Alemeda releases her latest single “First love song”

Alemeda, the emerging Ethiopian-Sudanese artist makes Alternative Rock/Pop music as a form of self-expression and empowerment. The 23-year-old Singer/Songwriter/Producer made a name for herself with her viral 2021 debut single, “Gonna Bleach My Eyebrows,” which has earned more than 8 million streams to date, following up with, “Post Nut Clarity” (two million and rising), in the summer of 2022. “I was messed up at your birthday night,” Alemeda sings over jangly guitar and a rambunctious, ’80s-evoking beat, “I played it cool, kept it inside.” It turns out the 23-year-old caught feelings, but couldn’t muster the confidence to make a move. Instead, she channels her emotions into music, singing: “What do I, what do I know? This stupid love song I’m writing.” Vulnerable yet empowering, “First Love Song” is relatable to anyone with a crush. “First Love Song” follows “Boy of the Month” and “UR SO FULL OF IT,” her major-label debut single. Read our exclusive interview below! Follow Alemeda HERE

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Tell us about the name “Alemeda”, what are its origins and what does it mean?

Alameda is my last name. It’s a common name in the gurage tribe in Ethiopia that belonged to my late grandfather. When choosing my artist name, I changed it to Alemeda with an E to make it easier to find online. 

For our readers who are just discovering you, tell them something they should know and what song of yours they should listen to first.

I think anyone listening to my music should listen to first love song first! I feel like it completely describes my personality in the way I view love. I’m a control freak and I’m also super intense. And I think it gets displayed perfectly in the lyrics of that song.

You are a Punk Princess, when did your love for this type of sound resonate for you?

I grew up in the 2000s, so I was a heavy Disney pop-punk kid. I didn’t get to listen to too much music outside of what I watched on TV so shows like Hannah Montana in camp rock really shaped my taste. 

Who are your music heroes?

My heroes in the music are definitely Coldplay, arctic monkeys, Taylor Swift, and Maroon 5. Growing up I loved, listening to sad love songs. And they definitely had some.

What lyric from your song “Your so full of it” hits the hardest for you?

The lyrics that hit the hardest from “ur so full of it” for me have to be,” I only fucking liked you cause I thought you really cared”. I think it sums up most of my relationships.

I’m gonna bleach my eyebrows” hits so hard! Have you ever bleached your eyebrows over a bad breakup? If so, what happened?

I never actually bleached my eyebrows after a breakup, but I definitely rebranded completely. Breakups, for some reason, push me to my best potential. 

We’re loving all your different hair moments, what’s your hair care routine?

I did a big chop on my curls, a couple of years ago and started wearing wigs/extensions. Highlights in my hair are definitely my go-to.

“First love song” has dropped, what was the inspiration behind this track?

The first Love song inspiration is literally my experience writing my first love song. Every time I tried, I failed miserably. It always felt super cringe. But I would say this one was my best yet.

If you could collaborate with one artist dead or alive (thanks to AI), who would it be and why?

If I could collaborate with the one Artist it would probably be Dominic Fike. 

Your style is funk meets punk meets glam goddess, where do you find the inspiration?

I would say, I am still figuring out my style in terms of clothing. I really just thrift. And only leave with something I really love. That’s how most of my outfits got put together.

Who is your style icon?

My style icon is Rihanna

You are a cat mom, how does having 2 adorable pets help with your mental health when recording?

My cats are the sole purpose of my sanity most of the time. No matter how stressed. I am taking care of them, and being around them brings me complete happiness. I hope to own a cat foster home one day.

What’s some advice you would give to your 16-year-old self?

My advice to my 16-year-old self would be to try to enjoy the moments. I’ve always been in a rush to get to the next level, my whole life. I sought so much validation and hitting milestones that I tired myself out. 

What can we expect from your debut EP?

I would say for my ep, you can expect a variety of sounds, feelings, and stories from my experiences in the last three years. 

What are your hopes for the rest of 2023 as you skyrocket to stardom?

My hope for this year is to drop my first project and hopefully perform all the songs on a tour. 

STREAM “First love song” HERE

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