If you've not yet heard Magalie and her music, I'd bank on you getting to know her and remembering her name in the months to come.

Invading the world of pop music, she looks set to take on the charts with her fiery passion and make herself known - here we speak to her in a new and exclusive interview about her love of music, being friends with Taio Cruz and more.


When did you realise music was the career path you wanted to go down?

It was always a dream since I was a kid. Now I’m dreaming in an awakened state.

How was the reaction from friends and family when you said this is what you wanted to do?

My family and friends have been supportive. They just said I should do what makes me happy.

What are some of your earliest music-related memories?

So many... I remember trying to do the Moonwalk, what a complete fail then and I still can't do it now! (laughs)

Who or where do you draw influence and inspiration from as an artist?

I find inspiration from everything and nothing... It sounds silly but sometimes I can just be alone and a song just happens out of nowhere. But usually I'd say that all the aspects of love inspire me.

Debut single 'First Kiss' is out later this year - how have you found the response to the track so far?

Amazeballs to sum it up in one word!

I don't think that I could ask for a better response at this point. A friend of mine came by my house once and had my song blasting on his car stereo and I couldn't stop laughing... It was really cool!

It's a song you wrote, how important is it for you to write your own material?

Oh that's the most important thing for me, the biggest compliment I could receive would be to hear someone I don't know singing the lyrics and melody I've written.

You've had writing sessions with Wayne Hector and Guy Chambers, how were those experiences?

It was really normal actually... I know that sounds weird, but they are both so down to earth, that after 10 minutes we were joking and laughing and you just forget that they've penned massive and such influential songs.

Taio Cruz is also a sort of 'mentor' for you - how much has he helped you and how involved is he with what you're going to produce and put out?

I think of Taio as a friend first, he has always been a good mate and given me great advice.

What music are you listening to currently?

It's a mixed bag of stuff, I keep up to date with the pop charts, so Bruno Mars, Lorde, Ed Sheeran, Adele, Ellie Goulding, but always revert back to icons like MJ, Beatles, Queen, Kate Bush, as they are so inspiring.

What should we expect from you in the coming weeks and months going forward?

Upbeat, fun, colourful music that hits home and heart with a hint of nostalgia.

Finally, do you have a definitive aim for your career - what's the big goal?

Songwriter of the year would suit me just fine... That's one of the stars I'm shooting for. So not aiming too high then! (laughs)

Magalie's single 'First Kiss' is released October 5.

by for www.femalefirst.co.uk
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