(Singer, Songwriter) Born: May 5, 1988, London (England)
Being told how to look is about being a product, and I don’t want to be a product.
No matter what you look like, the key is to first of all be happy with yourself. And then you know if you want to try to improve things that you don’t like about yourself, then do it after you appreciate yourself.
The bigger that your career gets, the smaller your life gets.
I think it’s really important that you don’t think you’re great. Because once you get to that point, you just fuck everything up. You think that everyone’s going to think you’re great all the time, and that’s rubbish.
My worst fear is my music won’t connect with the public.
Even if I did have, you know, a ‘Sports Illustrated’ body, I’d still wear elegant clothes.
I’ve never been more normal than I am now.
My body doesn’t have any rhythm, you know. I’ve got quite good rhythm when I’m singing but my feet are very much two left feet.
I love hearing my audience breathe.
The focus on my appearance has really surprised me. I’ve always been a size 14 to 16, I don’t care about clothes, I’d rather spend my money on cigarettes and booze.
Sometimes with pop music, you have to see it to love it. With soul music, it’s sparse. There’s nothing that’s pretentious or planned. It’s just so gutsy.
I wanted to be a singer forever. But it’s not really my cup of tea. Having the whole world know who you are.
I’m nervous whenever I perform.
Sometimes my songs wander off a bit and are not always coherent.
People say crazy things.
I like looking nice, but I always put comfort over fashion. I don’t find thin girls attractive; be happy and healthy. I’ve never had a problem with the way I look. I’d rather have lunch with my friends than go to the gym.
There’s a fire starting in my heart.
I’m a feminist. I believe that everyone should be treated the same, including race and sexuality.
There’s only one of you, so why would you want to look like everyone else? Why would you want to have the same hairstyle as everyone else and have the same opinions as everybody else?
I don’t have time to worry about something as petty as what I look like.
I love a bit of drama. That’s a bad thing. I can flip really quickly.
People are starting to go on about my weight but I’m not going to change my size because they don’t like the way I look.
I don’t really need to stand out, there’s room for everyone. Although I haven’t built a niche yet, I’m just writing love songs.
You have to prioritize what you stress about when you have a child.
I am quite loud and bolshie. I’m a big personality. I walk into a room, big and tall and loud.
In the songs, I can still be really really direct but in interviews when I’m explaining my songs I shouldn’t be so direct about who they’re about.
Be brave and fearless to know that even if you do make a wrong decision, you’re making it for good reason.
When I have nothing to say, I’d rather just not talk.
I don’t make music for eyes. I make music for ears.
It’s warts and all in my songs, and I think that’s why people can relate to them.
I have insecurities of course, but I don’t hang out with anyone who points them out to me.
Crying is really bad for your vocal cords.
Heartbreak can definitely give you a deeper sensibility for writing songs. I drew on a lot of heartbreak when I was writing my first album, I didn’t mean to but I just did.