New Music Friday: Ophelia's Eden

Nadia: Hi everyone, we're back at the Stooki Studio for another New Music Friday feature. And I have another amazing artist with me today. Would you like to introduce yourself? 

Ophelia’s Eden: Yeah, sure. I'm Ophelia's Eden. I do sort of… electronic, soul, folk, tronica music. I just released my album called Boundary Road. And it's out now, so you can stream it or buy it if you want. 

Nadia: How are you feeling about the release? 

Ophelia’s Eden: Yeah, really good actually, I've had quite a lot of support from organisations, I've helped musicians and it's been nice to sort of build a bit of a team around the release, which is new to me because everything else I've just done literally on my own. So, that's been really nice, and to be honest, I'm just happy it's out in the world now, and I can just stop thinking about what the release is going to be like, and it's done. 

Nadia: Exactly.  So now that your release is out there, it's out there for everyone to kind of take in, how does that feel for you as a music artist? 

Ophelia’s Eden: Yeah, it feels good, I'm happy with the way that it sounds and stuff. I learned a lot just from making that and sticking to it, committing to the full album and releasing it and not hesitating at the end where it's like, oh is it ready, is it not, just do it and then learn from any mistakes or any things that you might have wanted to change in the next release. That's what I'm working on now and it's nice to create and write again and yeah I'm going to be releasing more music next year.

Nadia: Excited, so good. Do you feel like you have the momentum now? 

Ophelia’s Eden: Yeah, definitely. And just because I record it all and then produce it and then I send it to be mixed by my mate Nick and like that whole process you second guess everything and I think the most thing I've learned is just stick to it. You like it from the beginning. If you're not sure about your ideas, don't just keep adding stuff. Think about what you've got and what it is that you don't like, and try not to over listen, 20 times in a row, at midnight, just go to bed 

Nadia: And come back to it with fresh ears, alright? 

Ophelia Eden: Definitely, definitely. 


Nadia: Cool, so how did you come up with the name Ophelia's Eden?

Ophelia’s Eden: Me and my boyfriend came up with it. He's kind of a bit more poetic than I am, with literature and stuff. So I like the name Ophelia. I actually saw it, I can't remember what the documentary was but it was a Greek goddess called Ophelia or something. Is that a thing? Yeah. And then we kind of wanted to incorporate the nature vibe or the flower vibe. So we thought Eden. And then it sounds quite fictional. So I've got some ideas for future projects, which is all very fictional orientated. So, based off of that name itself, kind of doing too. I kind of had. So I want to do an animation in the future for it'll be the third album. It would be an animation, the kind of… a bit psychedelic, a bit trippy. And so I wanted to do… Sort of, yeah, something that's a world rather than just a… the music is kind of like a whole world.

Nadia: That sounds like quite a big project to take on. 

Ophelia’s Eden: Yeah, yeah, it's going to take a few years. That's why I'm starting it now. So that I can release other music in between. Yeah, I think that's it, five years.

Nadia: So how did you get into making music? 

Ophelia’s Eden: I always played music when I was, So, I was a kid, my dad got me, my dad plays guitar and he got me this little guitar. I think it's like a half size. So it's like a ukulele but with six strings. So I had that when I was four or something. And then my sister had violin lessons, but she didn't like it. I think everyone in the family didn't like the violin. So, then they swapped it for, I think, was it guitar lessons? No, I think it was piano lessons. But yeah, I kind of started when I was younger. I just really, really enjoyed it ever since.

Nadia: So you've just kind of evolved since then? 

Ophelia’s Eden: Yeah, yeah, definitely. I prefer piano now to guitar, definitely. We had a piano at home, which was really nice. It's just like this wooden, nice one. I've just always, I've always liked listening to music. I had like a little CD. I've just always liked music and it's always been an outlet as well. You know, anything that you've come in life that's a challenge or something, it's always been my outlet and always been the way that I can process things. I think without it, I'd probably be crazy. It's always been really, really great in my life and something that I've never not wanted to do, whether it's professional or just as a hobby. 


