Essie Holt on seeking new perspectives

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NAME

Essie Holt

WHAT DO YOU DO?

Artist

FAVOURITE FEMALE ARTIST AND WHY?

Megan Washington. Her songs have been with me for over 8 years now and have stuck with me as I've grown up. I find her super inspiring and every time I see her live I'm blown away consistently. Thanks Meg!

WHERE DO YOU WANT TO GO NEXT?

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I'm working on an EP at the moment! I'm super keen to get that out later in the year and have a body of work to share with people that represents where I'm at right now. My favourite part about doing what I do is playing live, so I'm keen to play some really cool shows and support some more artists that I look up to.

DESCRIBE YOUR WORK ETHIC.

I'm really focussed on making this project the best it can be, so I basically live and breathe it. Writing is something that I can't switch off from and I do it pretty consistently. At the moment I'm spending a lot of time working on the EP, playing a lot of shows and writing as much as I can. I've got quite a bit of travel coming up too for some tours, so I'm trying to be really organised to make sure everything gets done and keeps moving forward.

DO YOU HAVE RITUALS? WOULD YOU SHARE ONE WITH US?

Every morning I take my dog for a walk down to our local cafe and grab a coffee. I plan out my day in my head and work out what the most important things I have to do are. It definitely helps me ease into the day.

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HOW CAN WOMEN BEST SUPPORT ONE ANOTHER?

I think just by listening and checking in with each other. It's really easy to get caught up in your own life, but it's so important to make time for the women around you and be in tune with how others may be feeling. And there's also something really cool about meeting up with someone you don't know super well and just chatting about life. It's cool to get new perspectives and get to know someone. I always walk away from those convos really inspired.

WHAT MAKES A WOMAN ELECTRIC?

I find a woman electric when they know what they want, take the path they're passionate about, work hard for it and are kind to people in the process.

Essie Holt's new single Better For You is out now. Like Essie Holt on Facebook and follow her on Instagram. Listen to her music on Spotify and Apple Music.