What's happening career-wise for you at the moment?
I've been keeping busy developing my sound and working on my release album since January. I started to work on a reggae sounding album so In late May I travelled to Jamaica to work with some great producers and record some new material .Since then I have been finishing the tunes off so right now I'm in the process of taking my original music to the labels and starting up a band to begin playing live.
You took part in the X Factor last year, what was that experience like?
The X Factor was a great experience, most of all as a benefit to my confidence. It was tough with all the hours of filming but overall I learned a lot about about the music industry, performing and myself.
Could we ever see you appear on our TV screens again in the future?
I aim to try to get my music out to as many people as possible so the hope is that I can return into the public eye doing my own thing. Most of all I want to try to make an impact into people's lives by sharing my stories and melodies and give to the world what music has always given me growing up in the sense that music can change the way we feel about life and make things better.
When and how did you first start your career in music?
I've always been singing throughout my youth but it was when I was about 12 that I started writing songs and I realised this was something I wanted/needed to do . Writing and singing is a sort of release that has always helped me when I was growing up so I knew early on that it was what I wanted to do . It wasn't however until I was 18 that I started playing guitar property and started doing gigs . I started off playing open mic nights in Stockholm where I was living at the time , a couple years later I formed a reggae band and began studying songwriting at a music school . After that year was over I decided to move to London to continue studying songwriting at the institute of contemporary music when I was 22. Within a few months I was playing every open mic night I could find , sometimes several per night until I got in touch with a decent promoter who set me up for 30 minute slots around town . By the time I finished my year at the institute I was offered management and have been progressing as an artist and a songwriter with them ever since.
Is there anything you like best/least about being a musician?
The best thing about being a musician is being able to exert all the energy that you keep inside. I find it hard to express a lot of emotion in every day life as it can be so easy to be judged so with music I can let go of all of this and be exposed with all my energy and flaws and feel comfortable and that's something I feel fortunate to be able to do .
Which famous musician do you most admire?
The artist that I admire the most is Bob Marley not just because of his music but his approach and beliefs . He wrote and sung about life and seeing all the good in everything around you regardless of how bad it may be , everything's gonna be alright .
What would you have done as a career if it wasn't for music?
I would always be doing music , weather it was writing , playing or singing . If there's something you love then you should always make sure you can spend as much time as possible doing it .
What does the future hold for you?
You never know what's around the corner but I hope the future means being able to release an album and play my music to as many people as possible .