Nadia: So you just always wanna, because it's in your blood, would you say music is in your blood? 

Ophelia’s Eden: Yeah, yeah, it's definitely something that I've always done. So, it would be crazy to not do it. 

Nadia: So your latest album, ‘Boundary Road’, has had a great reception. Tell us about the concept behind the project. 

Ophelia’s Eden: Kind of like the Good Vibes collection. I was talking to Lee Caria. I wrote it in lockdown, and before that I was doing, I always kind of made you know, sassy music. Fuck this, fuck that, and not angry, but kind of… soulful, but then in lockdown, I was no positivity, everyone was so... negative about the future, just couldn't imagine their lives in the future. You'd be like, oh, what are you gonna do next year? Or whatever, and people would just… The world's gonna blow up and, you know, there's no hope. And so I kind of was... I don't know, I just couldn't make negative stuff anymore. I was trying to, you know, think of all the times I've been travelling before and kind of use it as an escapism. Escapism. For myself as well as, and then share that with people and hopefully cheer somebody up. I think I did, I think I achieved that, I create kind of an earthly sound. I wanted to reconnect with the earth myself, or the world, or… and nature and stuff, and then afterwards we ended up going on the van trip, which kind of brought everything all together. So definitely inspired by just trying to make some sort of positive thing for the world.

Nadia: Did you ever go back to making the more negative songs?

Ophelia’s Eden: Yeah, definitely. I really like making soundtracks, kind of dark type of mysterious songs and I always have an element of melancholy. On, on with my voice can be quite melancholic. I definitely will. introduce that in little bits over the next couple of years. My next pieces of music will be really similar to this. I want to carry on with the happiness and the soulfulness and the nature-ness, but then I think I will start to bring back the grittiness, especially when I do my film.

Nadia: Yeah. So your song's ‘A Little Bit of You’ and ‘She’ are two favourites here at the Stooki Studio. What is your inspiration behind all this? 

Ophelia’s Eden: So she was like, ‘I think the last song I wrote for the album and that was really about… because a lot of them I had kind of written a bit before, ‘Magic’ I'd written before, but I'd just recreated for the album. She was literally like, you're coming, you're in a dark grey period and You're starting to want to reconnect, you know when you've been ignoring everybody and you're kind of “oh I might reply to my friend now”, you start to come out of your little cocoon and reconnect with the world and start to see that the nice things again, when you're walking down the street, you're like, “Oh, there's a butterfly!” Rather than just walking down the street. So that's what she's about and ‘A Little Bit of You’ is… It's just about when you first meet somebody and you're kind of picking each other and you catch each other's eyes, and then, next thing you know you've been together for six years. That's a reflection of my relationship, I would say.

Nadia: Okay, so would you say that that's quite personal? 

Ophelia’s Eden: Yeah, definitely, yeah. I think they're all quite personal, in a way, because they're all based on kind of personal experiences, and based on things that I think and feel and personally, definitely. 

Nadia: Okay, fine. Would you say you're quite vulnerable in your songs?

Ophelia’s Eden: I don't know. That's a good question. I think I don't know. I've never thought about that. That's a good question. Hmm, in the album. Yeah, I think there's a bit of vulnerability there but I feel like in the future maybe I could open up a bit more. 

Nadia: Yeah, definitely. 

Ophelia’s Eden: I feel like, I don't say, I kind of put things into metaphors, so they're not on the surface. I think, if it was really vulnerable it would literally say exactly what you're thinking or what you're feeling, but I always kind of hide it. Other ways of saying things. I think that's cool to do, though. Yeah, but I don't know if it's vulnerable, necessarily, because it's not as explicit, I guess. I’m not just saying to you, look, this is how I feel. I'm kind of saying, You know, it's kind of hidden and encoded. So, yeah, I think being vulnerable, you kind of just really show everything, don't you? To the core, and you're really just peeling away everything. 

