Belle Ville is an atypical Danish duo, which produces sound from the electropneumatic pop and trip hop, with sensual and sexy voice of Line .
In between doing a million different things Line talked to us about their projects been working on, influences, and also progression as an artist.
Here is an interactive interview to discover BELLE VILLE:
My name is Line. I was born in the summertime and grew up as I was supposed to do. When I was a child my idol was the Danish queen, because she had beautiful dresses. When I was a little girl I wanted to become a ballet dancer so I started practicing and planning my career and everything. It was then when I realised that the town I lived in had no ballet school and decided to move away. Since then I haven’t been dancing, but I’ve been singing and playing a lot.
One of my best gigs I played was our EP-release party this winter. It was so much fun because the venue was crowded and we were bursting with pride for the big cardboard box with EP’s that we’d received a few hours before the show. Kavinsky played a dj-set at the venue later that night and well, maybe he was actually the reason the place was so packed, ha! One of the best gigs I have been to was Sigur Rós at Roskilde Festival 2006 with my first boyfriend. I loved the way the music and the situation made me cry almost all the way through the concert. I love music that really touches me and triggers my feelings (who doesn’t?).
Now I live in a tiny attic flat with Jonas, an upcoming author. He has been editing the very last details for his debut novel every night since I moved in. Wonder when it’s finished. In my house you can find a lot of red and turquoise furniture from the 70’ies and my refrigerator is usually full with milk and honey.
I enjoy hanging out in Copenhagen’s green parks and do that a lot. I can spend hours lying in the grass listening to my iPod and spying on the other park guests. One of my favorite places to visit is my boyfriends house, because he’s inside it.
On weekdays I write emails and songs and on weekends I usually write songs and emails.
My favorite song at the moment is Open by Rhye, You And Me Both by Arthur Russel and Dreams by Fleetwood Mac. I love this kind of a little bit kitschy music that makes me wanna dance and dream at the same time. Thumbs up for tunes that feels warm and sounds cool at the same time.
A film I watched lately and really liked was a music video my brother just made for the Danish singer-songwriter Jonathan Schultz.
The last series I watched and loved was a very short one in 8 episodes by the Danish filmmaker Per Fly called Forestillinger. I’ve been looking for it everywhere, but it’s impossible to find in any shop or at the internet.
I am very inspired by train journeys, people in parks, long talks with close relations, evening light and morning light in the city and in the countryside, everything that goes through my nose and eyes. I love summer nights and hate myself for being the most irresolute girl in the world.
I am addicted to movies, I just cannot stop loving the way the combine my favorite things (sound + pictures + dialogue).
I get totally fucked up, when I can’t make the pieces fit. The next day I need to try again.
Local Suicide reminds me of sexy, French coolness.
Tomorrow I will rehearse with the band and consider cutting my hair short. Next month I will spend with my family in our summer house by the sea. I will be reading books and riding my bike in the woods. Next year I’ll do it again. In 10 years I hope I finally have saved enough money to travel to the moon.
If I wasn’t a dreamer, I would be a stone or any other very hard, heavy thing.
If my life was a Hollywood movie, nobody would have the main role, because I don’t really like Hollywood movies. If I could have sex with anyone, it would be my love.
If I was a car, I would be a black Jaguar. If I was an animal, I would be a black Jaguar. If I was a drug I would be opium. If I was an invention, I would be the internet. If I was an object, I would be a fork in an Italian restaurant. If I could date myself, I would be happily free of clothing crisis before leaving home.
If I could play with anyone it would be so cool. I would like to collaborate with a lot of different people. I am very curiously inclined.
If I had only one wish, it would be to keep getting better at what I am doing.
I would never kill myself, because life is beautiful if you look close.
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Listen to the full debut-EP at Soundcloud: