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PHOTOS BY CARLY BUTLER • INTERVIEW BY CARIANN BRADLEY

WATCH ALMA'S "STAY ALL NIGHT" HERE, AND PRE-SAVE HER ALBUM HERE.

CARIANN: Talk to me about being a woman in music — and a progressive and opinionated one at that.

ALMA: I just love to be a human in music who has crazy thoughts and is able to share them! And to have some people that even understand what I'm trying to say! That's sick and makes be happy. Of course I've had my stuggles but I'm in a good place where I can only work with people that believe in me and don't try to change me! I think working with people who are just assholes is not worth it.

C: You've collaborated with a lot of great musicians — what's been your favorite collaboration? Who are you looking to work with next?

A: I've worked with so many amazing artists; I've been very lucky with that! I always love to work with Charli XCX, she's a good friend! Working with Miley Cyrus was dream come true and being part of writing the Ariana Grande ft. Miley & Lana for Charlie's Angels was huge! My dream would be to work with Lady Gaga! She's my fucking hero.

C: We heard the release of her new album is postponed. We have our fingers crossed for you! We have not been able to stop listening to "Stupid Love" and are absolute Lady Gaga stans here at l'Odet. 

A: Ah SOMEDAY! I wish that album out asap, we deserve it.

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C: What are some topics you've been exploring in your music recently? What have you been learning?

A: I've been writing lot of dark stuff. I think I'm in a point in my life where I'm brave enough to share my dark thoughts and my struggles! It makes me feel better to get stuff out of my head.

C: What's something you've been through that you've been exploring? A lot of our readers struggle with mental health issues and trauma, and I'm sure would be interested to know more of what you've been through.

A: I've had panic attacks and panic disorder throughout my life. I still struggle with it and I don't like places or events where there are lots of people. But I try to beat it as much as I can. Try not to give up on it! There's better times when I'm 100% good and I'm controlling it.

But there's also times when I'm a mess. I've learned to love both sides. I've also accept that panic won't leave me forever, but I will learn how to deal with it. I've always been very ashamed of my problems but after I open my mouth, I understand everybody is struggling. Speaking fucking helps!

C: I love your work — I've really been jamming to "Mother's Daughter" lately. It felt like a very political anthem, and I know you've mentioned that y'all wrote it when Trump was elected. I know you're Finnish though — what does that look like when it comes to political themes in your music? And maybe you can tell me a little bit about where you're from, too.

A: I love to work with big names because they have so much power and so many people hear their message! So when I started working with Miley I just hoped she would be up to do something more than just good pop music and she was! She was as angry as I was that Trump got elected and I think at that time people started talking and thinking about human rights and how actually fucked up things are. So we were just talking about what feels wrong in the world and that's how "Mother's Daughter" was invented.

C: How do you think your personal music differs from the music you write for other people? I know you're likely catering those ideas to other people, but what makes you passionate about your own sound?

A: Creating music and writing my thoughts down is therapy for me. It's literally my way of dealing with life. Then, writing for others is a passion. I love it. That makes me happy, but you know, it doesn't make me cry.

C: What are some topics you've been exploring in your music recently? What have you been learning?

A: I've been writing lot of dark stuff. I think I'm in a point in my life where I'm brave enough to share my dark thoughts and my struggles! It makes me feel better to get stuff out of my head.

C: What's something you've been through that you've been exploring? A lot of our readers struggle with mental health issues and trauma, and I'm sure would be interested to know more of what you've been through.

A: I've had panic attacks and panic disorder throughout my life. I still struggle with it and I don't like places or events where there are lots of people. But I try to beat it as much as I can. Try not to give up on it! There's better times when I'm 100% good and I'm controlling it.

But there's also times when I'm a mess. I've learned to love both sides. I've also accept that panic won't leave me forever, but I will learn how to deal with it. I've always been very ashamed of my problems but after I open my mouth, I understand everybody is struggling. Speaking fucking helps!

C: I love your work — I've really been jamming to "Mother's Daughter" lately. It felt like a very political anthem, and I know you've mentioned that y'all wrote it when Trump was elected. I know you're Finnish though — what does that look like when it comes to political themes in your music? And maybe you can tell me a little bit about where you're from, too.

A: I love to work with big names because they have so much power and so many people hear their message! So when I started working with Miley I just hoped she would be up to do something more than just good pop music and she was! She was as angry as I was that Trump got elected and I think at that time people started talking and thinking about human rights and how actually fucked up things are. So we were just talking about what feels wrong in the world and that's how "Mother's Daughter" was invented.

C: How do you think your personal music differs from the music you write for other people? I know you're likely catering those ideas to other people, but what makes you passionate about your own sound?

A: Creating music and writing my thoughts down is therapy for me. It's literally my way of dealing with life. Then, writing for others is a passion. I love it. That makes me happy, but you know, it doesn't make me cry.

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Creating music and writing my thoughts down is therapy for me. It's literally my way of dealing with life. Then, writing for others is a passion. I love it. That makes me happy, but you know, it doesn't make me cry.

Creating music and writing my thoughts down is therapy for me. It's literally my way of dealing with life. Then, writing for others is a passion. I love it. That makes me happy, but you know, it doesn't make me cry.

Creating music and writing my thoughts down is therapy for me. It's literally my way of dealing with life. Then, writing for others is a passion. I love it. That makes me happy, but you know, it doesn't make me cry.

Creating music and writing my thoughts down is therapy for me. It's literally my way of dealing with life. Then, writing for others is a passion. I love it. That makes me happy, but you know, it doesn't make me cry.

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We aim to redefine the way we talk about what's happened to us, no matter the subject. L'Odet exists for the named to encourage the nameless.