Emma Cairo is a Scandinavian artist who ended up in California in the pursuit of sunshine & a career in music.
Singing songs with no regard for current trends and sounds, blending her melodic tunes with inspiration from different periods, popular genres and world regions. Emma Cairo has meddled in many genres with a long career singing in bands in the US as well as Asia; rock, pop, jazz, country and Nordic folk / ballads - as well as dance music. This diverse influence shines through in Emma Cairo's original music with a strong and incredibly diverse and soulfull voice.
Emma Cairo's 2017 album "In East & West" is playful melodic pop/rock with some elements of Nordic Noir (Nordic folk). The album was released in March of 2017 and features the popular theme song for the crypto youtuber "In It for the Money" and was highly praised by L.A. Music Critic.
The album also features the infectiously catchy "L.A." - an ode to L.A. that stays just on the right side of clichéd, and it has a hook that worms its way into your mind without you noticing, and then it stays forever, leaving behind a curiosity to experience the sunshine city for yourself. Cairo has performed all over the world and in 2018, she opened for Rising Star winner Jesse Kinch at the world famous Viper Room in L.A. Emma Cairo's music has been played on - and she has guested - Dash Radio's Mayhem & Token Show, the Playboy Radio Show, and L.A.'s local KPFK FM 90.7.
Emma Cairo also collaborates with other artists, and in 2019, she released the single "The Secret Song" with DJ Hotkutt (now DJ Severin) and the duo performed the conscious song at the Freedom protest in Copenhagen August 29th 2020, and the track is featured on the Sound of Freedom episode 94 by British DJ, author and freedom activist; Mark Devlin.
In 2021, Emma Cairo collaborated with the Danish rapper Question Mark on the track "The is Earth protect it" calling out Elon Musk on his environmental hypocrisy. The song was created in order to promote the SpaceX Protest on March 19th 2021 in SoCal.
In 2021 Cairo also released a project inspired by her Nordic roots and the old spiritual tradition of the North called Seiðr (Nordic shamanism). She created a free app with her original viking sounding chants: the Nordic Manifestation Chants.
Emma Cairo's latest EP 'Demos from a Lost Decade' is as it sounds: demos from 10 plus years ago, her first entirely self-produced release. In a time where women are still underrepresented as producers, Emma Cairo decided to bravely follow in the footsteps of PJ Harvey and her self-produced album '4-Track Demos'.
"These songs are dreamy and melancholic - like walking through a mist at dusk in Scandinavia," says Cairo about the release. "They give glimpses into my dream world and echoes Nordic fairytales - or gives the experience of listening to the soundtrack of a weird French film," Cairo says, smiling mischievously.