Therése Neaimé – Fools Gold [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

A sound that combines my Swedish and Lebanese heritage into a Scandipop hybrid.
An international latin / pop edm with, at times, also an Arabic flavor.

Fools Gold sounds very smooth. Tell us a few things about your new song. What is the main idea behind it?

The idea behind the song is to bring out my roots and go back to the beginning. My musical journey has been quite long, having cruised thru different styles and flavours. Going back to the smooth latin style, the music style maybe closet to my heart. Is something I wanted to do for a long time. I also think it´s the style thatthat maybe showcases my voice the best.
Foold Gold is about that special love. The Gold that you think that you can´t live without but then later down the road might discover is not at all what you thought it would be. But the lyric also talks about how its always better to have loved to the fullest then to not have loved at all. Fools Gold is a statement for any person who feel that they need to move on to possibly be the best version of themselves and take charge of their own lives. ”I´m moving on to be somebody”!
Hopefully this song will be a reminder of your self wort.

Which is your most personal and honest lyric?

To mention one I want to highlight the song written to my mom, “Borrow you for a while”. It was one of those songs I felt would be a real challenge to write since it´s also so close at heart. But instead this perticular song almost wrote itself. After a night in the studio, embracing the memoy of my mom, waking up the next morning, there it was. Sometimes we can´t plan these things beforehand. “Borrow you for a while” is a song that means a great deal to me. Maybe somehow my mom helped me writing it being present from the other side. 🙂

Fools Gold also has a latin touch. What are your main influences?

Any artist who believe in themselves enough to go for their dreams. Starting my singing carrer out of L.A, one of my main influencers was the renowned artist SADE. Watching her and her amazing live band on stage in San Diego in 2001 had a hugh impact on me. In my early repertoar I also used to cover many of Sades hitsongs. I truly believe singing her songs influenced me in many ways as an artist. Also on my latest studio work Fools Gold you will find that very same and classic latin touch that Sade used to resemble.

What is the biggest challenge you have faced as an artist so far?

As an indie artist, my experienc is that its sometimes harder to break in to the music scene. If I could ask for one thing from the music industry it would be to be more open to new and upcoming talent. I have found that at times the music scene in Sweden seemes to be a more closed community. Therefore our focus has been more on the international scene. A strategy which has been quite successful. Try breaking into the international scene and your home coutry will follow. 🙂

You are based in Sweden. How do you relate to the music scene of Stockholm?

Im happy for the many great collaborations that has come out of my home country so far. I would say that Sweden has a great amount of talented songwriters and I´ve had the honor to work with some of them. Many of my music videos are also the result of great Swedish collaborations. I´ve also had the advanged of building a following on the Swedish live scene performing around the country during the last years. Of course it also helpes being able to perform and work close to where you´re based and your home

What is one message you would give to your fans?

”Ask and you might receive! Dare and you will gain!”. Being an athlete taught me that with hard work and focus you can achieve a lot. Never give up on your dreams and never let anyone tell you it´s too difficult!

Thank you!

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