KYGO – EXCLUSIVE ONLINE COVER SHOOT AND INTERVIEW

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Kygo – real name Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll – is always on the go. When we caught up with the tropical house sensation, he was in New York, doing promo for his new sophomore album, ‘Kids In Love’. It won’t be long until he’s jumping on a plane to his next destination.

 

The 26-year-old DJ and producer wasn’t planning a career in music, but what started off as experimentation on Soundcloud has resulted in a meteoric rise to fame, billions of streams, and shows at huge festivals such as Coachella and TomorrowWorld. We caught up with Kygo to chat about mixing up his sound, his dreams to work with Ed Sheeran and never sitting still.

Hoody by Kygo Life | Trousers Kygos own

 

How has your unexpected success affected you personally and how do you stay grounded when you’re playing gigs to thousands of people on an almost daily basis?

It’s about the people you surround yourself with. I’ve kept all my old friends, my manager, my girlfriend. They keep me grounded. It [fame] doesn’t really affect me that much. I see my family, I keep busy by always traveling and playing shows. I get to do what I love for a living.

 

You popularised tropical house to the point where you were working with superstars such as Ellie Goulding and Selena Gomez. How did you arrive at this unique personal sound?

It was just through a period of experimenting. When I was studying [at university] I would play music in my bedroom all the time. I spent hours and hours experimenting with different sounds. I was inspired by [artists like] Avicii and Swedish House Mafia but I felt like everyone else was trying to sound like them, so I started listening to other stuff like deep house and found the sound I have now. It wasn’t like a plan, it was just stuff that I thought was cool.

 

How do you prepare to play live? Do you have any pre-show rituals?

I like to take ten or fifteen minutes before the show to concentrate and get in the zone. There’s always so much stuff going on and so many people around.

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You’ve recently collaborated with a plethora of artists such on your new album; some which are well known, like John Newman and OneRepublic, but some which are still largely under the radar like The Night Game. Why did you choose to work with these artists in particular?

My label sets up a lot of studio sessions for me. They recommend people to work with. I like to be very open-minded about people I work with. Even some songwriters or artists I’ve never heard of before, I’ll just try it and see what happens.

 

Is there anyone you’d love to work with down the line?

There’s a lot of people! Always on top of the list is Ed Sheeran. I did some remixes of Ed Sheeran four years ago. The Weeknd would be cool. Coldplay could be cool. Imagine Dragons as well.

 

In what way is your new album, ‘Kids in Love’ the follow-up or partner album to your last record, ‘Cloud 9’?

I think it’s a follow-up. There’s definitely some of the same sounds in there but a little different. I’ve tried to have fun with myself and my sound and mix it up. I didn’t want to make the same album or a similar album all over again, I wanted to make something new. I’m very happy with it. Some of the songs I’d be jamming on the piano but some of the songs were demos that would get sent over that I’d feel really inspired by. With the OneRepublic track and The Night Game track, we wrote those both from scratch together.

Coat by Coach 1941 | Shirt by Diesel Black Gold | Hoody by Kygo Life | Trousers by Michael Kors

Do you have a favourite song from the album?

It’s always tough to pick a favourite as I like all the songs on the album but I think ‘Kids In Love’, the title track if I had to pick, would probably be my favourite.

 

Is it because it means the most to you?

Yeah, it does! I’d been working on the song for over a year. When I make a track it only takes three days or a week or two, then after a while, you make some tweaks and release it. I usually like to tweak a song but it doesn’t make it much better. It’s not good to change it too much. This song sounded so big and powerful that I wanted to make sure it was perfect before I released it, so I spent a lot of time on it.

Jacket by Frame | Tshirt by London Denim |Jeans by Zadig & Voltaire

What is your FAULT?

I’m definitely always late. I can’t sit still. If I’m sitting in a chair I always have to move my feet. It must be quite annoying – not for me but for the people around me!

 

Words: Aimee Phillips 

Photography: Conor Clinch 

Styling: Dee Moran

Grooming: Graziella Vella using Becca and Kevyn Aucoin

Production: Adina Ilie

 

‘Label Lust’ – a FAULT Magazine Beauty Story by Sarah Brown

 

PHOTOGRAPHER: Sarah Brown

MODEL: Cynthia @ Elite Models

MAKEUP ARTIST: Sarah Redzikowski

HAIR STYLIST: Sarah Redzikowski

NAIL TECH: Yasmine Elwakil

 

 

FAULT In Conversation with Seth Travis – the man behind Man Of Metropolis

Seth Travis has a myriad of experience within the creative industry, working with names such as Ralph Lauren NBC and Bloomingdale’s to name but a few. Previous experience aside, Seth somehow found the time to create MAN of METROPOLIS Magazine, a publication centred around fashion, grooming, travel and all things of interest to the modern man. Now in their third year of publication, we caught up with Seth to discuss his career, motivations and meet the man behind MAN of METROPOLIS.

