Deep down Elle Watson always knew she was destined for bigger things. Growing up in a small town in Kent, the aspiring musician felt hemmed in by her surroundings, felt a little trap by the situation she was in.
One day at school, however, and it all clicked: “One morning, I didn’t realise how close I was to the window, looking out into the bigger world, until I bumped my nose, and saw my breath all over it. I needed to get out of there.”
This sense of escapism pushes her music to fresh heights. New EP ‘Title Here’ is incoming, with Clash able to air fresh cut ‘Walls’. It’s a bitter-sweet offering – radiant pop music, but with a string in the tail, it’s a mature, wholly infectious piece of music.
“I find a sense of imbalance so inspiring,” says the 19-year-old singer-songwriter. “That can be in anything: contradictions that you have in yourself, or something that you feel isn’t right in a situation. When I write, I just put my hands on the piano, and find a bit of dissonance that I find really pretty. Then I go from there.