Her.ie Chats To Foxes About Her New Album, Heartbreak, And Not Wanting To Be a Popstar 4 years ago

Her.ie Chats To Foxes About Her New Album, Heartbreak, And Not Wanting To Be a Popstar

Foxes is one seriously cool lady.

Known as Louisa Rose Allen to her Mammy, the 26-year-old has enjoyed a meteoric rise.

When she won a Grammy two years ago, she was still relatively unknown, but since then she has been making some serious waves.

Her second album is going down a storm and she is currently on her biggest tour to date.

She may be enjoying the spotlight now, but she knows hard graft.

She told us: "My life has changed a lot in two years. I never imagined I would be able to do this as a career. I’m still working every day to keep this as my job.

"Having a second album out is such a big deal. To have that opportunity is incredible.

"Especially in this day and age when the industry is so fickle.

"It’s difficult to stay relevant so I’m really thankful to have a second album out and hopefully have a career that spans longer than one single or one album."

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However, one thing that the Southhampton songstress does not want, is to be known as a popstar.

She said: "I find the phrase “pop star” crazy, because I don’t think I’m that.

If anything I’m the person who writes behind the scenes and I don’t put myself out there in a pop star kind of way."

She has written for artists including Rudimental, but she doesn't think singing someone else's words with sit well with her.

"It’s really important for me to have creative control. It’s my work, it’s very personal.

"I feel strange enough talking about such personal stuff on stage, so I’d feel really weird someone writing music I was singing."

Ah, the personal stuff. It's well known that Foxes finds her inspiration in her real life experiences, particularly a break up that hit her hard.

"I see my album like a diary, and I see it just as embarrassingly as a diary.

"It’s like someone found my diary and put it online or something, which makes me cringe.

"But there's got to be something in being honest with your music that attracts people and makes people want to listen.

"People can connect on a different level. It’s nice to show your vulnerability and emotion."

So how does Foxes cope with heartbreak?

"It’s difficult to not have someone in your life any more.

"I wanted to write about heartbreak from an angle of strength rather than weakness. It’s about empowerment.

"Even though I’d love a break up where I lie in bed under the duvets all day, it's not for me.

"I wanted people to feel stronger when they were listening to it."

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