Nadia: I think that's interesting, because as you grow as an artist, as you said, hopefully in your future music. You would open up more if you wanted to, because not everyone wants to be vulnerable in music. 

Ophelia’s Eden: Yeah, yeah, I think it's definitely a goal that I would, that I've just created now. At least have one song where it's really, really like, what you mean. You say what you mean, and opening up that part. 

Nadia: Okay, great, so that leads me on to the next question. What is your songwriting process like? 

Ophelia’s Eden: Sometimes, I'm just walking down the street and I think of a little melody, and I'll do a voice note or in the shower, I'll go, Quick, get out of the shower! Get upstairs! My studio used to be in the basement, so I used to climb down the little ladder, but then with ‘Love Trip’, I started with the first guitar bit, and then I looped that, and then created the drums after, and then the bass, and... I had all the song structure pretty much before I had, and then I was just going, I do this thing where I'm not singing lyrics, I'm just kind of singing random words and the melody and then I'll go in after and I'll think, okay, well this kind of could be this word, and then I'll change it into that word, and I use the words depending on the rhythm that I've created and the melody that I've created and the sound, if it's a vowel, an O or an A, I'll choose if it was an O, maybe we'd do laugh, or if it was an A, I'd be like, Ah, I can't think of anything. I think all the songs completely started in different ways. Sometimes I come, I play chords on the piano, and then I kind of come up with lyrics. Always different to the list. I never stick to one thing necessarily. But I do the one thing that is consistent. With the songwriting is… peeling away stuff at the end. I always do that because I always add so much. And then at the end I'm kind of like, okay, do I need this trumpet here? What is, what is it bringing to the song?

If it's not bringing anything, I've got to take it out because I think it can get a bit cluttered otherwise, so that's something I do to every song. I think that I tried. Think about whether each part is needed or necessary. 

Nadia: Yeah. How do you come up with those decisions then? How do you know? Is it just a sense you have?

Ophelia’s Eden: Yeah, I guess so. And then I guess I just try and stick to it, not second guess if I've thought it once, I just do it, and then if I'm still thinking about it in 10 days, then I'll rethink it. 

Nadia: Yeah, that's good, because I think you can not trust your initial thoughts, not trusting your instinct and your gut, and then you can never make a decision.

Ophelia’s Eden: You definitely have to just, if you've already thought it, you've thought it for a reason, and not, guess it. 


Nadia: Yeah, exactly. Great, so who are your music influences? 

Ophelia’s Eden: Ooh, that's a good one. I think when I first started making music, I was making a lot of soulful stuff and with the piano and I really loved Nina Simone, she's just a legend. She's so sassy, wow. I just love her stage presence as well. Over the years when I've started making more electronic music, I like Bonobo, I like his first album and I like Maribo's date. Oh yes. And Jungle. They're a bit more electronic. Jungle's nice. Jungle's got that kind of solely disco we feel as well and James Blake as well. That was when I was in school, when I listened to his first album as well. Oh yeah and Boni. So kind of a mix, but. Yeah, A bit kind of folky and then electronic and then soul(y)

Nadia: Yeah. I definitely am noticing a trend of all the influences you picked. 

Ophelia’s Eden: Yeah. Quite soulful as you said, and Yeah. Yeah, a little bit. Yeah. Yeah, definitely. But I, to be honest, I like all music, especially when it's live. It can't be live, right? No. And there's a lot of music I probably wouldn't listen to just at home chilling, but live, it's amazing. Or if it's dj, you know. I pretty much like anything. 

Nadia: Are you one of those people that when you go to a concert do you like listening to the artist singing or rapping over the backing track? Or do you just have to come and bring it all live? Because I've seen there's a bit of a debate on social media at the moment.

Ophelia’s Eden: Yeah, hot topic. I would say, well, something that I actually want to start doing is doing online lessons about live performances because I do think all you're doing as an artist is kind of limiting yourself when you use the background. But then again, to be honest, it can still be a sick show. If you're really bringing it on the stage and everybody in the audience is feeling your performance, I don't think it matters at all. I think if you want to develop your music and understand your music and stuff, then there's so many tools you can use that can just make it that little bit more interesting, you could use a sampler or something and I know it's complicated, but learning that skill then in your future music, you're developing your artistry. So it works, in some ways definitely. 


