Interview With Loveday
20 year old rising talent Loveday has just released her new single "I Can't Dance".
The track is all about loosing yourself in a moment, such as on the dancefloor. Underpinned by a strong bass line and Loveday's strong vocal the track could be one of the songs of the summer.
I asked the Midlands based singer about the new song and also about how Jessie Ware played one of her songs on Radio 1
Your new single I Can’t Dance is quite upbeat, are you a glass half full type person?
I like to think of myself as a glass half full kind of person. I have set backs and darker times just like anybody else, but at the moment I feel like I’m on top of the world! Some of my past singles have been slightly more on the moodier side, they seemed to fit where my head was at at the time. ‘I Can’t Dance’
is definitely better suited to my current mindset.
How did you get involved with the test on the Gadget Show?
Luckily for me, they were filming the musical challenge episode in Coventry, where I’m based. They searched for artists in Coventry and saw that I was BBC introducing Coventry and Warwickshire’s artist of the month several months before. They reached out to me and at first I thought it must be fake, as it was so unexpected and seemed too good to be true. Thankfully, it wasn’t someone stitching me up, and it was one of the most exciting experiences of my life so far!
Jessie Ware played your new song on Radio 1, have you heard her new album as most of it is dance based?
I’m so grateful to Jessie for giving me, and many other aspiring artists, the chance to be on BBC radio one! Listening to that show was so surreal. I love Jessie’s new album, I find it kind of haunting, but in such a magical way. I find that this album incorporates aspects of retro pop, which is right up my street. However it still feels modern and fresh. Massive round of applause for Jessie on this one!
If we ever come down to the Midlands what clubs should we be checking out?
I would definitely recommend Mosh Leicester. There are three floors with three different genres, I DJ a few nights a week here on the Indie/alternative floor and on the retro-pop floor. There really is something for everyone, I love working there.
What do you think of the singles chart at the moment as it all seems to be R&B tracks and rap?
I don’t listen to charts music that often, but I do like to keep up to date with where it’s at. Sometimes a rap/R&B song will enter the charts that catches my attention, for example, Vossi Bop by Stormzy. This song is a tune.
What other career path would you have followed if not music?
I haven’t really given this much thought, because I’ve always wanted to do something music related. If I couldn’t be an artist, I’d find another area of music such as producing. However, I love cooking and can see myself having some sort of food related career if I couldn’t be involved in music, however I don’t think I’d like the pressures of working in a restaurant kitchen. After working as a waitress for many years and seeing the stress the chefs are put under, maybe working in a little bakery or something, but I don’t think I’d ever stop eating.
Is there any dance artist or producer you would like to work with?
I don’t listen to much dance music, however I seem to like everything that Jax Jones has released. This guy knows how to produce chart topping bangers and I would love to collab with him.
Have you ever been up to Yorkshire or Lancashire?
Sadly, I think Derby is the furthest north I have ever been, except a trip to Liverpool when I was about 9 (disgraceful I know!). I don’t get much time to take trips, but I’ve wanted to travel up north for ages, I’d love to explore Yorkshire. I hear nights out up north are unbeatable.