Can you summarize what you’ve been up to over the last few years since exiting The Rapture?
I spent a year or so working on a set of demos that led to me signing an artist and publishing deal with Paul Epworth’s company Wolf Tone. It took about a year to get that deal worked out and then I spent a year or so working on an album. Unfortunately, there were some internal organizational issues at the label and my album sat on the shelf for about a year and a half. I asked to be released from my deal and we finally got that all worked out at the end of January this year, and I was able to get an EP out at the end of May. In the midst of all that I’ve been writing and performing as much as possible.
Congrats on the new EP, All We Are. How did you decide to work with Paul Epworth on the R&B tinged release?
Paul was an old friend from Rapture days, even before we worked with him as a producer he was our live sound engineer, we met him at an Output party we played at 93 Feet East in London. When I finished my first set of demos I sent them to him the same way I sent them to a lot of people and he just responded very positively, wanted to help me find my way in the industry. I’ve always thought he was very talented and felt like we had worked well together in the past so it was a pretty easy decision really. He helped me to find my focus, find my voice.