#MISSGUIDEDDISCOVERED: JERRY WILLIAMS| November 17, 2016
20-year old singer Jerry Williams is definitely one to watch. With additive indie pop songs and support from some of the best, she’s the girl we can’t stop listening to rn. We caught up with her to chat favourite gigs, dream collaborations and secret addictions. Here’s what she had to say…
Tell us about yourself…
I’m Jerry Williams and I’m 20 years old from Portsmouth! I write indie pop songs on my guitar about growing up, stories of my nights out and mine and other people’s everyday thoughts and feelings.
Your videos are amazing, what’s the inspiration?
Thank you! I guess it depends on the song. I usually have a clear vision on what the song makes me see. It happens naturally and it’s the best feeling when you see something you imagined in your head on the screen.
What 5 travel essentials can’t you live without on tour?
My headphones, a pillow, my MAC studio fix foundation YASSS, make up wipes and my phone
Who’s the coolest person you’ve met so far?
Probably Ian Matthews from Kasabian! My producer Dan Brown knows him and he sent him a text one day when we were in the studio and asked if he wanted to play some drums on our demo. And he was like ‘Yeah sure I’ll just pop round’ haha! We all jammed together and it was so BRILLIANT and he’s literally one of the coolest guys. Charles who is 1/2 Slow Club is up there too, their band are one of my biggest inspirations and to write a song with him was a dream.
Where can we see you perform next?
I’ll be playing at the Under The Bridge for Music Week Radar Nov 24th
What’s the best gig you have ever played?
Probably British Summer Time at Hyde Park alongside Take That haha.
What’s on the agenda for the rest of 2016?
Maybe another music video woooooo! More songwriting and more gigging with the band!
Who would you like to collaborate with and why?
Chris Martin from Coldplay. They’re one of my favourite bands and inspirations.
Why do you think the relationship between fashion and music is so strong?
It’s a way to show your personality! Just like I’m creative with my music, I love being creative with my fashion. I guess it’s just a way of expressing yourself alongside the music!
What’s your favourite music video?
Riptide by Vance Joy
What gets you hyped for a gig?
I love playing gigs every time but I always get extra excited if there’s a new, freshly written song in the set!
Who did you listen to growing up?
Coldplay, David Gray and Johnny Cash. I’m still into them now as well as Jamie T and Vampire Weekend.
Who’s your biggest musical inspiration?
I’ve got so many but my biggest is Slow Club. I love their lyrics.
What’s your guilty pleasure, most played track?
Call Me Al by Paul Simon haha SO FEEL GOOD
Last album you listened to all the way through?
I’m the sort of person who listens to one song on repeat until I find a new one haha. But one album I always listen to all the way through is Parachutes by Coldplay
What track gives you goosebumps?
I Love You Honeybear by Father John Misty or Birds Without Wings by David Gray
What’s your spirit animal?
I just did a Google quiz and it said I’m an elephant. Cool, I love elephants.
What emoji best describes you?
The little rocker hand. I love music and the way it makes me feel
Who are you currently stalking on Instagram?
What makes you laugh?
Everything, I’m so giggly.
What’s your secret addiction?
Peanut Butter KitKats OMG
Who’s your celebrity wannabe wife?
What would your superhero power be?
To be able to heal people
What was the first thing you did this morning?
Have a cup of tea
Tell us something weird about yourself…
I won a talent contest once when I was younger. My talent was rolling my belly to the Crazy Frog song (cringe)
Who are you listening to at the moment?
I’ve ventured back in the Moby album Play
What’s your song to get you ready for a party?
Nobody To Love by Sigma
What has been your favourite place you’ve travelled to?
Amsterdam or Bali
If you were a Spice Girl which one would you be?
Tikka Spice because I love tikka masala curry haha
What do you love about Missguided?
There’s so much to choose from and it’s so easy to mix and match
What item of clothing can’t you live without?
My Dr Martens or a leather jacket
What items do you make sure you pack on your travels?
Comfy PJs, sunglasses, a turtle neck or a jumper and pair of cosy socks.
Who is your style icon and why?
Whinnie Williams. I love her fashion SO much! It’s so retro and classy, I want her wardrobe haha.
Where do you look for fashion inspiration?
I follow lots of fashion accounts on Instagram like Gucci or Cavalli but I just go by what I like. Whether it’s from the high street, charity or vintage shops, I just put together pieces I love.
What best describes your style?
Colourful with occasional clashing patterns, retro-ish with an edge
What’s your favourite fashion trend this season and why?
Pom pom hats, so cute.
If you could steal anyone’s wardrobe who’s would it be?
Whinnie Williams haha
You can only wear one outfit for the rest of the year, what is it?
A leather jacket, t shirt, skinny jeans, Dr Martens.
Which city has the best fashion?
I’d have to say London. Anything goes and I love it!
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