I had a very small budget for the video but I didn't let that phase me. I do love lo-fi clips, so that's exactly what I aimed for. Anyone can make great art if they have great imaginations.
He and I have become good friends so it's been very easy for us to collaborate, it comes together quite naturally. We recently toured the US together, it was a great adventure!
Q. What was the main concept or inspiration behind the video? It has that raw, non-corporate, alternative feel to it. Was that what you were going for?
It has been a beautiful experience receiving love and recognition for the song. Especially because it has a positive message, I've been so humbled in knowing that it has helped people. As I continue making music it's the love you receive that fuels the desire to keep creating so I've been lucky to get a good amount of that.
Q. Coming off the heels of your relatively recent hit single “Romanticise”, how has the attention and your life in general changed since then?
Q. You also did quite a lot of work with Goldroom, being featured in both “Adalita” and “Fifteen” of his album. What was the experience like to work with such a great artist?
"It has been a beautiful experience receiving love and recognition..."
Thank you! I am a product of a magical childhood and a tormented teenagehood, who has been stained by many brilliant artists over time!
Q. Which other artists have really impressed you so far in 2014?
Q. Tell us a fun fact about yourself
CEO, Banoffee, New Gods, Blood Orange, Haim, The Presets.
Interview by Keran Look Loy
Q. Any major collaborations in the works before the end of the year?
Not at the moment, I'm focusing on my own music for now. I love collaborating though so I'm sure I'll get back to it sometime soon.
Photo: Kaitlin Christy
Q. You’ve got a short South American tour coming up in Argentina and Chile. Buenos Aires seems to be really picking up on the electronic scene recently. What are your thoughts going into those performances?
I can't wait to visit South America, I've haven't been previously! I have been getting some great South American love on social media so I'm looking forward to being able to share the real-life experience of my music with everyone. I have a feeling that music lovers in these cities give it their all too.
I have a single coming out very soon on iHeartComix, my good friend Franki Chan's label.
Q. And Miami, for the 3 point festival (I hope to see you there)... do you have anything special coming out for the Wynwood crowd alongside guys like Duke Dumont and Jamie Jones?
Q. Leave us with some words of inspiration
Be a slave to the thing that you're passionate about, and use it for good.
Q. As a side note, you’ve got a very artistic, individual fashion sense and style. We love it! Where does it come from?
I acted as a 16 year-old boy in a short film once.
"Be a slave to the thing you're passionate about"