WILDLI (Desde Finlandia)

Name of the band: WILDLI (solo artist)
Year in which it is established: 2019
Name of the members and composition: Noora Jalokinos
Band’s hometown: Turku, Finland
Discs or ep: (names and quantity) This Moon Is Never Full – EP (digital release)

1.- Why dreampop?

I’ve drifted towards dreampop very naturally. Obviously, I’ve been exposed to bands
such as Cocteau Twins, Slowdive, Beach House etc… But I don’t think I ever made a
conscious decision to start making dreampop myself.
I began creating sounds that were appealing to me and supported this vision of a
dreamy, otherworldly story I wanted to tell as WILDLI. After finishing a couple of songs,
a friend of mine said it was “good dreampop” and that’s when I realized that was
actually what my genre had become.
As a genre I adore the playfulness and ambient elements of dreampop. My
background as a sound designer in film school has made me think of sounds more
comprehensively. I feel like dreampop bands use a wide palette of sounds, which to
me is beautiful.

2.- How did you meet (if there are several) and if you are a soloist: How did you start
your creative solo process?

I began my solo process in the summer of 2019 with my first demo release “Dreams Of
Being Like Everybody Else”. But even before making my music public, I have a history
as a musician and independent producer. I started making my own music when I was 12 years old. I took studio courses when I was 16 and studied a little bit of sound
design in an arts academy when I was in my 20’s. I always had my solo projects in the
background, but I guess I never was ready to fully commit to it. Until 2019, when my
life went through a dramatic change that kind of crashed everything. Music was a way
for me to process that pain and find my life again.

3.- Where do you frequently create (your) music? In which space (s)? And how do you
invest your (their) times in creation?

I make all my music in a bedroom that I’ve converted into a studio and home office.
Right now I’m a freelance writer, so I work from home. That leaves plenty of time to
work on my music weekly. Sometimes daily, if I feel inspired.
I’ve recently given up my steady job to focus more on music. It’s a big sacrifice, but
also a big investment in my dreams, so I feel like it’s worth it. Time and doing what I
was made to do, music, is worth more to me than money and steadiness, so I figured:
Why not just do it?

4.- Do you (s) already have live concerts? What are the most important and where did
they go?

I began my solo career in the middle of the pandemic, so live concerts have been
impossible to arrange, but I’m working on at least one in the future.
5.- What do you think is the ep or hit song of your band and why?
My most popular song so far has been “Grace”. It’s highly influenced by the sounds of
The Cure and I feel like the whole build up of the song is unconventional, ethereal and
meaningful. I feel like it attracts people both in its energy, but also its softness.

WILDI «This Moon Is Never Full»

6.- What references did you take to create your music?

I listen to a lot (I mean, A LOT) of The Cure, ever since I was a kid. I’ve always loved the
way Robert Smith sings, like he’s in pain. I love Mazzy Star, Grouper and The
Cranberries. Vocalists who feel the song and give their soul to interpreting it; that’s
what attracts me. Also, storytelling, lyrics built on vivid imagery… I try not to take too
many references though. I have a lot of ideas in my head, but I guess most of those
ideas are actually influenced by the music I listen to.


7.- What do you enjoy most of your music?

My music is poetic and easy to drift off to. I feel like it’s a piece of my dreams and the
world inside my brain. It’s effortless, but carefully crafted as well.

8.- What do you think about the creation of the Dream Dream pop platform? Do you
think (s) that this space is necessary?

I’m excited about this platform. I think any place of artists to meet each other and
display their work is necessary these days, since the world works hard to cut down the
support of artists constantly. We need to support each other.


9.- A message that you want (want) to deliver or free words from the band to the

I just hope you enjoy the dreams and visions I’ve poured in my music and it gives you
some kind of hope that even someone like me can make something out of nothing.

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