Interview with Suzana Trifkovic
Composer, actress, published model, published photographer, writer, film and music video director from Sebia.
Where are you from?
I’m from Ruma, Serbia.
How long have you been making music?
Making music since 2016.
How many songs /albums have you released to date?
I have released 5 albums and 3 singles. Fourth single, “My Heart Revs”, coming out on December 7.
Can you tell us about your latest release and the background and inspirations behind it?
My latest single “Shake Me” is inspired by summer, bars by the sea, drinks pouring, rhythm of shakers and cocktails making, bodies swaying. I’m in love with the summer.
You can listen to “Shake Me” here
How have you ended up in the music industry?
Music has been part of my life since I was born, parents couldn’t stop my crying unless I hear music, but 2016 life challenged me on many levels and somehow I found self pouring all those emotions into music.
What do you think of the music industry in 2018?
Artists are exploited, they have to be present on every streaming platform, in every store, but the most of what we make stays to those platforms, while we get peanuts. Fans are not aware even how little we actually make from our music. Other than that, quality of music these days doesn’t determine popularity, people will listen whatever is promoted a lot. It’s enough to keep serving ads everywhere, TV, social networks, for whatever cheap stuff, and people get hooked on that, but they also get bored quickly as there is no quality. Music these days is packed and wrapped to sell well, not to remain. Rarely anything produced in 2018 will matter to anyone in 10 years. People won’t even remember what songs were popular.
Who do you think the most influential artist?
Lately, Kygo and Ed Sheeran.
Who have you collaborated with so far in your career?
No one yet, perhaps in some near future.
How do you think you differ from other artists?
My music is like a cocktail. Electronic dance music, deep house, ambient, meditation, spiced with strings, nature sounds, tribal beat, tabla and sound of 90s.
Dead or alive, who would be your dream collaboration?
Kygo, I like his work, lifts you up when you feeling down.
What was the first album you bought?
Oh my, that was a long time ago. “Dozivjeti stotu” – Bijelo Dugme, Yugoslav rock band.
What’s your favourite song at the moment?
Blow That Smoke – Major Lazer Feat. Tove Lo
If you had to sell your music collection tomorrow, what album would you leave in your draw?
My own single “Unicorn and Fairy Love Story”. Deeply attached to that one, means a lot to me.
What is your favourite saying?
Be humble for you are made of earth. Be noble for you are made of stars. – Serbian proverb
What other hobbies or interests do you have?
I’m in love with photography, painting, making short films, modeling, acting. Never bored, my life is packed with art.
Do you have any tattoos or piercings?
Only pierced ears, no tattoos, but I’m working on idea for one.
Tell us more about your upcoming project or this new project?
Though I mostly produce instrumental music, in March coming out my very special single “Bending Time”, a song about losing someone, wishing to bend time, to warp space to find that person and to go back to that moment once more. Very emotional love song and I believe many will recognize self in that song lyrics.
What’s in the pipeline after this project?
These days working on my new single scheduled for April next year and the title is “Love Avalanche”.
Thank you for your time and may you carry on making great, fresh music.
Thank you for the space given to my music and wish you love and happiness in 2019!