Born in London, Soulé moved to Dublin as a child and shared a love of TLC, Destiny’s Child and the Spice Girls with her mother, together with Congolese music from her family heritage. Etta James, Erykah Badu and Whitney Houston were influential in finding her voice. The songstress is already hitting all of the right achievements dead on: a Choice Music Song of the Year nomination for her debut track ‘Love No More’, over a million Spotify streams for ‘Troublemaker’ and festival sets. We caught up with Soule ahead of her debut headline show in London…
When did you first start making music?
I started writing music when I was about 16 years old after my mom bought me a 66 key Yamaha keyboard, but my first studio recording was 3 years ago. Born in London,
What is your favourite song to play live?
My favourite song to play live is “Orbit” and “Troublemaker”
What is your favourite album of all time?
My favourite album of all time is Alicia Keys “ The element of freedom”. I love that album. I’m a huge Alicia Keys fan
Who would you most like to collaborate with?
I would love to collaborate with MNEK.
What has been your favourite song this year?
My favourite song this year is “ Finders Keeper” by Mabel
What should people expect at one of your gigs?
When it comes to my live shows I would like for people to have fun and leave the gig with good vibes.
Describe your style in three words?
Fun, sexy and laid back
What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
Seeing Chaka Khan live at Electric Picnic. She was the epitome of amazing. I was really inspired.
What music icons inspire your sound today?
Chaka Khan, Whitney Houston, Mary J Blige. Though my music doesn’t sound like theirs but their soulfulness and ability to tell a story in their music, truly inspires me.
What music did you listen to growing up?
Growing up I listened to a lot of The Spice Girls, Destiny’s Child and Erykah Badu.
What song do you wish you had written?
I wish I wrote “ Every Woman” by Chaka Khan. I love that song.
What was the last record you bought?
I haven’t bought a record in years. I listen to a lot of music online.
Is there a song you like that people wouldn’t expect?
“Mysterious Girl” by Peter Andre. Such a bop!
4 songs you can’t stop listening to right now?
I can’t stop listening to:
“Finders Keeper” by Mabel
“Hurtin’ Me “ by Stefflon Don
“Chill Out” By Ray BLK
And my song “Troublemaker” haha
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