Artist of the Week - Meet Emma Beko

Posted by Mélina Tremblay on

This week, we will be talking with the Peruvian-Canadian musician, Emma Beko. Previously one half of vocal duo Heartstreets, Emma recently released her new solo project "BLUE". We asked her some questions about what's going on behind all this creativity.

How would you describe yourself?

I'm a very curious being, I'm sensitive, I love to love and I enjoy melancholy as much as I enjoy pure joy.

What first got you into music?

When I was little it was "Ready to Die" by the Notorious B.I.G. and 90's grunge that got me loving music. What got me into making music was my passion for writing and expressing myself through freestyle.

Emma Beko cover album for Blue, standing in a basement with teenagers, and a grunge outfit

What is your creative process like?

It depends, every song is different, but it's a very lonely process for me. I love collaborating, but I get most of my "work" done when I am alone. My ideas seem clearer and there are less inhibitions to try out things without judgement towards myself.

Who are your main musical influences?

In their energy I would say DMX at the moment. He's a rapper I've always loved very much and weirdly, his passing coincided with me entering a writing period for my next project. I already wanted to go into that direction, so I just delved back into his music and it's been really great inspiration. Sonically my influences are all over the place, I don't have a main one but some I listened to today for example would be Vegyn, Deb Never, Freddie Gibbs, Death Grips and the day is not over hahaha.

Close up of Emma Beko with shadows and hair on her face.

From your own music, do you have a favorite? If so, can you pin down why it is your favorite?

I love "Weird" because it's different than all my other ones and I just love how honest and non-conforming it is. I did whatever I wanted to do on it . I'm like speaking, I'm barely rapping, it's the weirdest thing to me but it just came out that way and Beau Geste (producer) and I embraced it.

What’s next for you?

Great music, great visuals, great performances, great art. The beginning of a great career. And more of this confidence I'm feeling at the moment, I'm loving it hahaha!

Emma Beko, Peruvian-Canadian musician, sitting on the floor with ripped jeans and a shirt, with the spotlight on her.

We are living for this kind of confidence and energy! Make sure to take some time to check out her music and also, her music videos, who are as unique as her music.

Facebook: Emma Beko

Instagram: @emmabeko

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