Egine Talks "Moon of Dreams"
Thu, 02 May 2013 12:12:21
Egine brings a certain dreaminess to pop music that's been absent for quite some time.
Her brand new single "Moon of Dreams", featuring everybody's favorite auto-tuned hook man T-Pain, blasts off into another realm altogether. It's sexy, shimmering, and soaring as it takes flight on her immense delivery. The track shows that Egine is most definitely in a galaxy of her own, and she's bound for some very big things this year. Take flight to "Moon of Dreams" and enjoy one of the year's biggest and best pop songs.
In this exclusive interview with ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino, Egine breaks down "Moon of Dreams" and so much more.
What's the story behind "Moon of Dreams"?
The song is about a relationship that didn't work out. You still love that other person no matter what but you know you can't be together. The only thing you can do is to dream about your relationship. You can go to bed and dream that everything was still good, think of those memories, and remember the feeling of that person. It's all about love. I was really happy that I got the song from the producer. He'd written it with T-Pain.
What was your favorite part of the music video?
Getting this video together was like a dream come true. I was so excited. I had so many ideas I wanted to work on. The mermaid was my favorite part. I just wanted to be a mermaid in my video [Laughs]. The director was like, "Are you sure you want to do this?" I was! We had a lot of fun. We were shooting for three days. It was a crazy three days. We shot in New Orleans, and it was so cold. It was around twenty degrees outside. The scene on the island where I'm standing on the rocks was just crazy. It was so dangerous for me. At the moment, I was thinking, "Oh my God, save me! I want to survive my video!" The helicopter was blowing wind everywhere overhead. I was so blessed to have this opportunity though. I didn't want it to look fake. I wanted it to have some incredible dreamy shots.
Is it important for you to tell stories in the songs?
It's important to make people feel my emotions and what I was going through. There is a storyline there, and we get that across.
Is this a good introduction to the album?
Well, half of it is ready, and the other half is in the process of being worked on. It's my first single. I'm working on my second single now. I'm really excited, and I'm getting ready for my concert in Miami on June 14. I'm really excited about that.
What artists shaped you?
I come from a musical family. My dad used to be a bass guitar player, and my mom used to be a singer. I listened to a lot of good music like jazz and gospel. Michael Jackson is my favorite. I love Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey too. Mostly, it was gospel and R&B. My mom was a jazz singer actually. She's a vocal coach now and she's working with me. I started in music when I was six-years-old. My parents wanted me to take piano lessons, but I wanted to be a singer like all girls do! They made me learn how to play piano too. I'm glad they did that because it's incredible to be able to sing and play at the same time. As a musician, it was a great foundation for me. My mom inspired me to sing. She's my angel.
Had you always wanted to move to America?
It's been my dream. I'm lucky I'm doing music here because there are a lot of opportunities here. When I moved here, it was so different. It was like I started my life from the beginning. I was 18-years-old when I moved here. Everything was new and I didn't speak English at all. I started speaking a few years ago, and I'm still learning. When I got here though, I felt safe here. It felt like my home. It's hard to explain. I got that feeling.
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