Hailing from Stroud in Gloucestershire, 22 year old Hattie Briggs has already released two albums and has another in the wings. We’ve finally discovered her and thought it would be amiss not to introduce TDF readers to her lovely music and ask her a few questions…
Do you have an earliest musical memory? Was there a record or act that made you think ‘I want to do this!’
My earliest musical memory is of learning the recorder. I started at 4 years old and would practice almost every evening after school. My first performances at school were performing songs by James Taylor and Eva Cassidy, and when I was in a band at 12 years old we mainly played Oasis and Red Hot Chilli Peppers. However, it wasn’t until much later that I realised I wanted to do music full time. It was discovering that I could write and perform my own songs, and subsequently becoming obsessed by it that lead me towards a career as a singer-songwriter.
If we were to look at your MP3 player, is there anything on there you’d rather we didn’t see? Do you have your own stuff on there?
There’s nothing I’m embarrassed about, but maybe some things that would surprise my fans. I am one of the millions who’s guilty pleasure is Taylor Swift. I also like Eminem on occasion and I’m really into Kygo. I have lots of things on my gym playlist that I wouldn’t listen to at any other time – Justin Bieber included.
Is there any style of music you just don’t get?
Dubstep and Experimental Jazz.
Are there any artists you’d really like to collaborate with in the future?
What’s next for Hattie Briggs?
I’m on tour in the UK and the Netherlands in the next 3 months promoting my second album that comes out on July 8th, and I’m hoping to make a trip to the States in the Autumn and anywhere else that will have me. Other than that I’ll be working hard to get my name out there in any way possible and I’ll hopefully be writing album three as I go along.
What’s the question we should have asked you today?
What’s your positive mental attitude song? “Your the Voice” by John Farnham.