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was more about singing and everything being more instrumental. I went on to explore different sounds and different ways of producing music and I think maybe I’m now coming back to what I started off doing. After doing something like Clarity it was quite difficult to then create a new sound so I wanted to make sure I had that sound before I was just a featured artist. You’ve done a lot already at quite a young age – moved to London, toured the US and released two albums. Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by your lifestyle or have you managed to keep your feet on the ground? I’ve definitely learnt to keep things normal and it’s made me able to come to terms with things and handle things a little bit better, rather than if I’d just indulged myself or jumped in the deep end of music. It’s good to have that separation for sure. It’s strange because I really jumped in quickly and didn’t realise until now how mad 2013 onwards was, and I was at an interesting age to experience a lot of those things and to find my feet. I was running around finding my feet really! Te three singles released from your first album Glorious all went Top 20. When you were writing Youth, Let Go For Tonight and Holding Onto Heaven could you tell they would be the big ones? When I did Glorious I remember thinking the album was more alternative, but the record label considered it to be more poppy. I remember thinking that it was strange that it was going to be played on daytime radio but then I guess the

singles naturally did quite well, which was a real shock for me at that stage. How was it recording your second album? Did you find it more difficult this time around? I definitely found writing this time round, in particular, much easier because it had been a while since I’d managed to get into the studio because of the first album. Tere was quite a long gap so when I eventually did get in the studio I had a real thirst for it. Tis time I found the process of releasing it a lot harder. With a first album you don’t know what to expect and that almost makes you quite nicely naïve so you just go along with it. With the second one I was like “oh fuck!”. Te new album’s called All I Need. What does it refer to? I did wonder if it might be a bit cheesy but in the end it seemed like the right thing to call it. I locked myself away whilst writing this album; at the time music was the only thing I let in and it really helped me get back on my feet and assess things. So I called it All I Need because at that moment that’s all I needed to be doing, and it really sorted me out. So it summed up the whole process of the album because it was therapeutic for me. What’s your favourite track on the album? Well I’m in tour rehearsals at the moment and its’ been nice because I’ve been able to watch the songs come to life with strings and stuff, so it gives you a different view of the songs. I’ve definitely got favourites that I’ll always feel close to like Body Talk, On My Way, Cruel and Scar. It’s difficult to choose

between them because I love them for different reasons though. You worked with the legend Giorgio Moroder on his album last year; what was it like working with such an influential musician? Yeah he’s incredible and I never thought I’d get to work alongside someone so iconic. He’s so wonderful and sweet! I’d written a song called Wildstaron piano, very stripped down, but I didn’t want it for my album and I heard that he was looking for songs so I just sent him that song. A month later he emailed me back a disco version of Wildstarand it was so crazy and I couldn’t believe how talented he is in terms and unique he is in terms of production. You could tell it was his Moroder stamp rather than making it something deliberately current. You’ve involved in the fashion world but who do you consider to be the most stylish women on the planet? I’ve always really enjoyed characters from films and I take inspiration from that. I really like Edie Sedgwick, Brigitte Bardot and Matilda in the film Leon, cos I think it’s fun. Cydni Lauper..there are lots of people I admire but they’re mostly people from the past rather than now. It’s a nice way to explore past fashion. Who will you be listening to on your tour bus? Tat’s a good question! I’ve been making lots of playlists recently. I love Jamie Liddell, he’s incredible and Te Weeknd and Woman’s Hour are great. Will you have a break after this tour? I’m playing some festivals and I’ll be celebrating the album on those dates. Ten I’m going to Japan and America so it’s mostly just touring for the rest of the year. I’d love to do some collaborations. I’m working at the moment with some dance producers but I can’t say who at the moment!


Foxes plays at the Waterfront on 5th March. Tickets available from / March 2016 / 13

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