How would you describe your sound as an artist?
I guess I’d describe it as pop, but with a country influence. I love doing acoustic stuff, and writing slower, more folky songs – but I also love the energy of performing live with my band.
Which artist inspires you the most?
Ed Sheeran, because I admire the fact that he has worked so hard to get to where he is today. It’s inspiring that he can fill a stadium of 60,000 people with such emotion, just by using his voice and guitar. He has always stayed true to himself, and still remains so grounded despite his incredible success.
You’re putting out your debut EP soon, what can you tell us about it?
It revolves around my ex boyfriend, and explores all the feelings that I experienced before, during and after our break up. I’m still playing around with a few ideas on the name of the EP, however at the moment I’m leaning towards ‘Save Me’. The EP will feature 6 tracks, which I think will allow people to get a real taste for what my music is about.
What do you have planned for the rest of the year?
I will be focusing on my studies, and continuing with my songwriting major at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. My debut EP should be out by the end of the year, and from that I am expecting to do some live shows, which I am really excited about.
Do you play any musical instruments?
I do – I play the piano and guitar, and have done since I was young.
How do you unwind?
I like to sit outside, look up at the stars, and just lose myself in the lyrics and melodies of the songs that I’m listening to. It has always helped me to think more clearly about what I’m going through at any given time.
What was the first CD you remember buying?
The first CD that I bought was by Madonna. My parents were big fans of hers, and so I naturally started listening to, and enjoying her music too. Her concert was the first one I ever attended!
Do you have any pre-performance rituals?
If I’m performing by myself, I take a couple of deep breaths to calm down, and try to enter the bubble that surrounds me whilst I’m on stage. If I’m performing with a band, I high-five each member, and say something positive before we go on stage.
What’s your favourite song of all time?
At the moment, my favourite song is What About Us by Pink, but my all time favourite has to be Small Bump by Ed Sheeran.