Hi Alexis, can we start by taking a moment to talk about your 2016 album Piano which was such a beautiful, intimate, piece of work. Did you find writing Piano, and being so intimate and honest, a difficult experience?
The video work you did with Simon Owens, especially for So Much further to go, were all incredibly profound and wistful; visually bringing to life key themes of the record. Is the work you’ve done with Simon an extension of your ideas for the record, or does the creative concept come from Simon’s interpretations of your work?
In, what appears to be, an extension of creative restlessness, you’ve followed up Piano both quickly and with an interesting concept. Tell us about new album Listen with(out) Piano and where that restlessness comes from.
You’ll be up in the north on the 24th Marchplaying at the Sage. Touring Listen with(out) Piano seems like it might bring certain challenges. What can we expect from the show and how are you feeling about approaching those challenges?