Emilia Mitiku's broken heart inspired her to write the songs for her latest album, 'I Belong To You'.
Emilia Mitiku's broken heart inspired her to write her new album, 'I Belong To You'.
The 35-year-old Swedish-Ethiopian singer felt she was stuck creatively after achieving initial success with her single 'Big, Big World' aged 19, so decided to move to Berlin for inspiration, where she met a mystery man who became her muse.
She exclusively told BANG Showbiz: ''I was in this box ... I wasn't making any progress with my music, I wasn't happy with the way life was and I just needed to wake myself up. It was the best time of my life. I fell in love with the city and I fell in love with a man.''
Sadly, Emilia's romance in the German capital didn't have a happy end, as they split up leaving her with a broken heart, but plenty of inspiration for a new album.
She added: ''He's been a big reason why I wrote the album. Even though he hurt me a lot, he actually made me feel things. He was also a musician and I learned so much from him. That you can do the music you love and still be successful.''
Speaking of the track, 'You're Not Right For Me', she added: ''I thought he was Mr. Right, and he was lovely, just not right for me. I was miserable the whole time, in a way... Whenever he left the building.''
'I Belong To You' was released yesterday (11.03.13).