If I twisted your arm and you agreed to pigeon hole yourselves to one genre, which one would it be?
Alternative experimental acoustic trip-hop trance possibly? I am primarily a singer-songwriter and when writing, I don’t usually consider any particular genre, as I tend to write in the moment.
If you had to choose one element of your music that defines your music as a whole, what would it be and why?
My voice because I feel that it is quite distinctive and versatile.
What made you get into music?
I come from a very musical family and was exposed to music from a very early age, as both my parents were pianists, so I suppose it’s in my blood. As a child I was very drawn to the radio and regularly found myself singing along to everything and anything on the radio regardless of the genre. Making my own music was a natural progression, as I wrote my first song when I was six years old.
What’s the story behind ‘Hollow’?
The track is about situations where life in general may get quite heavy and one finds oneself at a crossroad, about finding the light even when the odds are stacked against one, in order to move forward by incorporating positive behavioural change in one’s life for the better. Sometimes one has to recognise that one needs to change certain things that one may not like about oneself, as it may be detrimental emotionally not to make changes for the better.
What sort of reaction have you been getting since it was released?
The single has been very well received thus far and I am delighted that an open-mindedness still exists in the industry today.
You’ve seen quite a bit of the world, what do you make of the music cultures from places you’ve visited?
I loved the music scene in The Netherlands in particular, as there is such a wide variety of gigs or concerts available virtually every night of the week featuring local and international bands, artists and the like. Music education and social cultural provision in the Netherlands is often cited as a strong example for innovative practice that enables its communities to access the building blocks necessary for nurturing tomorrow’s musicians whether they be of classical, jazz or pop leaning. It would be wonderful if this type of model could be used globally…