‘Legacy’ (out now) is the first single off her forthcoming 3rd studio album, Firebird, due out in Spring 2014 on 21 Music.
First up, how did you come up with idea for your amazing video for ‘Legacy’?
I was watching the film Girl Interrupted and it sparked some inspiration. The song itself talks about leaving a legacy so I thought it would be fun to somehow incorporate some of my favourite legends in the concept. Then it was basically how do I tie in both ideas.
I have over the years fell deeply for quite a few late tragic characters. And because they have had such an impact in my life I wanted to show that. In the video I am basically being haunted by my idols.What is the idea or dream behind ‘Legacy’?
The idea is I am submitted to a rehabilitation centre for being pretty much delusional. I believe I am being possessed by my heros. You get too see two view points in the video.
One is of my perception and one is of the other persons. So when you see me as Kurt Cobain for instance- in my head I see myself fully as him but in reality I’m me, acting out.
Are you still working on ‘Firebird’, due out in Spring 2014?
I am basically done the album but tying up some loose ends.
Tell us a bit about your early days and how they differ from now?
Now I am more aware. I am more patient and less hard on myself.
Musically, my sound has matured with me. I’m always trying to just be as honest as possible and I think with experience and age comes comfort and the ability to be less afraid, which ultimately helps me to be more confident and open.What has been the hardest part of being in the music industry for you?
The hardest part for me has been waiting for my turn.
Who has helped you the most get to where you are today?
I would say my management team. Loyalty is everything.
What was the last gig you played, what did you think of it?
The last gig I played was an acoustic show. We played Legacy and a couple of other tracks. It’s always cool to break a song down and perform it without all the bells and whistles. The pressure is a little more heavy when your stripped down like that, you can really hear if I forget a lyric or somethin.
Have you ever thought, “this is what life was made for”?
When I’m on stage life is good.
Who would you want to do a duet with?
I’d really like to work with Allison Mosshart
If you weren’t a musician, what would you be and why?
Since I was a young girl all I ever wanted to do was music, never had any other plans. But I think it would be fun to be a mortician for a day.
What’s coming next for you?
My album firebird. Getting back on a tour bus, hitting the road and playin shows.
By Frank Bell ©FAMEMAGAZINE.co.uk