Ophelia’s Eden: I don't think I would feel like, or my authentic self, if I did that which is why I started doing the live looping recently, which at first I was like, what the heck is going on? But then, you know, when you start to get it and then you start to learn new things and you're kind of expressing your song in a different way, it's not exactly like the recording, which is nice as well because it's a new experience. So I've really enjoyed that and I would recommend it to people who want to expand things.

So I use Ableton Live and I use a Novation keyboard and they're linked really well. I used to use different brands, but I think they, they just, you just plug it in and it's, it's there. You don't have to change much. And what that does is, it sets a loop. So you put in the timer. And you'd play the first instrument, so maybe it's the chords or something. And it enabled to now layer loads of instruments as well. So it's a thicker sound, rather than just a piano.

It'll have synths and stuff, so it's all kind of creating this sound. And then, I'd loop that four bars, and then put in the bass. So I'd just, I'd change the meanings of the knobs on the keyboard. So, [it] triggers different things. Okay. Turn on the record for the bass. We call it the bass, and then sing the first verse and then, trigger the drums and then build up the song as it goes. So it's getting more full, but then you can turn things off as well to strip it back so you can, and you can trigger new scenes as well, so it's not just following the same chord. Yeah, you can play in different chords and stuff as well. Add vocal harmonies and loops and stuff and it's really, it's… I really enjoyed it.

I get lost in my own little world. And I'm rekindling with the songs again, in a different way. 


Nadia: So, when you're doing that live, does that mean that every performance is going to be a different performance? 

Ophelia’s Eden: Because you would never do the same, it's not, I'm not, I've not been improvising it really. Usually when I make mistakes, or in the moment I think, actually, you know what, I'm going to... Change it up a bit here, like, when I was doing a video for my Instagram, I triggered the wrong scene, and then, it ended up being really stripped back, and then I was like, oh, I actually really like this part, like that, so then I adapted it, and I'll do that for the future performances as well.

It's a happy accident. Yeah, I mean, a lot can go wrong, so I'm glad that was just that, because, you have to really practice because a lot can go wrong. Miss one beat, you know, it is a scary thing to do, and I haven't actually performed it in front of a crowd. Yeah, I've got a festival this weekend in Cornwall. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I'm gonna go for it, but I'm gonna make sure it's fail proof. So there's always a backup, and if I'm noticing in my practice that I'm doing a mistake over again, I've got a plan B that I can jump to, in the moment, yeah. So it is scary, so I can understand that it's not.

It might be limiting your performance, if you're used to performing really hard, but yeah, I'm gonna go for it, because I enjoy growing and, I don't know, it's developed me as well, which I'm happy about. Good luck with that, I'd like to come and test it out. Yeah! I'll probably be like this on the stage.

Nadia: So are there any artists that you would like to collaborate with? 


Ophelia’s Eden: Ooh, so I did a collaboration with a Bristol producer, she's called Dutchie. 

Nadia: Oh, nice. 

Ophelia Eden: I did a cover of it. Yeah. And she, took the vocals and made it into, it's like a… breaks beat. We did a collaboration there and I actually don't have, 'cause we grew up in the same town. I'd love to do an EP with her, work together. She's a vocalist as well and she does such a huge variety of music from dub to. Soul to a bit of jazz and then to breaks and drum and bass. She does loads of, loads of nice stuff. So, yeah, I'd love to do an EP with her, definitely. 

Nadia: Sick. So what's your favourite thing about performing live? What has been your favourite live performance?

Ophelia’s Eden: Ooh. So, I've played in loads of different set ups across the last ten years or something. In bands and in jazz, we did a seven piece jazz set up as well. Then I started doing electronic music just before lockdown. And then, yeah, so my favourite gig? That is a good one. I used to do a lot of sofa sounds gigs. 