 

You’ve been in this industry for over 15 years, for you what’s been the most positive change within the fashion industry for you?

I think a lot of people think Fashion is supposed to be this cool elite group that very few get access to. But I would say technology with the use of social media and other web platforms has empowered entrepreneurs like myself to combat that notion head on; not a great change for rule makers but an awesome change for the rule breakers like me. You don’t need an ivy league education, or need to know somebody at a massive brand or publishing house to break into this industry anymore. It’s all about talent again. The will to succeed is the ultimate equalizer.

 

When and why did you decide to set up Man of Metropolis Magazine?

I was working on the Ralph Lauren brand in New York in 2010, it was a dream company; but not a dream job. So I started blogging under the name MAN of METROPOLIS, a few years later we turned it into a MAG and now we are 8 issues in ending the year with 3 huge celebrity covers; Edgar Ramirez, Gregg Sulkin, and Brittany Snow.

 

Where do you go to find inspiration?

Growing up it was music videos and films. I think those formative years were really critical in how I develop my taste. I know everyone thinks their generation was the best for one reason or another, but man the 1980’s and 1990’s were the golden age of music video making. And the movies! Top Gun, Indiana Jones, Red Dawn, The Karate Kid, Footloose, etc. Those characters really meant something and were iconic. So I think movies and music will always be the first places I go for inspiration.

 

What makes a person a Man of Metropolis?

We do a lot of fashion editorials. So the MAN of METROPOLIS has to have a strong sense of style while being open to taking a fashion risk or two. That said he’s also one of the good guys. He is relentless in the pursuit of the best version of himself, always. He wants to look great, free great, be great. So this should permeate in the way he treats others, his impact should be positively felt throughout his daily interactions from work to his personal life. He is MAN ELEVATED.

 

What do you look for in the editorials you feature and the talents you interview?

I am always going to look for a well-produced project from start to finish; this starts with great communication and ends with impeccable execution. In terms of the look and feel of the story that varies we produce with a lot of talented people and there is no reason to ask them to all shoot like Mario Testino or whoever; we want their point of view because our reader isn’t always in New York, he may be in Nashville, or Chicago, or Miami. So the stories have to be interesting and applicable to several kinds of guys. For interviews, it really is about the timing of our issues. We try really hard at building content around a theme for any given issue. Our NEW Hollywood Issue is a wonderful way to close 2017 for us. It comes out December 4th. I am very proud of it and very grateful to the incredible team of people who helped on it.

 

You wear many hats within the creative industry, what keeps you motivated to stay active with Man of Metropolis when you already have an established career?

Ya know the American Dream is to be your own boss, right? Or at least that is what my American Dream is. I am motivated by the freedom to create. Every issue we have challenges me, but ultimately I think overcoming these challenges and bringing life to new ideas with other talented people is extremely rewarding.

What’s next for the magazine?

2018 looks really big for us, especially now that HQ is in New York. MAN of METROPOLIS has really hit it’s stride back in New York and we continue to get the right attention from all sides.

 

What is your FAULT?

At my core, I’m an artist, but I also have a very strong entrepreneurial side. That said I am super sensitive. The great part of that is I connect really well with creatives and the talent we feature; the other side of that coin is if you don’t come through on a commitment it can really take a toll for a few days. I think our words should hold more weight more value. The kinds of promises people break in this industry can be remarkable. So I sift through that group quickly as possible, dust myself off and move on; but yeah I am a sensitive guy. It hurts my feelings when people don’t come through.

FAULT meets Schoony – Hollywood’s favourite artist

Since storming the London art scene in 2008, urban artist Schoony has certainly made his mark within the art world and beyond – his celebrated Boy Soldier sculpture having garnered international recognition, and a number of Hollywood fans.

 

Boy Soldier is again reincarnated in the artist’s latest collaboration with Woodbury House, along with two more exclusive pieces; FAULT spoke with the multi-talented Schoony to discuss his partnerships with Woodbury House and streetwear brand Dark Circle, his experience across the film and art industries, and the inspirations behind his pioneering hyperrealist sculptures…

 

You worked in film prosthetics and special effects for a long time – what drew you away from this to become a solo art practitioner?

