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3.19.2020

On the Road, for the Record: ALMA

Finnish musician Alma is gearing up to be the future of pop music. Co-signed by Elton John, and with various high profile collaborators such as Tove Lo, Charli XCX, and MO under her belt, Alma has built an undeniable buzz with her heartfelt, addictive sound. Known for her writing skills, she co-wrote “Don’t Call Me Angel” alongside Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, and Lana Del Rey for the 2019 Charlie’s Angels remake. With an album currently in the works, Alma has been teasing new music in her live set.

Last month, Milk met Alma on her tour bus before her performance at Brooklyn Steel to chat about her Sunshine Kitty Tour, her travel essentials, and the importance of keeping a routine.

Although her tour has been canceled, Alma is still on her game. Today, she dropped her visual for “Find Me” — check it out below:

Oh, and as for what she had bopping on the road — we’ve got you covered:

What is the biggest misconception about being on tour?

That artists party every night after the show! Hell no, I tried that, but it’s pretty hard work!

What is your top beauty secret when traveling?
Shower whenever you can! Lol

What’s one thing you can’t travel without?
My headphones! Without music, I would be very bored!

Anything unexpected happen while on the Sunshine Kitty Tour?
Tove Lo broke her foot! I fell down the stairs and almost broke mine too, and my wisdom teeth started growing and hurting. SO Rock ‘n Roll!

You’re on the road with friend and collaborator, Tove Lo. What have you learned from her?
I’ve been learning from her since we met the first time about 4 years ago! She’s an amazing performer and songwriter!

How do you maintain the energy of a crowd going from somewhere like Brooklyn to a smaller city?
I love smaller cities! Usually, people, there are very excited for artists to come and play! I enjoy every show as long as people are there and enjoying it!

The audience at Brooklyn Steel was very responsive–how have you learned to interact with your audience? How have you fostered that connection over the time you’ve been performing?
I was a very nervous performer until a couple of years ago! I had to really push myself to be able to go to the stage. Now I enjoy it and I feel comfortable and it’s the best feeling ever!

Do you have a favorite song to perform on stage? Why?
I love to perform all-new songs from the album! They just have the right feeling and it feels very liberating to sing them!

Favorite venue?
I have to say my hometown venue called Tavastia! That’s the first venue every artist plays! A lot of memories from that backstage!

What can fans expect from the upcoming album?
An honest me and the best me. I hope it was worth the wait!

What advice do you have for someone going on tour for the first time?
Try to enjoy it as much as you can! Shows will go great so don’t stress about them, fans are very kind and supportive even if you’re having a hard day. Try to have at least one routine you do every day, something you do at home too!

Special thanks to Polaroid Originals

Stay tuned to Milk for more on the road.

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