TODAY WE ARE TALKING WITH MUSICIAN ISMENA GOOSSEN.
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What do you define yourself as?
I define myself as a singer-songwriter.
What is your music about?
My songs have themes such as death, depression, the usefulness of life, love and society.
What do you think is important in your music/work?
I think it is important that my melancholy comes to the fore and I hope that people can find comfort and beauty in it. I also want people to reflect on their own lives and make them aware of the lives of others.
Are you working on anything in particular music wise?
I am currently working with my band on writing an album that we want to record in the course of next year.
Have you developed your own style?
Yes. I have incorporated my depressed character into my music and let it grow into a genre that I call melancholic dark-folk
Do you think that is is difficult to express yourself in your discipline? And how do you deal with negative moments that are related to your work?
I find making music the easiest way to express myself. So I would say that it's not hard for me express myself in this way.
About dealing with negative moments regarding my work & music I would say just to carry on. I am now used to setbacks. I work hard and try to do everything as well as possible, but I always start from the negative. I am therefore almost never disappointed. If something turns out to be positive, I am very happy, but if it fails, this is no reason for me to pout.
Last but not least ,
Does your background have any connection with the music you make?
I am half Bosnian and have lived there for 6 years. It is very different from here and in the time I was there I quickly learned what life can be like. I came into contact with poverty, violence and depression at a young age. Themes that often appear in my music these days.
ISMENA'S EP 'HEAVEN' IS OUT NOW CLICK ON THE LINK TO LISTEN TO IT