Inspired #0029 - Dominique Tey


Having released a string of dream pop singles, Stockholm based Dominique Tey has released her debut EP ‘Heartstream’ via Toothfairy. She talks to us about her love for the craziness of Tokyo and the world of Björk. 

Who are you top three musical inspirations
Nina Simon has been a great inspiration, I’ve always had a weak spot for her music, her soulfulness and her deep voice.
My dad listened to The Beatles a lot during my childhood so their music has been a big part of my life and a source of inspiration. 
Björk has also been a huge inspiration for me, she’s always done her own thing and created a world of her own. I saw her performing a concert at the Hollywood bowl a couple of years ago and was totally blown away by her.

Is there a certain film that inspires you? 
Moon Rise Kingdom is one of my favourites. I love Wes Anderson’s aesthetic and the playfulness in his movies. He creates a world of his own and that's very inspiring.  

What city do you find the most inspiring? 
Tokyo is a very inspiring city and has a special place in my heart. I love the culture and craziness but also the spirituality and the mentality of Japan. 

Who is the most inspiring person to you? 
Right now I would say Greta Thunberg, an 15 year old climate activist from Sweden. She’s such a brave and inspiring girl that believes in the cause and making a change. We have to take our climate crisis seriously and we need people like Greta to spread the word.

How would you like to inspire people?
I believe that music reaches beyond cultures and languages and is a big part of the human life no matter who you are or what you do. It connects people, it heals, comforts, brings joy, evokes emotions and puts words on feelings that aren’t always easy to express. There’s nothing that inspires me more.