To be honest, aside from insane flights and long airport waits, I really adore it. I was built to live on the road.
Thank you, and Calvin and I have been buddies for over 10 years so it was lovely, comfortable, and fun. We had no idea this would even make the album let alone the success it has had, so I'm very pleased indeed!
Q. What’s the best and most challenging thing about being on tour?
It was so different! The USA is a totally different animal when it comes to promo and touring, but I was with my manager Ali and we had a great time meeting people and performing. It's what I do best!
Q. A few months back you came off your hectic North American tour, capping it off with a few performances in Miami for WMC. Tell us more about the whole experience...
Q. Your 2013 summer hit “Thinking About You” was by far one of the greatest highlights of your career so far. How did it feel to acquire this level of exposure and what was it like to work with Calvin?
"if you're good at what you do, gender doesn't matter"
I have no idea but we love it and we hope everyone else does too, it's a really summery, feel-good record.
Q. Do you see yourself working with him again in the near future
We did 3 tracks on his second album and one on his third, and we did a single together way back in the day on Electric Chair, so yes I hope so.
Q. Your forthcoming EP “Bass Soldiers” is set to release very soon. Give the audience a sneak peek as to what they can expect.
Q. Australian sisters, NERVO, are also in your list of collaborations for a single later this year. What kind of feedback are you expecting once the track is released?
Q. With collaborations such as these, how does it feel to be part of the female revolution which is now capturing Electronic Dance Music unlike any other time seen before?
I honestly am all for representing the ladies but to me, if you're good at what you do, gender doesn't matter.
It's out NOW! I did this as a 'thank you' to the fans and to remind everyone that I'm still a part of the underground scene I love so much. It's also an experiment; I'm using myself as the guinea pig to test the waters for me to represent artists and their music in an organic and independent way.
I've watched Wes Anderson's 'A Life Aquatic' nearly 10 times.
Q. You’ve also got a very individual, bold attitude that inspires both your style and your music. Where does this side of Ayah come from
Interview by Keran Look Loy
Q. Tell us a fun fact about yourself
I love fashion but I'm not a slave to it, nor do I follow trends, I just go with what feels right.
"If we build together,
we stay up together"
Q. Leave us with some inspiring words for those with big dreams.
If there is any way we can fully bring music back to an honest and organic place, we have to make sure we are in this together. If we build together, we stay up together...