As you just mentioned, you’ve produced your album yourself, but also worked with famous producers like Fraser T. Smith (producers of Adele, Florence + The Machine, Drake, Sam Smith, …). How was this new kind of freedom?
It was good! I started the album at a time where I didn’t have any money to pay a producer and was unsigned, so I decided to just get a home studio and learn how to do it myself. I think when you write music, you have ideas in your head, but you don’t always know how to communicate your idea to the producer you’re working with. Being able to produce your own songs is a good skill to have and I think it has given the album a sort of bedroom pop vibe.
You’ve matured a lot in your sound. How important is that evolution for you?
I think I always try to make music that is true to me and I wrote this album when I was between 21 and 23 years old, which is a period where you figure out who you are and what you want do with your life. I just wanted to write about all the things that are relevant to me and I feel that my music reflects that. I released my first album when I was 17 years old, so it’s natural that I matured.
We’ve heard the album and can say that you wrote some badass songs that sound completely different compared to your previous work. What is your favorite song from your new album?
You can definitely say that! I love “Loyal To Me”, but I think that “Love Letter” is currently my favorite track on the album. The song is “Loyal To Me”‘s little sister and is another ode to the R&B of the ’90s with Destiny’s Child as one of the main inspirations. I think the album as a whole is very vulnerable and quite fragile and emotional, so I was like: “I wanna have some songs on the album that are a little bit more uplifting.”