For Dierdre, creative freedom provided the opportunity to wholeheartedly embrace the electronica that had gradually become an important part of Ekova's eclectic musical mix. In a sense, it was actually a return to her roots: "Before I came to Europe, I was a Goth hippie!" she explains, laughing. "I was clubbing three times a week, if not more, and just dancing. Then when I started making music, I just gave myself completely to it. And now, making more danceable music and being onstage with electronic music, I'm dancing more and more. I feel like I'm going back to being more myself. And electronic music is really part of who I am, even though I set it aside for a while to learn other things."