Nadia: Yeah, up in London?

Ophelia’s Eden: Yeah, they're so nice and we did this one in this guy's house. They're usually quite stripped back and, you know, you wouldn't bring a drum kit. And at the time I was playing with a drummer, Louis, and another bassist called Benny and he bought his little drum kit and the guy's face when we came into his flat, he was like, He's going to be playing with a drum kit. And it was maybe a little bit too loud, that he would have expected. But, I think that performance that we did that day was so amazing. And we were so in, we were so tied with each other.

Yeah, I really, and then, you know, everyone, it is such a small space, so intimate and yeah. I think we smashed that gig. That was a really good one. 

Nadia: Yeah. So what are your goals for the rest of this year? 

Ophelia’s Eden: For 2024? 

Nadia: Yeah. So now I'm in the UK and I don't have to worry 'cause when you are living in the van, you always have to worry about power.

Ophelia’s Eden: Supply and it was okay 'cause the first half of it I was just doing the content for music videos and social media and stuff but then then when I started doing the live looping, we were at a campsite, and we stayed there for a month because it was really, really nice, right on the beach. Weather was perfect, north of Spain, just 22/23 degrees, not too cold. So I started doing the live looping then, and then we didn't really have a lot of power and stuff. So, I'm really looking forward to getting in a setup again with my full power and just leaving my keyboards and stuff out. I didn't have to pack it away which is fine. It's a good sacrifice to be out in the nature and stuff, but I am looking forward to working on the live performance and developing new songs that I've been writing for next year, and I want to book loads of festivals for next year. That's my, my goals and my plans, yeah.

Nadia: Cool, well it doesn't seem too unattainable. 

Ophelia’s Eden: Yeah, yeah, I hope so. I feel like then I could progressive study goals, yeah. 


Nadia: Cool, so how would you describe your ideal day off? 

Ophelia’s Eden: We don't have any work commitments, so no work involved. Because it's my job, so am I playing music that day? 

Nadia: Well, do you see it as a kind of fun thing to do?

Ophelia’s Eden: Yeah, definitely. Then I would say yeah. Yeah? 

Nadia: Okay, good. 

Ophelia’s Eden: Literally wake up, have a nice coffee, have a nice breakfast of strawberries or something. Maybe I'd take my dog for a walk and go to the beach and then come home and just play music all day and then like have lunch and then play music, take my dog out again and then go to the festival and play there.

Nadia: Are you an early bird or do you sleep in? 

Ophelia’s Eden: I go through phases. Yeah, I don't know, I actually like to sleep. Yeah, I like sleeping. But, if it's a nice day, I thought we'd get up early. The sun makes me rise normally. Exactly, yeah, and you get up with the sun. If it's raining, I'm always saying that.

Nadia: Winter, that's a whole nother story. 

Ophelia’s Eden: Yeah, definitely, I'm sleeping in winter. In the summer, yeah, you feel like you want to make the most of the sunshine. I'll wake up a bit earlier, but. But yeah, I don't get up at five or anything like that. Nine o'clock is early. Eight o'clock is early. Nine o'clock is reasonable. That's reasonable because you still have the whole day ahead of you. Ten o'clock is like, ooh, bit of a lie in 


Nadia: Yeah. So how would you describe your fashion style? 

Ophelia’s Eden: Maybe a bit weird. Or a bit bold, colourful, I don't know, just mix and match any colours. Don't worry about clashing. Probably the more clashes the better. I've got this checkers, with this random, well it used to be, I think this used to be a sari? And they, they 

Nadia: Yeah, I really like this. 

Ophelia’s Eden: This is from Kate Lord in Brighton actually. 

Nadia: It's nice. 

Ophelia’s Eden: But yeah, just random, I feel like you have to be quite confident to mix and match patterns.


Nadia: Would you say you're quite confident to do that? 

Ophelia’s Eden: Oh, I don't know! Cause I get quite self conscious. 

Nadia: Do you? 

