#YMXINTERVIEW | DANISH SENSATION TURIÐ

Danish Songwriter TURIÐ shares her newest track ‘What’s Left Of Me’ with us: an intimate but cathartic journey into her inner demons. A true Nordic jewel. Follow us as we find out more about the singer’s artistry.


Can you tell us about yourself as an artist? Where are you now, how you started, and what are your goals. 

I have basically been singing my whole life and loved to sing as a child, so music has always been a big part of me. Music has always had a very strong effect on me, and I’ve kind of been the depressive teenager listening to sad songs all the time. Some years ago I started writing my own songs, and for me there’s nothing better than writing a good song – and to share it with people is even better. Right now I’m releasing music independently, which is a very learning experience. I work with a producer and together we are growing and building something that I really believe in. For me it’s all about making a difference for people, just like music has helped me in my life.

Some of our readers might not be familiar with you yet, how would you describe your sound? 

I would describe my sound as magical, honest and heartfelt. My music is really personal and often deals with important topics as mental health, which is something I have been dealing with most of my life.

Who have been your biggest influences so far? 

Lykke Li and Lana Del Rey have been some of my biggest influences.

This week marks the release of an intimate single, ‘What’s Left Of Me’. Can you tell us how that project came about? 

When I wrote “What’s Left Of Me”, I was in a very bad place mentally and it felt like I just hit rock bottom. Being in a place where I constantly was running away from myself and couldn’t control when I was drinking, I always tried to escape feeling those feelings. I remember staring at myself in the mirror, just staring, and I couldn’t recognize myself anymore and knew that I had to change my bad habits in order to feel better.

2020 has been a hard year for everybody, but the music industry and arts in general took a heavy hit. How did you guys cope with that, musically speaking? 

I’ve spent a lot of time writing music during quarantine, trying to stay positive and keep myself busy.

Do you consider important working together in a team, or do you prefer working alone? 

I love working with my producer as we have a really close collaboration, and we work really well together. He understands my sound and takes my songs to another level, which can be really rare to find. I love to write alone though, as music can be a very personal process for me and I need to feel comfortable in my surroundings when I’m being creative.

What are you looking for, in terms of promotion? What do you think could be helpful to promote your music around? 

I’m looking for promotion focusing on the depth, important subjects and quality of my music.

What does playing live represent for you? a way to make yourself known or a way to express yourself? 

Playing live is a way for me to express myself and I love to touch people with my music. Every time I play live it’s very nerve-wracking, but I love the adrenaline rush after a concert.

Finally, what are your plans for the future? (releases, gigs etc.) 

I am creating a lot of music at the moment, so I’m planning to release a lot of music in the future.

Recommended! Follow TURIÐ on Spotify HERE