2016 has been the year for female singers. He have featured numbers of talented females who have broke through this year and the trend doesn’t look like slowing down anytime soon.
This time, we have Hemel Hempstead [woop woop!] born artist Folly Rae who has been making a name for herself thanks to her incredible talent and flawless voice. She won early love from BBC 1Xtra back in 2014 when the station got behind her first ever track ‘Run For Cover‘ and showed serious love for follow up ‘Someone I Don’t Know‘ in 2015. She found herself writing for other artists and teaming up with Jake Gosling andSticky Studios and perfromed at this years SXSW festival in Texas. Now officially dubbed as the “next big thing” and with latest release ‘Hard To Love‘ doing the rounds, L Ø S T C U L T U R E caught up with the artist, real name Rachel Virtue, for a quick fire interview touching on everything from her spritual Game of Thrones character her SXSW experience and what rapper she’d like to team up with…
If you weren’t doing music, what would you be doing?
Oh, I’d be so sad, but if I couldn’t do music. I would defiantly do something creative. Anything that doesn’t involve routine and I’ll just about survive.
You’ve previously featured on Ghett’s track ‘Broken Home’ in 2014. Are there any other rappers you’d like to work with?
J Cole if he’d have me
If you were to write an autobiography, what would it be called?
Oh – I would never write a autobiography then I’d have to tell all my secrets!!
You performed live at SXSW this year. What was that experience like and how did it differ to shows in the UK?
It was amazing!! So really surreal, it was my first ever US show so I was SO nervous but there was a lot of love from the crowd and the other artist too so it was an amazing show. The only real difference was the crowd, they were louder than any London crowd I’ve had and were really chatty after the show, all trying to get me drunk on Texan tea!
What was there reception there like for yourself and the other UK artists at the show?
There was a lot of love for the UK acts from other artists and the SXSW crowd. The response was overwhelming was so amazing to be part of it and I am really happy that SXSW was my first US show. I feel very lucky for the support.
Describe your sound in 7 words [no more, no less – just 7!]
Indie Alternative, R&B, hippy, electric, ethereal. Oh that’s six I can’t count !
Read the full article at http://www.lostculture.co/2016/06/lostculturemeets-folly-rae/