1) How are you spending your time during Lockdown?
I'm mainly just doing work and being as creative as possible. video calling my friends!
2) What was the inspiration behind your debut EP Naked?
All of the songs are written at different times about different things over about a 2 year time span. However they each capture an emotion or feeling for over the past 2 years, it was very important to me that each release documents a chapter of my life. So i guess the EP was essentially inspired by my own life experiences, however a broad range of artists inspired the production.
3) Name the standout track in your opinion from the EP Naked?
I think "People like me", will always have a special place in my heart. it was the main catalyst track for the EP and i really like it.
4) Can you describe what the writing process looks like when you're writing a song for you?
There's two scenarios in which i write a song. First being at home by myself with acoustic guitar, the other being in a session with another producer/writer.
If I'm writing alone, its usually if I'm feeling sad or have something I'm feeling very strongly about, I really want to write about the feeling because its therapeutic but also the best lyrics I write are when I'm really itching to get something out. I'll just sit with my guitar and play around with melodies and then lyric the melodies.
In a session, we'll come up with a loop or vibe for the track, I'll then find something that I'm feeling or something that I've experienced that has inspired me recently, then together we will create a song around that idea.
5) What lyrics are you most proud of that you've written?
Verse 2 of "People like me".
or the whole of 'Whole of me' that song is deep and still makes me cry.
6) Being based in London does this influence your sound?
I think it definitely must do, I know a lot of writers and artists, I see a lot of live music of all different genres. my music definitely has a very British feel to it.
7) Brit School is a famous establishment, what was it like to train there?
Pretty unique. I couldn't have spent my 14-18 year old years at a better place. More than anything it taught me to be independent as a person and as a musician, it gave me the confidence to just go for music full time once finishing school, I'm so happy that I did.
8) What's the hardest part of being an artist in the music industry today?
For me I think it's the constant pressure to be 'new'. like before this EP had even come out people were asking me what would be coming out after the EP. I wish people could spend more time on each release and each re branding, It's so much time, effort, money and passion goes into each project, I'd hope that the audiences can stay on one release for a longer time despite the industry pushing for more.
9) Where is your favourite music venue to play?
The Bedford in Balham.
10) What's next for you in the future?