Rachel Maria Cox on keeping your eyes on your vision

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NAME

Rachel Maria Cox

WHAT DO YOU DO?

Musician, and manager of Sad Grrrls Club

FAVOURITE BAND?

The Dandy Warhols

FAVOURITE SONG?

It changes so frequently, but at the moment it's IDGAF by Dua Lipa

FAVOURITE FEMALE ARTIST AND WHY?

Kesha - she's been a constant love of mine, creating amazing pop music and I feel coming more and more into herself as time progresses. Her journey has been a real source of strength for me personally.

IS THIS WHAT YOU ALWAYS DREAMED OF?

So when I was a kid I really wanted to be a pop songwriter. In some ways it's not at all what I dreamed but it's definitely a lot closer than most people get!

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DO YOU HAVE A GIRL GANG? WHY DO YOU LOVE THEM? 

I don't really love the idea of a 'girl gang' because I think it's easy for that to feel exclusionary but I have my Sad Grrrls Club and I love them because we all make amazing music and support each other!

WHAT WOMEN DO YOU LOOK UP TO?

Sia and Julia Michaels as songwriters, And outside of music I really admire Roxane Gay, non-binary people like Amandla Sternberg, and anyone who works to fight for non-binary and trans representation and breaking down racism and sexism.

DO YOU HAVE ANY LITTLE SECRETS TO FOLLOWING YOUR PASSION?

I've had amazing mentors and help over the years so I would say - surround yourself with supportive people who make you want to be your best. Take care of those people and yourself. Keep your eyes on your vision but keep an open mind on the best way to get there. And always do things that make you happy.

WHAT WERE YOU LIKE AS A KID? HAS ANYTHING CHANGED?

I was bossy, over the top, prone to mood swings, ambitious, singing all the time, constantly daydreaming and coming up with crazy schemes. So I think not really a lot has changed!

Rachel Maria Cox is playing the Electric Lady stage at Mountain Sounds Festival, grab your tickets here and like them on Facebook and follow them on Instagram here. Listen to them on Spotify and Apple Music. Like Sad Grrrls Club on Facebook and follow them on Instagram.