Social media has changed the way we interact with our favourite artists. More than just musicians, they’re now personalities, people we can interact with on the daily. Now more than ever we’re aware that musicians are pretty normal people, they just have a weird job. Every week we get to know one of our favourite SoundCloud heroes, internet dating style, in our new column, Internet Crush.
Sabella is the epitome of a modern pop star in the making. Having already supported the likes of Rationale and Mullaly, earlier this year she was dubbed one of the ‘100 Most Influential Millenials’ by Dolce and Gabbana, taking part in its Harrods runway show and has been picked out by Barbour for its exclusive series of live sessions. It’s hard to think of a more fitting candidate for this week’s Internet Crush.
Hey Sabella, How did you get involved in Dolce and Gabanna and Barbour?
Dolce & Gabanna was a pretty mad one. They were looking to do a show that focussed on millennials and young influencers and asked me to get involved. There was probably 100 of us in the line-up all together including all sorts of creative types from actors to chefs to artists to models. From fitting to runway, the whole thing was an experience.
To see the show come to life and watch two designers really respond to every individual character and identity in the way that they dressed them was so inspiring. To add to the madness, the show was held in Harrods’ Food Hall. I’ve never looked so glam while walking past a selection of antipasti haha! Similarly, with Barbour, they got in touch about doing one of their live sessions, and I really like their brand, so it was a no-brainer.
Why did you choose to cover ‘Missing’?
I read Tracey Thorn’s autobiography Bedsit Disco Queen earlier this year and fell more in love with her as a writer and musician. I started listening to all Everything But The Girl’s stuff in a very intense way, as you do when you revisit an old obsession and once I decided I wanted to do a remake of an older song, ‘Missing’ became an obvious choice.
Who do you roll with?
I’m not sure I ‘roll’ anywhere. I’m not that cool. I usually turn up to places in a half state of panic and my hair doing things it shouldn’t. But, who rolls alongside me while I stress? My sister. She’s my number one. Beyond that, a whole lotta girls. My friendship group is small but sweet.
Describe your sound in just a sentence?
Electronic, soulful pop.
Red; I’m named after a red flower so since being young, I’ve always felt an affinity with the colour. I always feel most myself when I’m wearing black. But always think, if my soul were a colour, it would be red.
At the minute, True Romance.
Last book you read:
Into the Woods by Henry Thoreau.
First Single/Album ever bought?
Eamon. ‘F*** It (I Don’t Want You Back).’
First band/ act you ever saw live?
Embarrassingly, Blue….with my nan…. at Butlins. It’s so tragic haha, but the memory is everything. My nan bought lemon bonbons in abundance and danced with no shame all evening. Yes, nan!
What do you do in your spare time?
What I do in my spare time isn’t far different from what I do when I’m working. I’m always writing, listening to music.
Are you a morning or an evening person?
Honestly, I would say neither. I always hate leaving my bed in the morning, but I’m not a night owl either. Come 11; I can barely stay awake. I would say….I’m a midday person. Post coffee I’m a treat.
First song I ever wrote?
It was so awful; I’d hate to even shine a light on it. Think – a melodramatic 14-year-old, writing songs about boys.
Favourite song of your own?
Of the ones I’ve released, ‘Made It Right.’ Only because it’s written about a person who I love.
’Without a noise, without my pride, I reach out from the inside. In your eyes, the light, the heat. I am complete. I see the doorway to a thousand churches. The resolution of all the foolish searches.’