You released your first single this year. How are you looking back at “Be Right Back”?
“Be Right Back” really set the scene for the sort of world I wanted to build sonically and thematically with my music, mixing catchy pop hooks with the melancholia and grit of living in London. As an artist I’m always looking at what’s next and I think my writing and sound has matured since then, but it makes me so happy to see that people are still discovering it and resonating with it.
Your music captures a sense of melancholy. Where does this melancholy come from?
I’m a very introspective person and sometimes I think I reflect on things too much. Even in times of happiness, I find myself picking apart people and feelings until I find a problem. I think that’s why there’s such a melancholia to my sound – even when I write about happy things I seem to find the sadness, which definitely comes out in the production and writing.