I’ve been writing songs since I was a little child and at 36 I’ve just stepped into a new important phase of my songwriting. Anyone who knows me personally knows that I don’t shy from any subject when we’re in conversation, so stories and exchanges are a primary focus of my work. But friction and confrontation have not been. My music has been a safe house where I’ve wanted people to feel loved and listened to. My reason for this is because I grew up with enough shame, discrimination, and sexualisation
I’m tired of racism and power and apathy and money being the root of dangerous contagious politics like Brexit. I’m sick of watching the demise of creativity and kindness as egotism and hollow narcissism comtinues to be entertained. This is not a revolutionary thought, and I’m part of this movement.
I’ve chosen to move positively and I work very hard to uphold that because I believe some of us must write hope into the alternative.
I’m very careful about what I say and do on record. It goes places and meets people I’ll never know, and one day it might grow older than me so I have to be mindful about what I leave behind. It’s not enough to tell people that they should feel empowered or loved, I have to show in detail how and why I’ve experienced it.
The last three years have left me with no option but to rethink myself and my purpose as a composer. People should look back at my work today in two years’ time say, “Look how far we’ve come”. That’s my reason for this record.