London-based singer-songwriter Imogen Mahdavi is aiding the 70’s sound rediscovery.
Taking inspiration from predecessors like Joan Baez and Anita Carter, Mahdavi combines her electric vocals and harmonies with country and folk influences, creating an unforgettable sound.
We chatted with the emerging artist about her latest single, “Some Things Are Best Oversaid,” her upcoming debut EP and more!
How did you first become interested in music?
I don’t remember a time when I didn’t love music, I think my earliest memory that made me want to perform music was watching Britney Spears ‘live in Vegas’ and I was so in awe of the whole production. I must have watched it about 20 times and prayed I could be like her when I grew up!
Who did you listen to growing up and do they have an influence on your sound today?
Well Britney for sure! I’m not gonna pretend I had an eclectic taste as a little kid, it was all bubble gum pop. I started discovering different sounds as a teen, I’m still inspired by Chris Isaak, Nirvana, Mazzy Star, Bing Crosby, they were a little past my time but often played by my mum.
What was the inspiration for your new single, “Some Things Are Best Oversaid”?
My muse, I write a lot about my love for them. This song is about being proud to wear your heart on your sleeve. Sonically, it’s inspired by old country love songs, I love their story telling and warmth.
What was the writing process like?
Pretty easy, I had done basic chords and a top line that I took to the studio with Dan Holloway. I played him my idea and he just ran with it in the best way. We both had the same direction from the get go.
If you could set fans up in the perfect environment to listen to “Some Things Are Best Oversaid” what do you imagine it looking like?
Early sunset at Glastonbury.
What can fans look forward to next?
MY EP! The lead single will be out next month (all updates on my socials)!
What can fans expect from your upcoming debut EP?
It’s a real reflection of where my heads been at over the last year, I touch upon my fears surrounding life and death. It’s deeply personal and romantic.
What is one quote that you have heard or that you go by that you want to ECHO out to the world?
When you’re in an argument put your ego aside and ask yourself what you REALLY want out of it. Then find the fastest way there. Most if the time we don’t actually care about winning, we just want to make up and hear each other.