The ‘London’ EP is a vast departure from the bulk of Femmepop’s previous work. Is it an EP of melodies, sounds and beats that she needed to get out of her system. Femmepop wanted to create a body of work without using her main instrument, the voice. “I realise this is taking a gamble with my listeners but artistically I must do what feels right at the time. I wanted to experiment and branch out as I feel I can do so much more than sticking to the one sound or genre. That is why since I released my first song my sound has always changed.”
The ’London’ EP is a mixture of deep emotions within. “It is about the continuous love affair I have had since I first visited the city. The EP is full of love and sadness. I have always seen the beauty and felt the charm of this city and in the most mundane and ordinary occurrences. I have always loved it’s noisy and dirty underground, it’s tower blocks, green parks, Camden, it’s music, culture, people and accents. It’s abundance of energy, it’s fire. The raw, the gritty, the polite, the angry, the urbanity – the general eb and flow of the city.”
This EP tries to capture all this grit and fire. It was born
on walks home through its nightlife. “I
felt so alive like I could burst looking out across the River Thames from the
Southbank and these tunes flooded out. It also captures how all this Londoness
is slowly disappearing through gentrification and how I feel this amazing city
may lose all its uniqueness through years of a greed obsessed government.
This is my London.”
‘London’ EP is released 12th July.