Hello Aklea can you tell us a bit more about the music genre which you perform? Do you agree with the descriptions or you would call it differently?
I accept all of the descriptions which you give me. The more the merrier, I like it when it’s colourful. When I talk about the music genre I use to say that I perform afro-soul etno-beats, but that tends to confuse people as much as my one-woman band set-up. I like lots of rhythm and tribe moments. Simple matric tunes are also the base because people tend to catch them easy and sing together with me and the energy which is then created is really amazing.
Thanks to your performances with a vocal ensemble f
With the ensemble “Brevis” I went to Canada, Greece, USA, China and all around the globe. We used to get all the brightest medals. Carnegie Hall crowned that. We are the only Croatian choir which performed there. That experience was amazing and indescribable, when we go to the stage we breathe as one and we are very focused, after the ovations in
Can you reveal us the symbolism behind the name
The name came to me as a gift from a dear person and that is why I decided to keep the magic behind it for myself, as part of my personal mystery.
Your music is tackling some actual topics and problems of the society which we could hear in your musical manifest “Iskoračujem” where did you get the idea for it?
I am inspired
What is the biggest inspiration behind the music you create? Is it some other artists and their work, nature or something else?
I found my inspiration while
Why did you decide to take part
My dad! He suggested me to take part
If I understood right your song is about mother nature and Earth, could you reveal us a bit more about the song “Zovi
You perform your music in both Croatian and English language what made you decide to write lyrics of the song “Zovi
That is the language in which I think, dream, talk at least until I am travelling somewhere for a longer time – then the lines between the languages tend to mix. As I am in Croatia for the last couple of months it was natural to write “Zovi
Do you watch Eurovision regularly? What is your favourite song and what is your first memory related to the contest?
Ruslana! Wild Dances was everything! Euphoria by Loreen because she had amazing energy at the stage. Such a beautiful woman. But I would also have to mention Claudia Beni. I was in elementary school back then and on every single birthday we used to recreate the dance moves from the video of “Više Nisam Tvoja”. I think of the three songs I mentioned now and I realised that they have some things in common – energic songs with cool choreography and empowering theme. Girl power rules!
Until now you released three singles, when can we expect the release of your album which you were preparing for a while now? What are your plans for the upcoming year?
First of all to represent Croatia at Eurovision! (laugh) When you aim high you can end up somewhere in the middle of the stars. But I love double digits. 2020! So it seems to me that this year will be my best. I was only warming up last year. I plan to release a debut album and
Do you want to share something else or you maybe have a message for followers of
The only thing which came to my mind at the moment is: “Call mom!”. Because I haven’t managed to call mine today. So come on! They will be the happiest in the world!