So, I know that your piano teacher was the one that told you to do something with singing. How do you go from a teacher telling you to do something to actually making it your profession?
I took piano lessons—just to get the base of it down—because I love songwriting, and I knew that was something that I’d need to be able to do on the piano. In my first ever lesson, I played “Someone like you” by Adele, and then I was like, “Oh, I can sing as well if you want me to?” ’Cause, normally, I’m so used to singing it when I play it, and he was like, “Yeah go on then!” So I was singing away, playing, and he said, “You need to really do this!” And I think when you are at that age, ‘cause I was thirteen when that happened, you’re so young, you don’t know how to get into it. It’s all very daunting, and you don’t really know what to do. There was that kind of edge of how do I do this?
He was like: “You need to do it! Go to music school, start there, and find a way.” He was really inspirational, saying you got to work hard to put yourself into every corner, every position you can to get out there and to do it. I felt really confident because of that, and since then, I’ve never stopped. That was my mission, my life’s mission. Even at school, I was like, “Right get my grades, get my exam results, and get out of my hometown, go to music school.” I was sixteen when I went to my music school. I was just on a mission.