Loop is the badass singer-songwriter that everyone should be watching, or better yet, listening to. We caught up with this bright personality, to talk fashion, 90s music, dates, and her latest single, ‘Give ‘N’ Take’.
CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT YOURSELF?
Well, my favourite food is pizza. My favourite colour changes daily and my lucky number is 4. Pandas are my favourite animal, along with dogs and elephants. My dream movie role would be Lara Croft. I hate jelly and any other wobbly foods. I’m hypermobile so my knees and elbows bend back too far. I’m really good at remembering wifi passwords but I’m ridiculously indecisive.
HOW DID YOU GET INTO MUSIC THEN, DO YOU COME FROM A MUSICAL FAMILY?
No not at all! Although actually, my nana used to sing in jazz clubs, so I think I must’ve got my singing genes from her. I’ve wanted to be a singer since before I can remember. There was never anything else I could see myself doing. I discovered Steps, S Club 7, Britney and Christina, and the Spice Girls when I was little and just fell in love.
WHERE DID THE NAME ‘LOOP’ COME FROM?
It’s my mum’s nickname for me! My name’s Georgia so she called me Georgie-Lou, which became Loopy-Lou, which became Loop. She’s been calling me it for years, so when I decided I wanted to put music out under an alias it was the obvious choice for me!
SINCE YOU’RE A 90S BABY YOURSELF, WHAT ELSE DID YOU LISTEN TO GROWING UP?
Aside from the ones I already said, there was N*Sync, old school Destiny’s Child, All Saints, 5ive, Backstreet Boys, Michael Jackson…
WHAT WAS THE LAST ALBUM YOU LISTENED TO?
The whole way through? Col3trane’s ‘Tsarina’. I’m obsessed.
I’M SO IN LOVE WITH YOUR NEW SINGLE, ‘GIVE ‘N’ TAKE’. AND I’M NOT JUST SAYING THAT! THIS SONG IS 100% GOING TO BE ON REPEAT FOR A VERY LONG TIME. IT WAS YOUR FIRST SINGLE OF 2018, WERE YOU NERVOUS FOR THE RELEASE?
Ahh thank you!! That makes me so happy to hear. I was a little nervous yeah, you can’t not be in the run up to a release cause you just have no idea how it’s going to go. But actually, with ‘Give ‘n’ Take’, I was mostly just so excited. My team and I had been looking forward to putting this one out ever since I wrote it in summer last year. We love it and felt like it was the perfect representation of me as an artist at this point in time, so I was just counting down the days really! And I’m so overwhelmed with the response so far.
TELL US WHAT IT WAS LIKE WORKING WITH LONDON PRODUCER, HIGHT, WHO HAS WORKED WITH THE LIKES OF RITA ORA AND LILY ALLEN?
Great! Hight is a fantastic writer and producer. The session that we wrote ‘Give ‘n’ Take’ in was actually our first time writing together, and we wrote it so quickly. The demo we had at the end of the day was pretty much the final record you hear now! I’m back in with Hight again in a couple of weeks and I’m super excited to see what we come up with next.
AS CATCHY AS THE SONG IS, THE LYRICS SEEM VERY PERSONAL. WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE IT?
Ha yeah, my lyrics usually are. I can’t help it, I’m such an oversharer. It was inspired by my relationship at the time. We’d been together for years and it was just getting to the end where neither of us was making much effort anymore, and all of that spontaneity and thoughtfulness had just vanished. I know a lot of people can relate to that!
WHAT DO YOU WANT PEOPLE TO TAKE AWAY FROM THE SONG?
I mean, on the whole it’s supposed to be a fun sassy song. But I guess if you want to listen to the more serious side of it, then it’s kinda meant to be a bit of a kick up the ass for people who are taking their partner for granted and not appreciating them as they should be. But also maybe to remind you, that actually if that romantic side has gone and you’re having to work that hard at it, maybe it’s run its course and you should move on to something new.
SO WHAT’S YOUR IDEA OF A PERFECT DATE?
Oooh let me think… Definitely a full day thing. Like meet early afternoon and do something active where you can have a laugh and get to know each other. Be a bit tactile, and then go for dinner somewhere with a good atmosphere. Then, of course, on to a bar and get a bit pissed.
ARE YOU A BIG LOVER OF FASHION?
Yes, I love fashion. I’m very influenced by the 90s in my style. I love sports brands like Adidas and Ellesse, and I’d always rather be underdressed than overdressed. I do love wearing heels and dressing up, but day to day you’ll always find me in trackies and trainers.
BACK TO MUSIC, YOU SUPPORTED JONAS BLUE ON HIS HEADLINE EU TOUR. HOW WAS THAT AND WHAT WAS THE BEST THING ABOUT PERFORMING LIVE?
I did indeed, it was an amazing experience. It was my first time performing outside of the UK so I’ll always remember it. The best thing about performing live is the rush it gives you! The feeling you get when you see people singing your lyrics back to you is like nothing else, I swear. I can’t wait to do it over and over again this summer.
CAN YOU TELL US THE BIGGEST HIGHLIGHT IN YOUR CAREER TO DATE?
Oh gosh, that’s a hard one because I have different ones from different stages of my career. The last show of the Jonas tour at Heaven was definitely one of the best nights of my life. My closest friends and family were all there and the crowd was amazingly responsive. I just felt completely indestructible. My first headline show in January was another one of the best nights of my life. I felt super proud when we sold that out weeks ahead of the gig. Having Elton John choose ‘As If’ for his Beats 1 radio show, Rocket Hour, was another pinch me moment. Signing my publishing deal with Kobalt at the end of last year. ‘Give ‘n’ Take’ getting added to Spotify’s Hot Hits playlist cause that’s very rare for an artist of my level on an independent label. I’m just so excited by life in general at the moment. I feel so lucky to be doing this full time now and that people are giving a shit about the music I’m making.
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