This week, we’re crushin’ on singer-songwriter and all round babe, Sabella.
How did it all start for you?
Writing, performing and singing my wholeeeee soul out – it feels like very natural behaviour to me. I mean, I don’t feel like I came out of the womb singing and dancing or believe the “I was born for this” type shit, but it’s never really felt like an active pursuit but more who I am.
What does your typical day look like?
Any day, through my eyes, looks very different pre-caffeine and post-caffeine – I cannot face the studio before that, I’m on some sort of downward trajectory haha! Typically, during the week, wherever the studio is, I’ll usually arrive a couple hours before and can be found in a little coffee shop easing myself into life. And then it’s studio all day. Beyond that, there is no consistency or predictability. Night times are whatever they become.
Describe your sound in three words…
Neo-Soul Electro Pop
What was your most memorable gig?
I think seeing the 1975 at MEN Arena is definitely up there. I remember going to see the boys perform at Barfly in Camden to about 150 people before they came up about 5 years ago and then to watch them perform to a sold out arena in their home city, with this huge crowd and huge stage. Seeing Matt’s growth as a performer and the band’s evolution in general was also amazing – I learnt a lot that night and left really inspired that anything is possible and proud.
What did you have on your playlist growing up?
There was never a playlist as such. It was more “what CD next goes into my walkman?” But in my CD pack I used to take everywhere with me you’d probably find: Red Hot Chilli’s, D’Angelo, Simply Red, Sade, Tears For Fears, Joan Armatrading…..
What’s the last song you listened to?
Fallen – Jaden Smith.
Who’s the coolest person you’ve met?
Just one? Maybe a guy called Erik Winkle Brown. A cool name for a cool man. Look him up! Or maybe my mate’s dad Nick Berry is one of the coolest people I’ve met. It really depends how you define cool but he’s so comfortable in his own skin and seems completely unflappable.
If you could collab with anyone who would it be and why?
Right now, Francis and The Lights. He is such a talent and has some of the smoothest moves around.
I feel good about 2018. I feel like I’ll be starting it right; my next single is coming out in January and I’m kicking off the year with The Line Of Best Fits ‘Five Day Forecast’ show on the 8th of January – hoping it’s reflective of things to come. More shows. More Songs. That’s the plan. Oh, and it’s an even number year. So far, they’ve always treated me the best.
What advice would you give anyone wanting to get into music?
My style is…
I really can’t live without…
My mum. If we want to get all profound. But, beyond that, avocados, hairbands, my car, my keyboard.
At the weekend I can be found…
Honestly, during the day, I can probably be found singing over a sink or waiting tables in a small cafe in South East trying to make some extra pennies! And then, in the evenings, in some sort of bliss at my house with the 3 girls I live with talking all sorts of crap, listening to good music, drinking red wine like we’ve come straight out of a Drake song.
My special skills are…
Making myself feel better about bad choices I’ve made.
I’m always talking about…
Feminism baby!! Keepin’ it light, always.
The hashtag I always use is…
I don’t really hashtag. I’m a terrible millennial.
A word or phrase I overuse is…
‘Get Outta Town!!!!!!!!’ or ‘Hot minute.’
If I was an emoji I’d be…
The little angel one. i have a very deluded sense of self haha!