I took the plunge into a new career as an artist to share a skill and a passion for my artwork, inspired by my work in the film industry.

Your sculpture ‘Boy Soldier’ has been featured in films, and is a favourite among big Hollywood names – what do you think is the appeal of this particular piece?

I think Boy Soldier has become so well-known because it resonates with so many people from every walk of life. Some countries do send their children to war and the repercussions are horrific, and this piece is able to highlight this injustice.

I used a life cast of my nephew Kai for the piece, as he was aged seven when it was created; the same age as some of the soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq would have been ten years ago, which added an additional level of meaning for me. It is a future I do not want for my nephew, and I think this piece is able to bring that to life.


War and mortality seem to be key themes within your work, what is it about these aspects of society that you find so intriguing to explore in your practice?


War and mortality are both issues that are of huge importance to me, and very much in the forefront of people’s minds, as the media is plagued with horror stories of war and terror happening globally.

My work is able to reach people on a different level to online news or national papers, as people are less able to distance themselves from it or become desensitized to it – it is brought to life in a bigger way. I try to be influenced by everything I see, hear or feel and work on matters that demand attention.

 

 

You work predominantly in life cast sculpture, but do you see yourself experimenting with other mediums in future?


I have worked and experimented in many mediums over the years but, primarily, I use fiberglass resin as the foundation for a majority of my works as it is so versatile and robust. I do use various silicones of varying density, pliability and viscosity for my hyper-realistic pieces, as it is almost like the touch of skin.

In recent years, I have branched out into 3D scanning and printing. I own a number of different printers that produce works in different materials: ABS plastic, liquid resin, and powder. I use this medium exclusively now to create the heads for my models as you can achieve a true copy, compared to traditional lifecasting techniques. It’s a long process, but with much better results.


I do also experiment and play with different painting techniques – I particularly like the Montana spray paint range for its vivid dense colours.


Are there artists, past or current, who you have found inspiration in, or whose work you admire?

I have always been a huge fan of James Jean – I’m always amazed by the work he produces. In terms of artists who I feature on my walls at home, I have numerous Jeremy Geddes, James Jeans, Pipsqueak, and my most recent acquisition is a light work from Max Patte, from an astounding show that was held at Sir Ian McKellen’s house.


You recently collaborated with Woodbury House Contemporary Art on three exclusive pieces – how did the collaborative process behind that come together?
I have worked with Woodbury House for a number of years, and we have a great working relationship. They put forward the opportunity to do a three-way collaboration with Dark Circle, and I immediately jumped at the idea.

Having the chance to work collaboratively with Woodbury House and Dark Circle has been a unique and highly inspiring artistic process; we’ve been able to amalgamate two very different artistic styles to create a unique range of works.


I was especially excited by the fresh look and feel the Boy Soldier sculpture was given by the Dark Circle team, and I love the design they have worked into my creation.

 
As well as your Boy Soldier sculpture, you also created two-panel pieces for the collection – Butterfly Kiss and Bruiser – what were your inspirations behind these works?
The inspiration for Butterfly Kiss was based on the short lifespan butterflies have, some only living days or weeks. The sculpture shows the same person in this moment together, and through this connection, they create the shape of a butterfly.

The sculpture was a life cast of my wife and, to me, showcased how fleeting and short-lived love can be and to appreciate the time you have, to appreciate the beauty, and to love yourself.

 When my daughter was born in December 2015, it made me realize how women can be repressed and feared by certain groups in this world. Bruiser was taken as a 3D scan of my mate’s daughter, as I wanted to make a piece that represented that underlying strength and power that all women have.

 

 
You’ve also recently collaborated with the clothing brand Dark Circle to create a collection around these three pieces – is fashion an area that you’re interested in, either as a medium to create works, or more widely as a part of modern society and self-expression?
I love fashion! Fashion and art go hand in hand. It’s a form of art and self-expression; the way somebody dresses can speak a thousand words. If I can spread my ideas through this medium, then I really like the idea of art being able to cross all borders and giving anyone the chance to own something that speaks to them.

I am always open to new and creative ways to bring my work to the masses – and it’s pretty cool to see your work walking down the street!

 

 
There is a lot of discussion about the art industry’s accessibility, pricing and regulation – what are your thoughts on this?
Anything that can make art feel more accessible and available to a wider range of people has my backing. Art should be attainable to all, and not a select few.

