James, Billie Holiday and music from that era so and so they were definitely big inspirations for me too.
What is your go-to gear/equipment when creating?
If I’m alone, I usually just start super stripped on the guitar/piano and then the production evolves from there! It’s important to me that no matter how huge the production ends up being if you take it all away then there’s still a solid song there.
What are some of your key influences in your music? Whether it be the sound created by others, imagery, films or any kind of art form.
My culture (Greek Cypriot) has been a massive influence in the latest songs I’ve been creating. I’ve always been really in touch with my roots and it’s something I’d like to channel that into my music more for sure.
I’m obsessed with John Mayer & J.Cole. There are periods of my life where they’re all I listened to. Even though they’re very different from each other, they both have an amazing way of telling stories and creating such an amazing sound, so I’m definitely massively influenced by both of them.
What is one sub-genre you think doesn’t get the attention it deserves?
Greek Music…music with a Middle Eastern flavour, I’m trying to bring that into my next few releases.
Any new or upcoming artists on your radar?
Lola Young – I just saw her live at the Jazz Cafe and she is amazing! Also, I love Mae Muller, her wordplay is so sick and her songs have a real girl power vibe.
What single night out has been the most memorable for you? As a performer? As an attendee?
This is such a hard question. As a performer, my first headline show was so special to me (was literally last February just before covid hit) and it really gave me a little taste of what’s to come and how much I love playing my music love for people.
What can we expect from you in the near future? Any upcoming projects in the pipeline that you would like to tell us about?
I’m currently working on a 6 track EP that is heavily inspired by my Greek roots. It’s the most excited I’ve ever been about the music I’m making, so I really can’t wait to get it finished and share it with you!
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