Allegra, star of new pop bop-and-a-half, Do What I Want, is a girl on a mission. Her aim: to get to know herself better and to encourage others to do the same. We sat down with the budding young talent to find out more.
What do you hope to have achieved by the end of the year?
This might sound silly but I definitely want to know myself even better by the end of this year. I’ve always been so busy and in the thick of things but knowing who I am allowed me to become a better artist. It’s important to know who you are so that you can help others.
Do you have a follow up planned to DWIW? What would you like to write about next?
I’ve already written my next single and I’m planning on releasing an EP soon! So I guess my next few songs are about being true to yourself and saying that you don’t need to rely on someone to be happy or go achieve your goals in life.
In DWIW, you speak a lot about the pressures of conforming on social media. What advice would you give to people who are struggling with that during lockdown?
Take time off. I’ve definitely switched off social media so that I can really be present with my family and write music. It’s important to not compare yourself to other and just work on you from time to time.
What do you plan to do during the new lockdown? Are there ways to do what you want whilst still following regulations? 😉
It’s a challenge but I’m making the most out of this lockdown. I’m doing cooking challenges with my friends over the phone and I’m definitely dancing around my kitchen while doing it. I like to look to the positive side of things instead of focusing on negatives! It’s just The time to think outside the box and to be creative.
How did you find learning the choreography for DWIW? Is it something that comes naturally to you?
I’ve always been a dancer since I was a little girl ! I took ballet lessons, tap lessons, modern dance even figure skating. So I’m lucky that i can pick up things quite quickly.
How was the reception to the TikTok challenge?
It was definitely overwhelming. If I told my younger self that people would be dancing to my song on social media I would’ve thought you were crazy! I was so thankful and I’m still amazed by the whole thing!
Thanks for chatting with us Allegra! Do What I Want is out now on all streaming platforms, and you can watch the spectacular video below…