To the uninitiated, how would you describe your sound?
I'd say it's soul music. There's jazz and Motown vibes, heavy drums and real orchestral elements. It's a real fusion of old and new sounds.
Your vocals are out of this world but whose voice do you never get tired of hearing?
I could never get tired of Dusty; her tone is intrinsic, so dreamy. I'd also have to say Amy; I could put on any one of her tracks and just loose myself in her voice. Never get bored of that.
Growing up, who were your biggest influences?
My Pops. He fed my young ears with great music, all the greats-I have that to be very thankful for. As a youngster I loved MJ/Jackson 5, Aretha Franklin and Christina Aguilera. I would spend so much time trying to hit those high notes haha!
What was the last record you loved?
I just discovered an artist called Mr Jukes, he's been around for a while but changed his artist name, his album 'God First'. It's a mad record, big big tunes!
You’ve worked with producer Alan Nglish since your Brit School days, what makes your partnership so special?
Honestly we just get each other, from the very first time we worked together it sort of just clicked, musically there's no limits with Al, if I say let's try something his already there. We both have a real eclectic love for music; soul, jazz, ska, classical, hip hop… we spend hours in the studio just listening to music we love and looking for elements to draw from. We're able to create music that we both really love.
Have you ever imagined doing anything other than performing?
As a kid I always loved to sing and be creative, whether it was acting, poetry or attempting ballet. I guess in the back of my mind I never really had a backup plan 'so to call it', I just loved doing what I loved doing. I remember writing a list about life goals it read: singer/actress, journalist or PE teacher. So I'm 1/3 of the way there.
What can people expect from the EP?
4 tracks. It's a big sound. Horns, strings, heavy drums, orchestral sections and something a little more raw.
What’s next for you?
After the full release of my EP, I shall start some live gigs, which I'm really looking forwards to. I shall also be finishing off my album. It's almost there.
“Ring The Alarm” is out now.