Formally a touring DJ and an ongoing producer, girl_irl is one of many aliases of Em Perlman. Their perspective of the future and intuition to stay one step ahead of the game allows them to bring familiar yet undiscovered sound for the sole purpose of your enjoyment. Inspired by their diverse roots, girl_irl is exploring all aspects of today’s sonic landscape, tapping into new genres and bringing a new sound with it. Em’s MENA roots combined with an Atlanta upbringing brings forth new inventions. With their first single, “Sinclair,” going viral and even gaining admiration from The Needle Drop and Alternative Press they are carving out a new lane in the music world and taking 2022 by storm.
Rei Low: So before we jump into the questions, how’s your day been?
Rei Low: What significance does Sophie have to your sound if at all?
Rei Low: What about PC Music’s influence on your sound?
Rei Low: Looking through your inspiration playlist, there seems to be some international selections, where are some hotspots and what artists that you admire outside of the U.S.?
Rei Low: Yea I noticed you had some heavy syncopation and counter rhythms going on in Siren.
Rei Low: How is your sound inspired by your fashion and vice versa?
Pretty sure I’ve always just gone with whatever I like, I finally getting a little more comfortable sharing what I do music-wise with my parents and I remember showing my mom some photos from shoot while I was in LA she told me something along the lines of how I’ve been marching to my own drum since I was little. I don’t know. I’m a twin and love being a twin, but I think that helped me form a more solid identity to who I am, what I wear and what I create.
Rei Low: Have you gotten out of your comfort zone since entering the music industry?
Rei Low: How has your life changed since the release of Sinclair?