Well dear friends, this is it. We have come to the FINAL Beneath The Surface feature for 2020 and have I got an absolute TREASURE of an artist in which to finish it on. My xmas gift to you, I know, I spoil you.
It has been a wild ride of a year to say the least, thank you all for sticking with me. I love these little moments we get to spend together and am looking forward to a whole heap more in 2021. Have a magical Christmas one and all. Now without further ado, I give you the glorious, the mesmerising, the wondrous POESY.
What would you say first sparked your interest in music/who inspired you to make music?
I started taking piano when I was four and always enjoyed singing because of my love of Disney musicals. But in the grand scheme of wanting to be a professional musician – that all came down to me watching Queen’s performance live at Wembly. Particularly when Freddie does a 4 min long acapella intro to “Under Pressure” and has the crowd repeat after him. I loved how he was able to connect a stadium of people together as one and became obsessed with doing that myself one day.
How would you describe the music you are currently creating?
Triumphant and powerful – it’ll make you feel a LOT. But I think we all need to let ourselves feel a little more. The new music is meant to be played loud while you dance your demons away.
What does your creative process look like?
It changes depending on who I’m working with and what makes sense for the group – especially with doing so many virtual sessions now. But I always like to start with a lengthy conversation about how everyone is feeling. I’ve gone into so many sessions where I have absolutely no clue what to write about that day and then someone will say something offhand that is so intriguing we end up writing a whole song about it.
Who would you most like to collaborate with? (let’s send it out to the universe and make it happen!)
Lady Gaga or Miley Cyrus – let’s manifest that asap because I would implode.
What is the one message you would like to send out to your fans?
Be gentle with yourselves! That’s the main message of Diamonds and I think it’s one we all really need right now. Don’t be afraid to take a step back, take a break, and do something nice for yourself. I think we all need to treat ourselves with kindness because if we do, it’s so much easier to reflect that kindness out at the world.
What’s your top tip to rejuvenate your creativity/get over a writer’s block?
What’s next for you, what do we have to look forward to/ what are you currently working on?
Over the last year my keyboardist Will and I have written quite the body of work. 2021 is going to be a year of releasing that and inviting people into the world of POESY. You can expect some additional singles as early as the top of the new year and also look forward to a handful of videos that will really paint the picture of where the music’s heading.