Can you talk to us more about the song “Worth it”?
It was really important for me to have a song on the EP, that spoke about my relationship with music and the journey I have been on. Its been so crazy, and there definitely were days where i felt like giving up and that I wasn’t good enough. But this song put a positive spin of those vibes for me, by saying YES I CAN DO AND I WILL DO THIS, so thats how ‘WORTH IT’ came about.
Will there be a video for ‘Worth It’?
YES! There will be a video for ‘Worth It’, we had some different idea’s but wanted to keep the video simple and stripped back so that it wouldn’t distract from the song.
The single comes off your new EP Worth It – whats the story behind the title?
People that have followed me from the beginning will know how many ups and downs I’ve had with trying to break into the music industry. I think a lot of people have confidence issues, low self esteem, anxieties I do too, and that why worth it felt like the perfect title. Because no matter how you feel or how many knock backs you have, just remember its always worth giving it a shot. You are worth it, and hopefully I’m proof of that.
What role does London play in your music?
I’ve always lived in London, I’ve grown up here. I always think I want to move away somewhere hot, but I don’t think I ever could as London is my home.
How has your upbringing influenced your writing?
My upbringing has definitely influenced and shaped me in all aspects. I did’t have it all rosy. I had to learn life the hard way from the early stages and that has brought depth in my writing topics.
Already two years has passed since your days on X Factor – what did you learn from that experience?
The X Factor was a great opportunity and experience. It wasn’t as easy as it might have seemed from the TV screens but it has given me great exposure that I am very grateful for.
Did the success and what not from the show and later work has put any pressure on your shoulder when releasing a new material?
Yes. For a long time I was afraid to disappoint everyone with my music so I kept writing songs but actually never putting anything out. Although hard, the time off was a learning curve and now I’m back and feel so much better.
Do you tend to take a different approach when you are collaborating with someone else rather than in your own?
Not really. I make sure I put my 110% in everything I do staying true to who I am.
What were some of the influences for the EP?
I think for ‘WORTH IT’ that was massively influenced by EMILE SANDE. I love her music, where its all about the voice. Its also the only emotional song on the EP. There are lots of different vibes on the EP which I’m really excited about. i would say its cool, current, with some dance vibes also.
Any plans to hit the road?
That’s definitely in the cards. Hopefully soon.
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