Ophelia’s Eden: Yeah. Maybe then, I don't know, I just, I just don't really think about it. I like things that are comfy, I don't like wearing jeans cause they're constricting and then you sit down and you're like… I like eating in the day as well, I like stretchy things. Oh, that makes me sound like a granny or something. Yeah, usually just wear whatever's comfy. And then patterns. Loads of patterns and colours. 

Nadia: So you're quite colourful, would you say, with your fashion choices? 

Ophelia’s Eden: Yeah, I think so. Yeah, I think that's what people would say, yeah. “You're a ray of sunshine. When you walk into a room.” 

Nadia: Yeah, maybe. So what do you like about Stööki jewellery and the #StookiMovement?

Ophelia’s Eden: Oh, I love it. So I was actually... Really connecting with this. With the good vibes and you know the pattern in here, it kind of looks like my skin. You know, the glow. I like that. I like gold and silver, I like mixing it and matching it together and was looking at these t-shirts as well with the vinyl prints. That's so cool. And it's nice that you make that as well. 

Nadia: Yes, it's all done in house. 

Ophelia’s Eden: And the fluffy hat, the furry, the horse head hat. 

Nadia: Yeah, I love it. 

Ophelia’s Eden: I was checking out your website. There's a pendulum that's the infinity symbol. 

Nadia: Oh, yes. 

Ophelia’s Eden: What is that one called? 

Nadia: Yes, this one and the meaning behind it was unlimited creativity with oneself. I thought that was really cool. So this is Stööki’s take on the infinity symbol. With the two O's. We play with it quite a bit. In our designs, from the branding.


Ophelia’s Eden: That's a really good idea. I like the infinity symbol. And I think sometimes when you wear jewellery and you give it a bit of a meaning, it becomes like a lucky charm. So you kind of give it, so, is it called superstition? Superstition. Is there a name for that?

Nadia: I know what you mean, yes. 

Ophelia’s Eden: Yeah, and you give it meaning, so then when you put it on you're like, “Oh yes. Now I'm in the creator zone.” So I like that. 

Nadia: Yeah, so with Stööki jewellery we do try to have a story behind everything. And even when we're designing as well, it's always kind of evolved from something. 

Ophelia’s Eden: Yeah. And you guys are creatives as well, aren't you? So it's kind of... 

Nadia: Of your own influences into the drawing. And we try to be quite playful with our designs as well. 

Ophelia’s Eden: Yeah, no I love it. And everything's got its own little category as well, you've clearly got the, each little… well, where's the good vibe section, is this it here?

Nadia: Yes, this one. 

Ophelia’s Eden: And then you've got the Yin Yang one, and the peace one. 

Nadia: Yeah, it's really nice and it all fits together in a... Yeah, it's quite a broad range of a lot of our collections actually. So we've got some of the... We've got the grills here as well. Exactly, so yeah, these are a bit more bespoke. But yeah, it's a good mixture of all the stuff that we've kind of done in the run up to the present really. 

Ophelia’s Eden: Yeah, it's amazing. How long have you guys been going for? 

Nadia: Since 2011. 

Ophelia’s Eden: Oh wow! So 12 years. 

Nadia: Yeah. 

Ophelia’s Eden: Wow. It's amazing. And this isn't everything. 

Nadia: Yeah, yeah.


Ophelia’s Eden: I bet. I think because I saw the other one over there, which I saw on the t-shirt. The… 

Nadia: What? This one? 

Ophelia’s Eden: This one, yes. With the chain, that's cool. 

Nadia: Yeah, so even with our vinyl designs, we try to incorporate jewellery elements into it as well. 

Ophelia’s Eden: Nice. So that's why you see a lot of the chain links and stuff just creating the designs too. 

Nadia: Yeah. 

Ophelia’s Eden: I like it all coming together.

Nadia: Thank you, thank you. So do you have any advice for aspiring artists or anyone up and coming in the industry? 

