How was it to be an artist in 2020?
It kinda sucked. Usually, when I’m making music, I’m with producers and doing sessions. This year I’ve been writing at home on my own, which is fun and good, but the whole production side of things is just harder. Hopefully, I’ll be doing some more sessions next year.
You’re called the next big thing, how does that feel?
I really like that, because I believe in my music a lot, so it feels good that people also feel that and appreciate it. I’m definitely not afraid. Music is what I love to do and is something that helps me express myself. Throughout lockdown, it had just been me and my mum and we’ve had a conversation about the fact that I don’t communicate about how I feel mentally and emotionally. I think music is a safe space for me to let my emotions out. It’s like therapy, a second mom.
Isn’t it strange that you’re breaking through after a tourless year?
It’s kind of sad because I couldn’t do a lot of shows. That would have been an opportunity for me to grow as an artist. Last year I wasn’t really doing a lot of live shows, but this year was going to be the first year where I was going to enter that world. I’m excited to do it hopefully in the future.
Did you ever expect to become this big so fast?
I had this conversation with a lot of my friends. There’s a constant craving for more. I don’t think I’ll ever look at myself as big. I think things are going slow and steady. I’m grateful for every acknowledgment and everyone who discovers my music. It’s so nice to see that I was in people’s Spotify Wrapped, even as someone’s number one artist. That to me is the biggest achievement. I have those artists for myself and for me to see that I’m that person for somebody else, that’s really cool. Things can just fall into place, it’s a nice feeling.