Tell Us about:
Your latest single you have released:
Wat A Ting, released 4 February, is about the craziness that’s going on in the world today.
Your first single and how you felt when it was released:
My first single was a reggae cover of the Jackson 5’s We Got A Good Thing Going. I was 17 when I recorded it and I remember feeling ecstatic that I had made my first ever record. I was very excited that it was pressed and released in Barbados, the place of my birth.
Your favourite song that you have created that is an album track:
It’s very hard to say which of the new songs on the new album is my favourite but if I have to pick one, it would be Baby Girl.
Your favourite song to play live:
My favourite songs to play live are I’m A Woman and Like The Way I Do, just because they are so full of passion and excitement and the audience always goes crazy. But I also love performing my reggae version of Cry Me A River (called Cry Me A Riddim) and Start.
Your most emotional track:
The best lyric you have ever written:
My husband Paul writes all my lyrics, and I love all of them. But if I had to pick one, it would be “I made the bed that happy lies on, I got nothing more to prove” from Here In You.
Describe the feeling you get when you walk on stage to do a show:
When I walk on stage I have a mixed feeling of being incredibly excited and sometimes really nervous at the same time. It depends on the venue and the audience. But I couldn’t live without it.
The hardest track to play live:
I’ve found Here In You really hard to perform live, because it always makes me cry.
Essential items you always take on tour with you?
Cocoa Butter, make-up, silk scarf, silk pillowcases, L’Occitane hand cream, Argon Oil facial wipes, Victoria’s Secret mist, Molecule 01, Mügler Angel, Refresh, fingerless gloves, my favourite scarf and my fan.
Describe your fans in three words:
Magical, Loving, Supportive.
A song by another artist or band you wish you had written:
Start, by John Legend.
What we can look forward to from your band this year:
An amazing new album – I’m so excited about it – and shitloads of blistering live reggae performances.