Hey, tell us a bit about yourself.
23 year old singer/songwriter/producer born in Guildford, Surrey. Ive been making music for almost a decade, but only went solo at the start of this year. After the BBC picked up my first single, it’s all been crazy! I was spending some time at home with mum, because I was struggling with my mental health. It’s all a bit of a blur now when I think back to it, but either way, I had a lot of alone time where I just put whatever I was feeling into songwriting. I never had the confidence to do it alone, I’m one of those people who, when surrounded by friends I’m the loudest in the room, but I’m actually pretty insecure.
Where did the new single come from?
So, yeah, after my first single was picked up, Melita Dennett, the Introducing DJ for BBC South, asked if I’d like to come and do a live session. I was SO excited, but had to force myself to sit down and churn out a LOAD of new music. This is how Anti-Social and the rest of the Medicine EP came about. Each song represents something I have experienced, along with what I imagine is thousands of other girls my age.
It was hard to make the overall sound not too slow & sad because the topics are actually quite hard hitting. Anti Social is about social anxiety from the perspective of people around the victim. I wanted to take a new angle on the subject. Mental health is starting to have more of a dialogue in mainstream media, but I think there are still really important behaviours to address. I’d love to have had the budget to create a music video for the song – I have so many visual & imagery ideas for the subject too.
Is there more content in the pipeline?
YES! I’m soooo excited about my new single I can’t contain it! Its my big release for this winter. The song is called Black Dog. I don’t want to say much about it, but I will say its got plenty of theatrical drama, paired with some sultry alt electro beats & bass.
What’s on the horizon for you?
I’m in the process of signing an exciting PR deal so hopefully soon I’ll be reaching some more fans. Other than that, writing writing writing, I’d love to release another EP or maybe even a small album.
There will be a lot more live shows soon, I’ve done a couple recently and they have been SO much fun. And I’m hoping to make my way onto the festival circuit next summer.
Festivals are my ultimate weakness. I love them so much.