Hiya, thanks for joining us in the virtual RGM lounge today, grab a brew and take a seat.
A lot of people seem to be talking about you at the minute, how does that make you feel?
It’s definitely strange, but it’s also been really lovely to see all the support across social media. I’ve been wanting to release this track for a long time now, so it’s great to know people are enjoying it.
What made you decide to become an artist?
I don’t think it was ever a decision as such. I’ve been singing, acting, dancing all over the place since I was very little. I think the moment I decided I wanted to pursue it more seriously, was probably when I moved to my dad’s, and we started to professionally record some of my tracks. He has so much faith in me, and it’s something I’m not used to.
In your video you are choosing to not let us know your face or real name, why is this?
Because I want the world to understand that my music is not about what I look like. It’s not about my gender, my sexuality, my weight etc… As an artist, I’d never want to put myself in a box; I am always changing and evolving both creatively, but also just in general life. So I think not showing my face or my name conveys the ever-changing nature of us as human beings, but also takes away for me, that aspect of being defined by my music.
What do you define a musical concept as?
A musical idea; a piece of music that serves as a tool for narration.
What’s your favourite song right now from another band currently on your local circuit?
I don’t have a favourite song necessarily, but a couple of artists I really like: Shoshanna, Fitzroy Holt, The Novus, The Pagans SOH…
What support is out there for new artists in Birmingham?
I’m pretty new to the scene so I’m not entirely sure, but I know there’s tons of places to gig, and there’s also the BMA’s, which is a great platform for independent artists.
What useless party trick /talent do you have/?
I can do a really good impression of Brad Pitt in Seven: “what’s in the box?”
What was the most fun you have had on stage?
Probably a few years ago when I was at school, running up and down the stairs during a song.
What was the worst experience on stage?
It wasn’t necessarily on stage, because I haven’t done a great deal of stage performances, but during my Livestream I forgot my words for the first song. Wasn’t the best start.
Tell us something about you that you think people would be surprised about?
My star sign is Libra.
Do you sign up to any conspiracy theories?
I’m a very deep, existential thinker, and as much as I find conspiracies interesting, I personally choose not to sign up to any.
Talk me through the thought process of the single Cross Me?
I was 18 when I wrote Cross Me. I was going through quite a rough period in my life, and I always turn to music when I feel I need to channel some feelings, or process an experience. I wrote the lyrics before the music, which is how I write quite a lot of my tracks. It started out as more of a poem before it became a song. It also didn’t really have a chorus, until I got to the studio.
What was the recording process like?
I recorded with Gav and Liam at Magic Garden. It was quite daunting at first because obviously, we were all strangers to each other. But they’re both so amazing and made me feel right at home- which is why I ended up recording all my other initial tracks there. It really is where the magic happens. We spent 2 days in total on Cross Me, about two years apart. As time went on, there were bits and bobs that I wanted to tweak and change, so we revisited the track before the release.
What was the biggest learning curve in writing the single?
With writing Cross Me, I really had to learn to trust myself and go with my intuition. I’ve also learnt that even if I feel like I’ve moved on from a song, it still served me in that particular chapter of my life, and it still has it’s place in this world. It has definitely taught me patience.
Would you change anything now it’s finished?
I don’t think so. We changed a couple of things before the release anyway.
What are your plans for the year ahead?
Share more music with the world!!
Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?