Get To Know This Multitalented Singer Before Everyone Will Be Obsessed With Her

Don’t know ARK yet? We’re predicting big things for her. The singer who describes her own music as “wounded pop” and plays piano, guitar and a bit of drums, released her album “The Shadow in My Company” in 2018. We sat down with her to talk about career highlights, the inspiration for her songs and how her style differs from being on stage to her daily life…

Which one of your songs should people listen to first?

Operator. It bridges the gap between my debut EP and the new music to come.

How did you first get into music?

My parents. They have the BEST taste in music and I’m so fortunate that my childhood was spent exposed to music (and instruments) from all over the world.

 

 

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Which artists inspired you to want to become a musician?

Joni Mitchell, Jeff Buckley and Neil Young. I binged on these three artists for years in my teens and they’ve influenced me massively.

Where do you find inspiration for your music?

In people and their emotions. Everything man-made in the world is here because of emotion (want, need, love etc) and I think thats the most powerful and fascinating thing in the world.

How would you describe your style?

Comfort is key, with a weird added edge somewhere. At the moment I’m really into Scandinavian and Japanese fashion.

Does your style change when you go on stage?

It usually gets a bit shinier. I have huge silver flares that I wear on stage but unfortunately can’t rock them down the high street! Or maybe I can?

 

 

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What was your first live performance?

I was 15 and it was at a venue local to me (West End Centre). Me and my friends put on a show and sold it out to all our friends and family. I knew I wanted to do it forever after that night.

What was your favourite moment on stage so far?

Playing Hammersmith Apollo was a huge surreal milestone moment for me. Never thought I’d ever be on that stage singing my own songs! I’ve seen some of my favourite gigs there.

What was the highlight of your music career so far?

Every day is a highlight to be honest, as cheesy as it sounds. The fact that I have a career in music is a dream come true.

 

 

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Where do you see yourself in five years from now?

On stage somewhere, performing the best songs I’ve ever written (please universe)! If I’m proud of the songs I’ve written, then I’ve succeeded.

 

 

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What are you working on at the moment?

Oh man, I’m so excited. I’m finishing up new music and I can’t even tell you how excited I am to share it with the world! It’s my best work yet.

What meaning does the title of your in 2018 released album “The Shadow in My Company” has to you?

The Shadow in My Company represents a constant sense of longing, or searching. It’s a feeling hard to put into words, but it used to sit on my shoulder a lot. Though since writing those songs and releasing them, a lot has changed and I feel like I’m now at home in myself, so I wouldn’t say it holds the same meaning to me now as it did then.

 

 

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What are your upcoming plans?

To finish these songs and give them to the world!!!! And to perform them wherever and whenever I can. Soooooon.