Who were your female inspirations growing up?
“Nina Simone - she fought hard for what she believed in. She put the honesty in her music first, even when a lot of her audience didn't want to hear it. I admire that. Also Tina Turner - her story inspires me every day. Breaking free of an abusive relationship and going on to be one of the world’s best selling artists of all time. She's pure class. ”
Do you feel women are treated differently in the music industry?
“Yes, definitely and unfortunately I think women are treated differently in every workplace. ”
Did you encounter any hurdles because of it?
“Yes, I feel sometimes I'm not always taken seriously when I want my opinion to be heard. As a female vocalist I think a lot of people in the industry just expect you to only open your mouth to sing. There's no way you could know about a snare sound or have an opinion about the compression on your vocal. I hope moving forward this preconception will change. ”