Art Of Production: Carmen Villain

Conor McTernan travels to Oslo to meet Smalltown Supersound affiliate Carmen Villain, to go deep on her fifth album ‘Only Love From Now On’ and moving from alt-folk to experimental electronic music.

“Carmen Hillestad, the artist better known as Carmen Villain, thrives in uncertainty. In a musical world where the only constant is change, the Norwegian-Mexican artist takes a chameleonic approach to both composing and arranging a broad spectrum of leftfield music. After turning her back on a career as a model, she pivoted towards life as a singer-songwriter, making dream pop and guitar-driven indie-rock in the early 2010s before taking another hard left turn, edging further into the world of downtempo experimental electronics...”