We caught up with singer-songwriter and all-round mega-babe Sonna Rele to chat touring, fave gigs and what gets her hyped for a gig…
Tell us about yourself…
I was a complete misfit at school
Music was my escape from feeling left out
My Music Monday helps me to connect to a mass amount of people
My music is conversational with a mixture of future bass, pop and throwback R&B production.
What 5 travel essentials can’t you live without on tour?
Honey, guitar, headphones, a Twix, a segway
Your videos are amazing, what’s the inspiration?
It was on a Monday when my dad lost his job. I then realised I disliked Mondays like most people and wanted to use my passion for music to turn it around for myself and others.
How would you describe your aesthetic and how does it inspire your music?
I believe that if you are truly beautiful on the inside you shine from the outside so can encourage others to do the same. Because of this it allows me creative freedom to relax and create music people can relate to.
Who’s the coolest person you’ve met so far?
My Dad…Would you believe that he has never owned a mobile phone. That alone is cool in itself.
Where can we see you perform next?
Upcoming NEYO Tour where we will be debuting our duet single
What’s the best gig you have ever played?
Wembley Arena for the UK Welcomes Prime Minister Modi. I performed with the philharmonic orchestra and it was streamed to over 700 million people
What’s on the agenda for the rest of 2016?
As Christmas is just around the corner!! Eat lots of food and create cool vids for my followers.
Who would you like to collaborate with and why?
I look forward to when I collaborate with Drake and The Weeknd one day. Love their music and vibe.
Why do you think the relationship between fashion and music is so strong?
I think it is because they are both forms of expression.
What’s your favourite music video?
Michael Jackson – Remember the Time
What gets you hyped for a gig?
Reading message on my Instagram from fans saying they can’t wait to see me perform.
Who did you listen to growing up?
I grew up listening to a lot of the Motown legends in the house. Other influences include Brandy, Beyonce, Frank Ocean, and Mariah Carey.
Who’s your biggest musical inspiration?
What’s your guilty pleasure, most played track?
Wannabe from the Spice Girls
Last album you listened to all the way through?
Drake – Views from the 6
What track gives you goosebumps?
Human Nature – Michael Jackson
What’s your spirit animal?
What emoji best describes you?
The inquisitive one
Who are you currently stalking on Instagram?
What makes you laugh?
Memes on Instagram
What’s your secret addiction?
Who’s your celebrity wannabe wife?
What would be your superhero power?
The ability to heal people
What was the first thing you did this morning?
Brushed my teeth
Tell us something weird about yourself…
I eat dessert before my main meal
Who are you listening to at the moment?
What’s your song to get you ready for a party?
WizKid – Caro
What has been your favourite place you’ve travelled to?
If you were a Spice Girl which one would you be?
A cross between Sporty Spice and Baby Spice
What do you love about Missguided?
It’s young fresh edgy and cool
What item of clothing can’t you live without?
My crop top
What items do you make sure you pack on your travels?
My bomber jackets
Who is your style icon and why?
Where do you look for fashion inspiration?
What best describes your style?
Glamour meets street wear
What’s your favourite fashion trend this season and why?
Oversized hoodies with thigh high boots and chokers because they are so comfortable to wear but still stylish.
If you could steal anyone’s wardrobe who’s would it be?
You can only wear one outfit for the rest of the year, what is it?
My PJ’s and slides
Which city has the best fashion?
Wanna know more? Follow Sonna Rele on Insta at @sonnarele
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