 

What is your FAULT?

One of my biggest faults is money – I get through it too easily!

 

 

Words: Jennifer Sara Parkes

 

 

 

Shaving With The Force With Philips’ Star Wars inspired Razors

 

Many of us share the childhood Christmas memory of us rushing to the tree to see what newfangled toy Father Christmas had placed there. Sadly, we all also share the memory of watching those toys turn into the dreaded “practical gift” territory as the years went by. Don’t get me wrong, I’m very grateful for the suitcase, umbrella, fountain pen and notebooks I have received in my adult years, they’re practical, and I did need them; they just failed to conjure up the same level of excitement as years gone by. This Christmas, I was setting up for very much the same experience, but then I discovered that Philips has teamed up with Star Wars: The Last Jedi with a new range of electric razors, and trust me, these ARE the droids you’ve been looking for.

The range of shavers fuses Philips high tech innovation with Star Wars creative vision to release five different shavers based on characters from the franchise. Choose between The Dark Side, The Light Side, Poe Dameron, BB-8 or franchise favourite R2-D2 inspired designs!

 

I went for the Poe Dameron (played by Oscar Isaac in the movie) model otherwise known as the Philips SW6700, and it’s a beauty. I’ve bought film inspired grooming products from other brands before, and the visual design has never been to this high standard. The attention to detail which I’ll go into later is astounding, and it’s great to see a brand which is synonymous for it’s visual and graphic design on screen, implementing their same high design quality into their products off-screen.

Usability wise, it’s up there with the best of them. Its 8-direction head works well both wet or dry shaving, and as someone with sensitive skin I was a little apprehensive before using the razor dry, but I’m happy to report that it didn’t irritate or feel uncomfortable. A brief look through its various settings and I found the Turbo+ mode. Activated by pressing the X-wing symbol (which is an excellent easter-egg to Star Wars fans), you’ll be able to cut through thicker stubble and achieve a closer shave in less time – something to remember if you’re buying for someone with thick facial hair.

Each design delivers its own unique shaving experience. For example, if destroying planets and building massive clone armies is more “your thing” (and who are we to judge), opting for the ‘Dark Side’ razor might be more suitable. The battery level metre is ingeniously displayed using Kylo Ren’s unique lightsaber design, but there’s more to this than merely visual design. A SmartClick Precision Trimmer allows for the user to shape their moustache, sideburns or perform shape ups which is something which isn’t available on the R2-D2 model, so it’s well worth having a read through all the specific designs on their website below if buying as a gift.

With the Darkside, Lightside and Poe model, you’ll also receive a hard case within the box making them perfect gifts for people who find themselves needing to travel a lot. On the R2D2 model, the lights flicker on and off in the same manner as the sassy droid to which it gains inspiration from.

All in all, I couldn’t recommend these shavers enough not only as a great gift for movie fans but also for as a gift for someone after a top of the range electric razor. Using the Poe Model, I was able to shave the closest and most comfortable shave compared to any other electric razor that I’ve tried. As a Star Wars fan, it’s a well designed and thoroughly considered homage to the franchise; it’s clear that they are developed by a team who understand the franchise and its favourite characters. The collection is an excellent example of practical and well-constructed gifts not having to be boring; a great shaver made better by expert creativity.

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Starley: FAULT Magazine Get To Know One Of Australia’s Most Exciting Musicians

Get To Know: Starley

 

Starley first hit our radar with the release of her single ‘Call on Me‘ which received critical acclaim and stormed into the charts across the globe. With the release of Starley’s ‘Been Meaning To Tell you’ releasing at the tail end of October, we caught up with Starley to discuss, motivation, new music and all things FAULT.

 

FAULT: Your musician story is very much about resilience and you’ve really fought for your place in the industry today. What kept you driven up to the point of Call On Me, what kept you from not giving up?

Starley: Music has always been my first love. Ever since I was a little girl I’ve wanted to be in music, so it’s this dream that lives deep in my core. I tried various paths, trying to be an artist when I was younger, then deciding I was going to be a songwriter and trying that route and eventually I was brought back to being an artist. The thing that kept me going was that drive to live my dream. I just couldn’t imagine doing anything else. There was a time, before I wrote Call on Me that I started getting really depressed. I thought, I’ve been working so hard, and I’ve tried every door and it’s not working for me, so maybe it’s not meant for me. So I started thinking about other careers. I thought about becoming a personal trainer so I could work with people and be out doors. But, getting a place where I was even thinking about a career change broke my heart and led me to the keyboard in my old bedroom in my parent’s house (where I had moved back to) which is where and when I wrote “Call on Me”. When I wrote that song I knew I had to sing it and it’s become a massive record for me! I really feel it was God helping to keep me on my path, and along with that, it was just the ability to go with my gut and listening to my heart that kept me moving forward, even through the darker times.

