Annabel has been making music for just over a year and describes it as “one of the best – completely random – decisions I’ve ever made”. Annabel didn’t have any experience or training, and had never thought of herself, or been thought of, as a ‘musician’. She just picked up a microphone one day, decided to have a go and twelve months later, she’s a Spotify musician working with BBC Music Introducing, and taking part in residencies like this. The feeling Annabel gets from making and performing music is indescribable, and she is ridiculously grateful to have discovered her inner music-maker.
“I’ve done nothing like this before, and I’m extremely new to the experience of musical collaboration. I didn’t realise how rewarding it was, and how much it could shake up my preconceptions of what I think my music should sound like, in a great way. Ultimately, the reason I make music is because I love creating, and creativity is a million times better when it’s experienced collectively. I’m excited to see where giving up full control of my musical output takes me as an artist.”