We spoke to Sweedish ‘Death Gospel’ star Louise Lemon about a few tracks that have inspired her sound in the lead up to her London show at The Black Heart.

Louise Lemón is returning this month with new single ‘Cross’ and has embarked on a huge UK and EU tour which also ran along side her critically praised debut album  ‘Purge’ earlier this year.

The Swedish ‘Death gospel’ artist is set to deliver a truly awe-inspiring release that sees her channel the confident and sultry vibes of the early Fleetwood Mac-era, producing a tighter and more focused sound in the process.’Cross’ is out on 28th September but in the mean time you can listen to a ‘Apalacherna’ below, taken from her debut album ‘Purge’ released earlier this year.

Since the release of ‘Purge’, Louise has been focusing her attention on more elementary deep sounds and even more profound lyrics and we can’t wait to hear what she has in store for us. In the lead up to her London show, we asked Louise for a few tracks that have inspired her sound over the years.

George Harrison – My Sweet Lord

This song is a constant for me. Jim James from My Morning Jacket has made a beautiful cover of this one too.


Fleetwood Mac – Albatross

My mother used to play this vinyl when I was younger and this song makes me feel like home. This is what I listen to day in and out. Calming my heavy heart.


Derek and the Dominos – Layla

The way the guitar and vocals are screaming at you, i get weak! All the sounds in this song are my absolute favourite, it’s just so good.


PJ Harvey – This is Love

That’s love. The simplicity of this song makes it so complex. It describes the very feeling. This is also a song I used to play alot on my first electric guitar and has inspired me alot.


Led Zeppelin – Dazed and Confused

This is all I want from a song.

Louise plays The Black Heart, London on Wednesday 26th September. See her other tour dates here.