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Tell us a bit about yourself?

I'm a 19 year old singer-songwriter and producer based in Brighton. I'd say my biggest influences are artists such as The Japanese House, Lorde, James Blake, and Bon Iver.

There are a lot of emerging artists in the UK right now. What sets you apart from the rest?

I think something that might set me apart from the rest is that I'm a young female solo artist who performs under a pseudonym, and that I don't plaster my appearance all over social media and so forth. I don't want to completely conceal my identity or anything, but I want people to be able to listen to my music at face-value with no prior judgement of it based on what I look like or who I am. I think the industry really over-sexualises women, and I guess this is my 'protest' to that!

What’s your back-story?

I treat songwriting almost like journal-writing - they're always quite raw and honest, and pretty much tell how I'm feeling and what's happening to me at that point in time. The last track off my debut EP which I just released is kind of about being in a bad place, but having that one person that always lifts you and drags you out of those dark, bleak times. A lot of my tracks are quite chilled and perhaps even melancholy, but I think this track is really upbeat and hopeful, reflecting the reasoning behind the song.

What are you working on at the moment?

I've just released my self-produced debut EP which I've been working on for the past six months. It's mad that it's finally out after all this time! At the moment I'm just planning on gigging off of my EP around the UK, and trying to really build some momentum with it. I'll also work towards a new release around Summer, but for now it's playing shows and doing interviews and stuff like that.

What's the first song you remember hearing?

I think it was probably Travis or Queen. Flowers in the Window by Travis is so nostalgic for me - I remember hearing it on the radio in my kitchen at home when I was really young.

You're in a Karaoke Bar - What's your go to song?

Easy. Dancing Queen by ABBA, every time.

What was the first gig you went to?

The first ever gig I went to was You Me At Six at Wembley Arena when I was fourteen. My mum came with me and sat there with ear plugs in whilst I screeched their lyrics. Those were the days.

Which song do you wish you'd written?

Dancing Queen!

Which song changed your life?

Probably 'Still' by The Japanese House. It's such a beautiful song - I never tire of listening to it. That song inspired me to make the music I do now.

Which song would you like played at your funeral?

Hmm. Dancing Queen? No, I'm kidding. Maybe 'Blood' by The Middle East.

What song is stuck in your head right now?

This Is Not A Love Song by bülow - she is so good.

What was the first Album you bought?

Ocean Eyes by Owl City. I was the O.G Fireflies fan.

Which song made you want to play music?

Probably something by Gabrielle Aplin or Lucy Rose. I listened to their albums when I was about sixteen and thought, 'This is what I want to do'.

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