SoulÉ

Urban electronics meet a classic soul voice.

 

Photographed for State's Faces by Olga Kuzmenko

What was it that brought you to music in the first place?

The moment I realised I wanted to do music was when I was 13 and sang ‘The Greatest Love of All’ by Whitney Houston in my school talent show and received so much love and encouragement that it pushed me to want to be a singer in the future.

 

When you were growing up, who were you listening to that you'd say informed how you sound now?

Growing up I listened to so many different artists such as Lauryn Hill, Celine Dion, Craig David, The Spice Girls and TLC. Since they are all different I wouldn't say they shaped the artist that I am today but I would say they inspired me to stay true to myself in life and in my music.

 

What record has moved you the most in 2016? 

The record that has moved me the most in 2016 has to be 'My Hood' by RAY BLK.

 

How do you feel that your live shows have gone in the past year, and is there anything you have in the pipeline that you think will add to your setup?

I think my live shows will just keep getting better and better. That's what I aim to give my fans for every show I do.

 

What does 2017 have in store for Soulé?

In the new year I hope to release more music and do more gigs. And hopefully get the opportunity of doing at least one festival… that would be a dream.

 

“We were in secondary school together and formed a little band together when we were 15, my first ever gigs were with Sam so there’s a very special place in my heart for her…” (Farah Elle)