 

FAULT: Within the industry, it’s not uncommon for people to want to change and alter artists into a completely different image, how do you ensure that everything you do is 100%, Starley?

Starley: I think because my first record kind of blew up from obscurity, I’ve been able to really own my image, style and sound. Occasionally I’ll try things that don’t really feel like me to see if it will work, but if it’s not right, at the end of the day, I won’t do it!

 

FAULT: Can you explain the feeling of fighting for so long to get your music out there and then to finally receive the widespread international recognition for your work?

Starley: It’s amazing. It feels like a weight that gets lifted off your shoulders and for a minute you’re able to just breathe and think, ok, I was right. I am meant to be doing this. But then that quickly fades and you start focusing on the next record and how to get that one done and out into the world! Haha!

 

FAULT: What keeps you motivated?

Starley: God, my family, my friends and my love of music!

 

FAULT: When you’re in the process of making music, how do you know when a song is right?

Starley: It’s sort of a feeling. Sometimes when I’m writing it I can feel it, but sometimes it’s when I listen back to it and I’m able to think, yes, this is something!

 

FAULT: Whats one thing you’d never apologise for?

Starley: Good question, maybe that I won’t compromise who I am just to succeed!

FAULT: When can we expect to hear more music/what can we expect from your upcoming work?

Starley: Well, my next single is out now and I have more coming… definitely an album next year!!

 

FAULT: If you could give any advice to your younger self, what would it be?

Starley: Believe in yourself and go with your instincts! Oh, and don’t take advise from people you wouldn’t want to be! I love that advice.

 

FAULT: What is your FAULT?

Starley: Hmmm…. My biggest fault would probably be that I’m indecisive as hell. With relationships, to music, to what I want to eat…haha.

FAULT Magazine Brand Focus: 31st State

 

31st State – Style & An Abundance of Substance

 

Ah, the teenage years, oily skin, bad hair days and pimple breakouts galore, sadly all three of these can follow us into our adult lives, and for that reason, I decided to review 31st State, a skincare range explicitly produced for young men.

31st State skin, body and hair products combine active naturally derived ingredients such as Manuka and Witch Hazel. While there has been a recent surge in popularity, in truth, dermatologists have been recommending the ingredients above for centuries due to their restorative skincare properties. Despite this, you’ll often find products on the market are jam-packed with additives, over perfumed and packed with preservatives, not something you want to use on sensitive or any other skin type for that matter. Seeing all the unnaturally infused products on the shelves inspired the founder of 31st State, Stephanie Capuano to formulate her range of products for her teenage sons to use, and that’s what we’re testing out in today’s ‘FAULT Brand highlight’.

I started with the 2-in1 Hair and Body Wash, at the most basic of evaluations, it’s a pleasant body wash. The body wash doesn’t have an overpowering scent like the many other products aimed at young men on the market (or the chemical cyan hue). It’s a delicate product and doesn’t leave your face feeling like you’d been slapped by a cactus the way we’ve seen with other high-end cleansers. A look at the ingredients shows that it’s still able to fight off bacteria without the harsher chemicals too. Containing silver and zinc, the former works to fight spots and bacteria while the latter works to control body odour and soothe irritated skin; I find it’s great for an all-round body wash.

RRP £8.99

Moving on to the Foaming Face Wash, like I said the Hair and Body Wash was more of an all-rounder, but sometimes you want a more in-depth cleanse to start your day. For those times, I used their Foaming Face Wash, designed to cleanse the skin of dirt, oil and bacteria thoroughly. The face wash is excellent for anyone prone to oily skin (as most teenage boys are!). To combat redness and irritation tea tree releases into the skin slowly over the course of the day which is exceptional for soothing the skin post-shaving. Manuka works to cleanse and rid the skin of oils which could lead to spot. I’d recommend using this product once every couple of days, as I would for most cleansers as the trick is to remove excess oils which have built up over time and not to completely remove the skins naturally occurring oils all healthy skins has.

