In Norway’s Emma Steinbakken, there can be found a moment of crystalline simplicity. “I do pop music,” says the 17-year-old rising singer, with streamlined directness. “The truth is very important to me and I want to show people that. I write how I feel, with very straight-forward lyrics. I don’t drop hints.” But, as with so much in the world, behind simplicity and truth often lies undeniable complexities. Beneath the surface of ‘pop’, Emma has forged the melancholic with the empowering.