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" A lot of my music is about love. And that, of course, is super relatable. "
" A lot of people say 'Boo'd Up' reminds them of '90s R&B. It has that feeling, which is why I think people take to the song so much. "
" A lot of the times, if relationships go badly, you concentrate on the negative. But in those situations, there is always a positive outcome that you can learn from. So, I like to concentrate on the lesson and how I can learn from this. I concentrate on me rather than concentrating on the actual situation. "
" A lot of 'Time' was actually about a friend's relationship and me seeing what she went through and how she felt. "
" As much as a lot of my music is very R&B, there's a bounce to it that obviously makes it easier to perform live. It's upbeat and uptempo. "
" As much as heartbreak music might be therapeutic, we all want love and long for that feeling. So if a song can give you that feeling, even without being in love, that's amazing. "
" Everyone in L.A. loves sushi, and I don't understand it at all. "
" From the end of 2015 to the start of 2016, I was always at the studio with Mustard, just figuring out a sound. "
" I always felt like I could go to my mom and speak to her about anything. We have a great relationship. "
" I always say that when you have friends that are girls, you tell each other everything. "
" I could never have imagined that, so early in my career, that I'd be ticking off boxes that I've dreamed about since I was a little girl. "
" I definitely believe that there are songs that, as artists, we don't know the full potential. "
" I feel like everyone has been in a bitter situation, regardless whether it's cheating or just not being over someone who is over you - you compare yourself to the next. "
" I like to leave things open to interpretation. But I also like to make a point. There's two meanings behind each EP title. With 'Time,' that was 'time to move on': you know, you've been in a bad situation; this is enough. But it was also time, in my life, for introducing myself, my first project I was putting out with Mustard. A new exciting time. "
" I love to color. "
" I'm big on self-confidence. "
" I'm someone who likes routine. "
" I'm very big on feeling. "
" I played soccer for nine years, so I took that route instead of singing. I played on the outside team as well as in school, so I was always playing soccer. It wasn't until I moved back to London that I really, like, started investing in music again and realized, OK, yeah, this is definitely what I want to do. "
" I think it's harder for R&B to break in England because the radio and labels don't really know what to do with R&B music. "
" I think originality is something that's important and catches people's eye. "
" I think R&B is way bigger in America. It's not really that mainstream in the U.K. "
" It's been cool to have my name mentioned when people say R&B is on the comeback and I'm the leading person. If you had told me at 16 that I would be that person - you're lying. "
" It's deeper than the music when it comes to me and Mustard. He's like a big brother, and I'm so thankful to have a mentor like him to advise me. Even though he gives me a lot of creative control, I always go to him like, 'Do you like this?' It's so cool that it's always a collaborative effort. He never makes me feel pressured or anything. "
" It's okay to wake up and look however you look. You are beautiful regardless. "
" It was such a culture shock for me, being plucked from this diverse neighborhood in London into Jamaica Queens. I'm in this new environment, and I had an English accent. "
" I've always been singing. Ever since I can remember, I've been singing. "
" I've learned a lot. I've seen a lot. I've grown a lot. "
" I wanted to show people that I don't just make love songs that are about purely being in love. "
Being In Love
" I was 12 years old when I first moved to New York, and at that age, you're trying to find yourself. It was hard being so different from everyone I was around, and I felt that nobody could really understand me because everyone was American, and I was this little English girl with an accent. "
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