5.5 Questions With Alina Fedorova of Singleton
Before speaking with Alina Fedorova of Singleton, I had been digging their anthemic, soaring guitar pop. I was looking forward to chatting with a pop star from somewhere other than the U.K. or U.S. She rang me up via Skype from her home base of Kiev, Ukraine and here are the results:
Tell us about the first time you heard yourself on radio
I’m not sure I can remember the first time, but I remember the time where we were interviewed for German radio Big FM and that was really crazy to hear your voice and feeling that in the same moment to be heard somewhere in Germany in another country to be heard by a lot of people.
As a band what’s been Singleton’s coolest day ever?
Actually, we’ve had lots of them, the release of our albums, they’re a huge relief, and pure happiness that it’s over and finally released, and when we won first place in the Europe marathon festival in Berlin last year, that was very unexpected and very cool, maybe when some great songs are coming together and every sound is in the right place.
When you’re performing a song where does it take you in your head?
To the places people some moments where the songs are about, mostly I just close my eyes, listen to the voice and to the music so I’m not just going too far from the place I am in.
When you’re on stage what’s different from the every day Alina?
I don’t think there is too much difference between me on stage and in every day life, but of course when I’m on stage I’m more confident and strong I think, and in everyday life I can be just a girl sometimes.
What are your biggest challenges in maintaining a music career?
I think it’s to never stop writing good songs because all other things it’s clear how to get them, money promos, etc, it’s clear how to get it, there’s lots of ways, but if there’s no good songs it means nothing I think.
What’s on the ideal Singleton sandwich, and what would you wash it down with?
I can say for myself, that I would prefer a lots of different kids of cheese and tomatoes. I’d wash it down with white wine.
Tell us 3 songs from your playlist.
- New Arcade Fire album. I have lots of music by them, but if it was one song it would be We Exist.
- I love songs from the latest Editors album and I would name What Is This Called Love?
- In A Moment by Stereophonics
Thank you, Alina!