Ophelia’s Eden: I think just go for it. For ages I was kind of thinking, if you don't try, you can't fail, right? You might as well try. And I genuinely believe if you want to do something, you just keep trying. You will, the first time you do anything, you're not going to be good at it, and you will fail. But then you just try again, right? And then you keep trying, and then failing isn't a possibility. Right? You can't, how are you going to fail? Because you keep going. I just call it a learning curve. 

Nadia: Exactly. Exactly. Exactly. 

Ophelia’s Eden: Or like a letdown or rejection. It's definitely taught me how to deal with rejection, because you don't… you're not everyone's cup of tea, right? And a lot, a lot of the time, you're getting rejected because you haven't quite, you know, figured out what it is that you're trying to do in that moment of time. Or maybe that company or person isn't… it's just not going to work out. So you just. You know, look upon the horizon and go for something else and just keep going. 

Nadia: Exactly, it's all part of the process, I would say. All those things you mentioned, rejection and just failure. It's all part of the process of growing as an individual.

Ophelia’s Eden: And it's just a person, yeah, not even about creating. And you can't get through life without it anyway. Yeah. You're always, just, always gonna come across. 

Nadia: Yeah, definitely. 


Ophelia’s Eden: And I think if you wanna do something, just do it. Keep going at it. Otherwise, it's just passed me by. And you don't want to live in regret either.

Nadia: Exactly. You want to make sure you try, and try your best. 

Ophelia’s Eden: Yeah, 100 percent definitely. 

Nadia: So where can we find more of your music? 

Ophelia’s Eden: So, I am going to be working on building up my YouTube channel. Because I want to, every week, commit to doing one full live performance.

It's @OpheliasEden. 

Nadia: OpheliasEden on everything?

Ophelia’s Eden:  Yeah, literally everything. I want to just build a bit more of a community on YouTube. I personally like YouTube and watching videos, especially live performances and stuff because it's a bit longer and you can really get a feel for the song and the artist as well. I might do some, kind of, not tutorials, but kind of behind the songs and open up the projects and show people the layers of the instruments and stuff and give you a bit more of an insight into the creation process because I wasn't really thinking about filming any of that at the time. I was mostly in my dressing gown, in my woolly clothes, hood up, dressing gown just in the studio like a hermit. So I would like to kind of go over those bits with people just to show you the sounds and stuff I use and maybe it inspires other women to produce their own music, and I think, or whoever, it doesn't have to be a woman, but I just think when the songwriters, kind of know what you want to do, so you can hear it, but it's about picking out the pieces and finding the right sounds and the right equipment that you like to use as well. So hopefully it inspires other people as well. 

Nadia: Amazing. Thank you so much. Is there anything else you'd like to add that we haven't talked about? 

Ophelia’s Eden: No. Well I'm back in the UK now, so I'm ready for gigs and stuff. I hope that people will enjoy the music and you can find it on streaming platforms and stuff and I've got an album celebration in Brighton on the 12th of October. 

Nadia: Amazing, that's exciting. 

Ophelia’s Eden: Yeah, I've got loads of surprises that I'm doing because I was thinking… How can I do this really special event that people will remember? So I've got loads of surprises. 

Nadia: What venue is it at? 

Ophelia’s Eden: It's at the Folklore Rooms.

Nadia: Okay. Folklore.

Ophelia’s Eden:  I never know how to say that word. It's near the train station. So if people come from London, it's really easy to get to. And there's loads of surprises. 

Nadia: Absolutely. What do you mean? Live guests? Or do you have to go to find them? 

Ophelia’s Eden: Let's just say... You never know what's around the corner.

Nadia: Wow.

Ophelia’s Eden: For this gig there's going to be loads of… I don't want to give anything away. Thank you so much for having me, I've really enjoyed today and your jewellery is amazing, so, yeah. 

Nadia: Thank you. It's been a pleasure talking to you and getting to know a bit more about your journey and stuff. So thank you everybody, and we're done for another New Music Friday, so make sure you support Ophelia's Eden on all the platforms, and we'll catch you in the next one.


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