In The Alphabetical Issue, we selected the finest new talent in poetry, producing, rapping, drumming, writing and singing. Interviewed in the issue (extract below), i-D online were treated to the real deal in a series of live sessions, street style. Here’s the first of many.
i-D Music Editor Hattie Collins on Jetta…
This former backing vocalist for Paloma Faith and Cee-Lo caused a ruckus late last year when she released Start A Riot. Inviting comparison to Solange, Florence and The xx, the Liverpool born, London living singer boasts soulful sounds that pack a lot of punch.
My (abbreviated) life story is… I was bought up by an a capella singing mother and three other strong females. My father was a sound engineer and that has moulded me into the musician that I am today. People should listen to my music because… Melody aside, lyrically I have something that people can relate to.
My influences include… My parents, Annie Lennox, The Police, Bill Withers and Lykki Li. My favourite word is… Raw, because of ‘raw’ and lions ‘roar’. I like that. If I wasn’t doing this I’d be… An astronaut. 2013 is my year because… It’s the year of the snake and I’m a snake in the Chinese zodiac.