Captivating through her sound and in possession of a talent now rare in the industry, Reverieme is one of the most promising artists of the present day, who deserves legions of success.

Female First got the opportunity to put some questions to Reverieme about her music, career to-date, challenges she's faced on her path and much more - read on to find out what she had to say.

For those who may be new to your music, how best would you describe your sound?

I write and play music that's melancholic and hopeful and dark and insular and inquiring and is much better communicated through soundwaves than it is through adjectives.

What challenges have you faced in the music industry so far?

I've been lucky enough not to encounter many difficulties beyond those of my own making. I like having a lot of influence over what I do, from writing the songs to designing artwork and creating videos, and it's taken a long time to find other people who will help me and still accommodate that desire for control. One thing that still piques my curiosity is the need for photographs of my, or any artist's face in order to promote a fairly aural medium.

How difficult would you say this career path is in terms of making a name for yourself?

You're relying on lots of little stages that are oddly challenging. You need to find people who really care, not just about music but about devoting time to seek out something new. I can just about reconcile myself with the idea that others won't be terribly enthused about listening to what I do, but it's so troubling to think that a great many people don't really want to listen to anything (or at least anything they haven't been told to listen to). Then you have to get these somewhat receptive individuals to actually hear what you've done, as you swim against a tide of myriad other artists and a wealth of preconceived attitudes about your image or genre or style. Then they have to like it and want to share their appreciation with others. So, with that in mind, I suppose it can be a little tricky.

How important is it for you then to have creative control over the work you produce?

It's a bit of a deal-breaker for me. I've no doubt that some level of collaboration would probably be a very positive tool for me, but I haven't been able to yield to it yet.

Where do you draw influence and inspiration from for your work?

Most of the time, I'm inspired by reading or watching or listening to beautiful pieces of work, and going through a process during which I try to steal some of whatever made that thing beautiful. So many of my songs are about books or stories I've read, and I think that will always be the case when I write. Musically speaking, I love artists like Kimya Dawson, Jenny Lewis, Amanda Palmer, Regina Spektor, St. Vincent, Grizzly Bear, Arcade Fire, Neutral Milk Hotel, Of Montral and most folk who really care about what they do.

If you could collaborate with anybody going forward, who would you choose and why?

I'd say Kate Bush, but I've a feeling I'd suffocate in her glory.

Tell us a random, funny fact about you that not many people know.

I'm a level three wood elf with terrible charisma.

Do you have definitive aims or goals for your career?

I just want to keep creating stuff as a means of retaining my sanity. If I could do that as my day job I'd be my own definition of success.

Where do you hope to be this time next year?

I'd love to be back in the studio recording another album. I've a prog epic that needs realising.

What should we expect from you in the coming weeks and months?

We're currently working on a full album, 'Straw Woman', about which I'm very excited. That should be out at the end of this year or the beginning of next. It'll have some of the same songs as 'Or Else The Light' but with a much bigger sound. The screamo version of 'Venus' is my particular favourite.

Reverieme's EP 'Or Else The Light' is out now via 9th Story Records.

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