RRP £12.99

The Overnight Clearing Pads were a great addition to my nighttime routine, mainly because it was so easy to do – making them a small ask for any young man to add to his nighttime routine. The pads are rich in Lactic Acid Manuka and Tea Tree which helps to shrink pores and remove the surface dirt and oil from a tough long day. An excellent addition to the Christmas list, it’s low maintained and easy to use but will make such a big difference to anyone’s skin!

RRP £15.99

Of course, there’s more to appearance than only the face, so to combat those bad hair days, I reviewed the Easy Hold Styling Gel. Well I didn’t, my housemate did, my “having hair days” are far behind me! Filled not only with Tamanu but also shea gives a natural hold and definition to the hair without the clumps and stickiness of other products on the market. Now you’d of heard a lot about shea this year, with she butter being one of the beauty industries runaway ingredients, Tamanu oil adds hair shine and UV protection. My housemate mentioned that it has a great hold, he wasn’t having to reapply throughout the day, and it washes out exceptionally quickly compared to other products he had tried.

RRP £6.99

 

All in all, we’re highly impressed by 31st State! It goes without mentioning a lot of the time, but they have also carved out the perfect branding approach for a product such as theirs. It’s cool; a Californian surfer-dude aesthetic is so fitting for their user base. It’s the quintessential product for any young man’s Christmas list – a brand with both style and substance made for men who personify the very same qualities.

Shop the product – www.31st-state.com

Paloma Faith: Exclusive Fault Magazine Issue 27 Covershoot And Interview Preview

Paloma Faith

“the world keeps spinning and somehow you find your way”

Photography: Ram Shergill

Fashion Editor: Rachel Holland

Makeup: Lan Nguyen-grealis

Hair: Eammon

Nails: Cherrie Snow

Fashion Assistants: Ana Carnu & Hebe Fox

Words Miles Holder

Since the release of her debut album, Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful? Paloma Faith unique vocal tone has been heard the world over. While working as a life model, Paloma’s goal was to be seen, as a Brit award-winning solo artist, Paloma’s goal was to be heard and seeming from her politically charged but optimistic upcoming album, The Architect, Paloma seeks to be a voice for the otherwise unheard. About to embark on a 17 date tour, we caught up with Paloma to discuss her career, the album and all her FAULTs.

 

Your album opens with a spoken word from Samuel L Jackson, how did you both come to be working together?

He has a charity called ‘One For The Boys’ and I did lots of work for them, and he once grabbed my arm and said ‘I owe you a favour and I’m not somebody who says that lightly.’ I was contemplating asking him to do my supermarket that week but decided to use it on something more valuable.

 

 

 

Owen Jones has a politically charged spoken word on the album, what was it about Owen that made his inclusion so significant to you?

I took him on tour with me at the end of my last campaign, and I think he’s fantastic. He’s a sign of hope for younger generations and speaks in a transparent way, which is lacking in politics today. People don’t understand what they hear a lot of the time, but with Owen, he gets through to people. He’s also an optimist and despite the fact that he’s fighting for something out of arms reach, he has an energy of hope which all the great speakers like JFK, Obama and Nelson Mandela had it. It felt important to not be like “the world is shit, and there’s nothing we can do about it” throughout the album.

 

Your song with John Legend is very uplifting, and the record isn’t all doom and gloom. Why was it essential for you to have a mixture of the two themes?

The main album that inspired me was Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On because that’s an album that about kindness and compassion which is missing from the world. It’s all very well looking at numbers and seeing what needs adjusting, but not enough thought is put into the people affected by those choices. I feel like this album is reaching out to be a voice for the unheard.

 

What’s been the hardest hurdle for you to climb in the music industry?

I tend to be someone who can’t do anything the easy way. I got my first job at 15 and I’ve never been surprised by the hurdles in my way because I’ve always expected there to be hurdles. I’ve accepted that, but I think the hardest thing to overcome in life as a whole would be childbirth! I’ve never had to lose weight, and I have a new respect for people who you see trying to change their life for the better because it can be hard. When you have a kid for the first time, no one has entirely told you how terrible it is, and you lay there thinking “I’ll never get my life back again”.

What is your FAULT?

I overthink things, but with FAULTs, in general, I think they manifest positively and negatively. You might go out with someone like in my case and say “he’s so bloody relaxed and it’s frustrating me so much” when I have to go to the airport, but then it’s a godsend when I go home from being stressed, and there’s air of calm throughout the whole house.

Find out who else will appear in the issue here

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