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Emilie Autumn

Emilie Autumn is a popular singer-songwriter and violinist. Her sound has been described as “Dark Cabaret,” “Fairy Pop,” “Fantasy Rock,” “Victoriandustrial,” and “Psychotic Vaudeville Burlesque.”

Though she is not directly associated with steampunk, she has adopted a neo-Victorian style in her music and costuming, and some of her music has incorporated industrial sounds such as locomotives and old machinery.

“So, it’s sort of a steampunk thing, which I didn’t know about at the time but think is pretty awesome,” she once said in an interview with LA Weekly.

In addition to her music, she’s author of The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls, a novel with autobiographical and historical fantasy elements.

Major releases: The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls (2018); Fight Like a Girl (2012), Opheliac (2006), Enchant (2003).