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becky hill sounds trill

You may recognise 19 year old Becky Hill from such hits as Wilkinson’s Afterglow and Rudimental’s Powerless. Bestowed with a huge soul vocal, it’s the Worcester singer’s own material that we’re most excited about. The first release is the Two Inch Punch produced Caution To The Wind, a riot of glockenspiel and interlacing idioms. The second, Losing, is produced by MNEK and is a disco infused boogie based banger that makes you feel happy inside. She’s ace, we love her, we think you will too.

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What's your life story in two sentences or less?
It was normal once and then it turned incredible weird. And amazing.

How would you describe your sound?
Leftfield, alternative, cool, pop.

How would you like to be described?
I hope people don’t go "You know that Becky Hill? She’s a massive dick." I try to avoid that at all costs. I hope people see I’m not your average person, but that I’m nice enough.

Are you any good?
It’s more hoping that I’m good. I went on The Voice in 2012 and I did pretty well but every week I thought I’d get sent home. Even now, I’m waiting for a tap on the shoulder and someone to say "Becky, go back to Worcester, no one likes you." But I must be doing something right to get to where I’ve gotten to.

What’s been the highlight to date?
Afterglow was so special to me because it was the first single to chart that I wrote and sang on, and then with Rudimental, I went round the world on tour with them. That was the first time I’d ever left England, the first time I’d ever been on a plane. They’re incredible lads. They were naked a lot though. I saw a lot of body.

What was the most shocking thing you saw on tour?
At T In The Park - cray Scottish people. There was this guy on someone’s shoulders in his mankini and he pulled it to one side and started… well playing with it.

Secret crush?
Ben Howard. Gorgeous, in a word.

Favourite TV character?
Parsley The Lion from The Herbs.

Favourite item of clothing?
My Opening Ceremony pineapple jumper. I have no sense of style whatsoever really, to be honest. I never look in the mirror before I leave the house.

What are you looking forward to in 2014?
Definitely not turning 20. I like being a teenager. I’m looking forward to releasing my album though.

Who are you working with?
Two Inch Punch, FTSE, Karma Kid and MNEK. And I’ve worked with Bondax on their album.

How would you like to change the future of music?
Without sounding arrogant and an arse, I’d like to change it so that you don’t have to have your face on a cover of an album and shove your image everywhere. I’d like it so you can have your music out there and if people like it, they buy it, if they don’t, they don’t. My music is honest, It’s not made in a factory, these are the experiences I’ve had.

@BeckyHill