Danish artist Emilie Ramirez Italian 70’s ‘Giallo’ influenced video for ‘Tranquilizer’
There is a credibility to the music… her lyrics reveal a spire of sparkling talent’
– Fred Perry Subculture
Introducing the unmistakable sound of an artist on the cusp of big things, 21 year-old Danish-born singer/songwriter Emilie Ramirez reveals her debut single, ‘Tranquilizer’, set for release on 13th November 2015.
Armed with an experimental style that spans hip-hop, trap, soul and R&B, her first single is a track rich in metaphors and symbolism, dripping with emotion and surrounded by deep layers of rough sound.
‘Tranquilizer’ was mastered by music industry legend John Davis from world-renowned studio Metropolis, known for his work with the likes of Lana Del Ray, HAIM, FKA Twigs, and U2. Like Emilie, he believes that the expression of feelings and emotion lies at the core of good music, and justly worked with the young talent to create a track with true depth.
Born and raised in rural Denmark, Emilie cites her childhood as key to her creative development as the artist she is today. She spent her formative years cultivating her artistic skill, first through drawing and later with verse, as an expressive outlet for the struggles which surrounded her. As she grew, she began to write poems, which she eventually set to melodies. Her mother, a passionate artist herself, played a key role in Emilie’s growth, ensuring that music and art were central to her life from a very young age.
Describing her art and music as a world she has created for herself – an entire magical universe – she explains that “In my world, when words are not enough, music and art speak for them…Music is a necessity for me, like food and water. Music is my respite and my refuge”. Now, with the release of ‘Tranquilizer’, Emilie is ready to share a small piece of the universe she has created with the world.
Visuals for the track have been directed by Emilie herself alongside Alex Archimbaud, whose credentials include co-directing and co-producing the video for Public Enemy’s ‘Son of a Bush’with Memo Salazaar whilst still a student at art school in Boston. Alex describes the visuals as paying “homage to the visually boundary-pushing Italian 70s genre of Giallo.”
A debut track which clearly displays her raw artistic talent, creative depth, and emotional honesty, Emilie is sure to make waves when ‘Tranquilizer’ drops on 13th November.
Visuals for the track have been directed by Emilie herself alongside Alex Archimbaud, who co-directed and co-produced the video for Public Enemy’s ‘Son of a Bush’ with Memo Salazaar whilst still a student at art school in Boston. Alex tells about the video “I have endeavored to paint a companion visual tale for Emilie’s audience, an entry into her rich lyrical universe of the beautifully morose. I call it an homage to the visually boundary pushing Italian 70’s genre of “Giallo”.
Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/2qX3pz0yULw