Call Me Loop

Fast rising pop starlet Call Me Loop’s musical journey began with a love for pop heavyweights of the 2000s – Christina Aguilera, Beyoncé and Justin Timberlake – before she began channelling her inspiration into her own music which she sums up as “sassy, emotive, electronic pop”. Her most recent single “Give ‘n’ Take” clocked up 11 million streams and there’s more to come – her new single “Cut & Run” looks set to follow in its footsteps, with more new music set for the new year. While we wait, we get to know the pop queen better below.

Cut & Run was written at the end of a relationship - what do you think the secret is to a great breakup track?

I think it depends on the breakup and what message you're trying to convey. If it's about regaining your self-worth after a bad relationship then it's got to be full of sass and empowerment and strength. But if it's a heartbreak song then I think you've just got to lay yourself bare and use it as a means of closure; pouring your emotions out into a song is so cathartic.

What are your top three breakup tracks of all time?

Oh that's a tough one. There are so many. If we're talking more recent breakup tunes, then maybe “Tears Dry On Their Own” by Amy Winehouse, “Somebody That I Used To Know” by Gotye, and “Cry Me A River” by Justin Timberlake. If we're talking ultimate classics, then I'd say “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler, “Nothing Compares 2 U” by Sinead O'Connor, “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston.

You write all your music from personal experience, how hard is it putting that information out there about yourself?

To be honest, the only thing I find hard about it is worrying about how the person I've written about is going to take it. I'm such an over-sharer in general, I always have been and I just don't really know how to be any other way, so my songs were always going to be super personal. But my songs are always about someone so I do sometimes get a bit anxious before releasing them that the person involved is going to hear it and be upset. Also, a song will usually come out like 6-12 months after you've written it so it's weird because you often won't still be feeling that same way about the relationship or person. But there's something kind of therapeutic about listening back through songs and being taken back to that exact time in your life when you wrote it.

What are the albums that have had the biggest impact on you as a musician?

“Stripped” by Christina Aguilera - that album was the soundtrack of my youth! Her voice, her lyrics, her sass - she was my ultimate idol and I knew that album inside out; still do. Also “Back to Black”, by Amy Winehouse, was huge for me. I was in awe of Amy when I was younger because she was different from the other 'pop' stars I loved, but my voice actually always lent itself better to more soulful songs.

How important is style to you as a performer and who is your style icon?

Super important. It helps portray your identity as an artist. I've always been someone that underdresses rather than overdresses and I like to feel comfortable when I perform, so my stage outfits are usually trainers and baggy trousers and crop tops. I only bring out heels for the really fancy events! I take style inspiration from a lot of people, but I am pretty obsessed with everything Bella Hadid wears!

What are you most excited about for the remainder of the year?

My headline show on Friday 16 November at Camden Assembly! I’m so excited because I haven't done one since my first sold out show in January and we've got so many new songs to play that no one's heard before. I've also gotten amazing support from Abisha and Folly Rae, so it's going to be a girl’s night. And then my next single will be out in mid-November too so I can't wait for that. It's going to show a slightly more vulnerable side of me which is both nerve-racking and super exciting!