You’re my new sin, new sin, the envy and the greed…
From across the pond, welcome singer/songwriter Eleri Angharad. Last week, she released her latest single, New Sin, telling the story of centred of two lovers who meet at a nightclub and begin a forbidden love.
While scrolling through her catalog and reading her bio, I came across that she had sung a song in Welsh, titled Dal Fi. I encourage you to give it a listen – it’s so beautiful.
In addition to begin an accomplished songwriter with already an album under her belt, she also runs her own social media business. She tell us more about this and her new single in our interview below.
Welcome Eleri! To begin, tell us a bit about yourself and your background.
I am a country and pop artist from Swansea, Wales. I always loved singing and playing piano growing up and I picked up my first guitar at the age of 13. I really got into country music after studying in North Carolina. I got to visit so many amazing places and performed in Nashville, Chicago and New York. Back then I used to just write songs for fun and to process my feelings but when I finished university (I was studying musical theatre) I got so into the writing side of music and telling stories that I started working on my first EP.
Where do you find inspiration for your songwriting?
Anywhere and everywhere! I have a good imagination so I can take the smallest details from situations I’ve been in or observed and create a whole narrative around them. I’ve been inspired on car journeys, watching films or overheard conversations – as well as my own life of course. I think I relate everything I write about back to myself in some way.
Tell us more about your new single, New Sin. Was that written during quarantine? If so, what was the process like of creating this song?
‘New Sin’ is centred around the drama of two lovers who meet at a Nightclub and begin a forbidden love, inspired by my hometown music venue ‘Sin City’. I wrote New Sin during the first few weeks of quarantine, back in April. I woke up with a melody stuck in my head which ended up being the verse. The last night out I had before lockdown was at ‘Sin City’ and I must have been dreaming about it because the lyrics of these two people meeting formed so easily when I started writing. I grabbed my guitar and just sat on my bed creating this whole story. I actually wrote all of the verses first and then went back to work out what the chorus would be.
You also run a social media company – tell us about about it and the type of services do you offer.
It’s been an interesting journey! I started Mondaay Media right in the height of this mad pandemic because I had had all my live performances cancelled for the year and suddenly had all this spare time on my hands. I started delving into Social Media more for my own music and with the help of online groups and courses I was able to learn a lot very quickly. I originally set up Mondaay Media to work with small businesses on adapting for the online space but I’ve also ended up doing 1-2-1 coaching sessions with other musicians who wanted to learn more.
Anything else we should know about you?
I absolutely love cooking in my spare time. When music gets a bit too much like work I like to be creative with food. I think I make a really great Sweet Potato Curry and I’ve finally perfected my Vegan Double Chocolate Cookie recipe.
Send some my way! Thanks Eleri <3