My mum’s an opera singer: I grew up watching her get swept up in music and transform herself into characters. She taught me that music is a lifelong journey, and that with every day and every song and every gig you learn something new.
The most important thing to do as an artist is to get out of your comfort zone and work with different people: people who can’t read a note of music, people who have incredible classical skills, blues and jazz musicians, pop artists, visual artists, dancers and actors. Learn from people who are creative in a different way to you and you’ll keep evolving.
When you have kids, you just can’t believe your heart could love something so much. My kids inspire me every day and I think I’m a better singer now because they have given me a greater emotional well to draw from.