We caught up with SADIE, the London-based singer who aims to capture a true female perspective on debates of identity and relationships through her music.

SADIE is a 22 year old singer born in North East London who combines Jazz influenced R&B with contemporary urban music production. Born to English and Caribbean parents, she grew up listening to soul, R&B and jazz and developed a vocal style inspired by Aretha Franklyn, Ella Fitzgerald and Billy Holiday.

Sadie wants to capture a true female perspective on current issues with her music using sociopolitical debates on identity or personal relationship experiences. She felt her degree in Human Geography allowed her to explore her own personal identity and understand the meaning of societies view of her as a ‘black’ woman with mixed race identities.

With a new single on the horizon, we caught up with the singer to find out about a few things that do (and don’t) make her tick.

Three words to describe our/my music
Alternative , Busy, RnB.

Favourite ever film…
Pulp fiction – been quoting it from about two years old but only watched it aged 16.

Favourite instagram account…
Any to do with good food.

The best venue I’ve played…
Someones Kitchen/Living room for Sofar Sounds. My Mum couldn’t believe someone lived where a gig was taking place.
The audience were so supportive.

The song I can’t listen to…
Good question. Mad World by Gary Jules, so depressing.

The worst job I’ve ever had…
Waitress at a local hotel. We had to watch everyone get extremely drunk for 6 hours at their work Christmas parties.

My favourite meal to cook…
Seafood risotto, with anchovies, garlic and lime.

If I was in a tribute band it would be…
Ugh, The Supremes every time…the outfits ..the classic songs. Bugsy Dianna Ross.

My Favourite word….
Sacapuntas …means pencil sharpener in Spanish.

If I had a superpower I’d want it to be…
Telekinesis – where you shift from one place to another at the click on a finger. Or to breath underwater, I like swimming.

If I could play a gig anywhere it would be…
A Sofar Sounds session in a garden with fairy lights would be amazing! Nothing too fancy or big, love intimate gigs.

I think you should listen to… 
Naos new album Saturn! Also everyone should listen to Gil Scot Herons last Album “I’m New Here” at least 20 times in their life.

If I could see anyone play live it would be…
Tough choice between Lianne La Havas and Nail Palm from Hiatus Kayote…they are both mesmerising to watch live, on YouTube.

SADIE’s new single ‘Let Go’ is out soon.