How does it feel to be back?
I was quite scared because being away for four years, you naturally worry about how the first thing you release will be and how you bring yourself back into that whole world again. I was so overwhelmed and amazed by how the reactions are and how supportive everyone was. It was nice to see that there are still so many people hungry for new music, which I wasn’t expecting.
You vanished for four years but used the time to rediscover yourself. How important was this journey for you?
It was so important for me. I felt that I really needed to connect with what I absolutely wanted and find the core of what I want to do. I needed to step back, get in touch with myself again, and realize what kind of music I wanted to make. I was thinking a lot of the phase I wanted my career to go and it was probably the best thing I’ve ever done. I was finally able to take the reins and power back of a lot of things that maybe started to feel like they weren’t in my control as much anymore.
When I started to make music again, I built my new team around me that I wanted, and it was such a nourishing feeling. Being able to have had that time to figure out how you want things to go and who you want to work with. It was very empowering to create this new team.