Well, firstly, I generally believe that the artists I reach out to collaborate with share a lot of similar sensibilities with me as an artist, so creatively, it can be pretty free-flowing, honestly. What I look for is something I can’t do myself, and also someone I’m a fan of and excited to bring into the project. Creatively, I can be a bit of a control freak, so there are definitely challenges to it, but I think every track with a feature was elevated substantially. The narrative of the album is very singular, and I wanted to bring people in as a way to counteract that.
I’m still pinching myself at the results. I mean, I could never have dreamed of working with Laraaji before this record. He’s a bit of a hero of mine, so that’s been a total bucket list moment. The collaborations all came around in their own way. It felt full circle to link up with Mauv again. We worked on the lead single, Amelia, off my first album together, so it felt great to explore where we're both at currently and feed that into the record. Also, massive shouts to sir Was, Tess Roby & Lawrence, who absolutely nailed it. Cliché, but the most fun part is the friendships you make along the way. A lot of the time, the same goes with running the record labels.