What got you into music early on?
As a young kid, I was really into Broadway and Disney– all the things you’re supposed to be embarrassed to admit. In retrospect, I think it’s had a really strong influence on my work and sense of self, especially the musical theater aspect. I’m not afraid to lean into the kitsch anymore.
Do you remember your first ever album you bought?
My Chemical Romance – Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge. It was in a German drugstore that had their music section on the third floor, and I snuck away from my Mom to buy it because I was nervous she’d judge the album by its cover and not let me listen. I can still recite every word by heart.
Who are some of your current musical inspirations?
I love what artists like Holly Humberstone and Julia Wolf are doing right now. Their music and the way they interact with fans at live shows really creates a sense of togetherness. It feels like authenticity is suddenly welcome in pop-culture again, especially for women. That’s a quality I deeply admire and hope to embody through my own music as well.