LINK | Posted by Chris on Thursday, March 26, 2015
Today we're spending Seven Questions In Heaven with Millie Go Lightly!
Describe your music for our readers who may not be familiar with you.
I think of my music as my dark side. I like to let loose in my lyrics. Good girl gone bad is maybe a bit cliche to say, but it has a sensual, powerful streak, which is a side of my personality that I don't often share with the world so it's fun to get that across lyrically. I also like to write songs which are a bit more sass-queen and tongue in cheek. If I had to describe my music visually, I think Brigitte Bardot in a pair of Jordans sums it up.
Who are your musical influences and idols?
I took a lot of influence from R&B and soul music. As a kid I listened to a lot of classic American soul, The Drifters and The Platters still stand out to me melodically. My mum then bought me 50 Cent's The Massacre when I was 11 (sorry mum!) and then rap became the word! The past few years the light bulb moment for me musically has been Lana Del Rey's Born To Die album. I think her work taught me the importance of tying visuals and themes together along with the music, and also how songs can be a continuum between each other. Fleetwood Mac have also influenced me. I once chased Lindsay Buckingham down a street in London. I can't even front, that was embarrassingly recent.
What was the first album, cassette, or CD you bought with your own money?
The first single I can remember asking my mum for was the Jason Nevins Run DMC remix of "It's Like That." The first album I bought myself was In The Zone, I still listen to it all the time. "Breathe On Me" is killer.
What was the strangest gig you've ever played?
Strangest ever gig was at an old people's home. I was wearing reindeer antlers.
What is your current favorite guilty pleasure?
"Girl You Loud," Tyga and Chris Brown.
If they named an ice cream flavor after you, what would be the name and why?
Cake By The Pound.
You're the opening act of a music festival. You can get any five artists, living or dead, to perform on the bill with you. Which five do you choose and what song do you all perform as the final jam?
Prepare yourself: Neil Young, Prince, Stevie Nicks, Yeezy, Skepta. We'd obviously be performing "Kiss."
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