Was there a moment when you just knew that music was for you?
I think it was actually when I came out of Loyle Carner’s show at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire – it was my first show and I remember sitting on the bus home thinking it was the best shit I’d ever seen - I knew I wanted to move people as he moved me and that’s where it began
Other than Loyle Carner, who are you enjoying listening to?
When it comes to music I’m enjoying, I sit in quite a few different genres. I love Erykah Badu, The Internet, Steve Lacey and I recently discovered a lot of funk, like Parliament-Funkadelic and Sly and the Family Stone.
Do you place your sound in a singular genre?
I don’t know, I feel like the idea of a genre has dissolved recently, which I really like. Everyone is always like, ‘What kind of music do you make?’ and I always reply, ‘I literally don’t know!’
How are you managing studying and music?
This past year I’ve felt like Hannah Montana, it was like I was living this double life. I’d be at school and then I’d suddenly remember I’ve got rehearsals, I can’t lie, it was really stressful. I felt like I wasn’t giving my all to music or studying so while I’m on this European tour, I deferred my offer to study English Literature at UCL to next year. I kind of just wanted to take this time to throw myself into [music] 100 per cent.
What was your Glastonbury experience like as a performer?
It was sick. I did three performances and got to go on BBC Two which was so stressful but also a lot of fun. Right before going live, I spilt coffee all over myself and was crying in the portaloo trying to scrub it all off! Other than that, it was incredible.