MISSBISH Under The Radar | Ängie

Author: Kristen McCloud / Photos: Fredrik Skogkvist
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Rather than let her depression keep her down, Swedish singer/songwriter Ängie is using it to power her creativity. The moody artist uses her music to cover touchy subjects, like sex and drugs, to open up to the public and relate to her fans. We sat down with Ängie to chat about what inspires her music, her new EP Suicidal Since 1995, and more. Check it out below.

How did you get your start in music?
I’ve always been into music. I just had the luck of meeting people who are into my vibe. I’m really grateful for that.

Did you always want to become a professional artist?
I wanted to become a tattoo artist first, or maybe a professional painter. But when I got into music, I just knew that this is what I want.

Do you ever find it difficult to convey the personal topics you talk about - sex, drugs, etc. - in your songs open and honestly?
Sometimes I find it hard but usually not. I like talking about subjects that are a bit taboo.

How would you describe your sound and how do you want people to feel when they listen to your music?
It's always hard to describe my sound because I've got a lot of different genres in my blood. So you never know what I’m gonna do next. All I know is that I want people to feel.

Your debut but album Suicidal Since 1995 is dropping soon. How was it working on that project?
I’ve been working on these songs for two years now and it's been really hard but also really fun. I'm really happy with how it came out.

Why the title? Are you facing any controversy for it?
People got really upset about the title and the album cover but it's not really that dark when you look at it my way. I’ve been facing the gallows, cutting my sleeves, and jumping off mountains. All of this because I’ve been suicidal since forever... But this is my way of showing depression that I’m still here doing my sh*t.

If you could collab with anyone who would it be and why?
Lana Del Rey, of course... I’m a huge fan. But honestly, Yung Lean. That would be a dream come true.

How has growing up in Sweden influenced your music?
People in Sweden are really sad. So sadness has been a huge inspiration.

What advice do you have for others looking to make it in the music industry?
Write songs and email people everywhere. Send them demos and show your face on the web.

What does MISSBISH mean to you?
It means to be a boss and not take any sh*t from no one.

Who's your MISSBISH?
Myself but also my best friends, and Lana del Rey, Kali Uchis and Abra.