Happy Monday, music lovers! It’s a new week, and I have a lot of great content to share with you. I’m starting things off with a Q&A with singer/songwriter Winnie Raeder.

Discovered early last year, making coffee in a small cafe in Putney, a fortuitous coming together of events has lead Winnie to her destined path in music. Born and raised in Aabenraa, Denmark and now residing in London, the 23-year-old artist prides herself on powerful and emotive story-telling.

I shared Winnie’s debut single, ‘Don’t You Dare’ earlier this month and if you haven’t heard it yet, check out her live performance at that very cafe in Putney.

What a voice! She is such a fantastic artist, so I had to find out more about her. Peep the interview below:

How has your life changed since being discovered in that cafe last year?

The most significant change is that I’m now able to focus all of my time on writing and playing music, which is incredible.

What was the experience like working on your debut single, ‘Don’t You Dare’?

I wrote this song sitting alone in my dad’s house feeling a lot of things, and it felt like one of those things where it’s already written and lives somewhere inside you, you just need to figure out where it’s hiding if that makes sense. As with everything else, it was crucial for me to find someone who ‘got it’ when it was time to produce it. Cause it’s not really only about making it sound nice to me. It’s about making it sound like it feels. And when I met James Earp, I knew that he’s one of those people who understands how to do that. So producing with James, and just getting to know him in general, was really special to me and I’m happy we got to find a home for the song together.

What has the response been like since you released it?

People have been so kind to it and to me. It feels quite organic and natural the way it’s been received, and to read what people thought of it has just been amazing. It was a big deal for me personally to release for the first time, but I’m very happy with the way it turned out.

What can we look forward to from you in the coming months?

I’ll be releasing more music and videos the next couple of months and I’ll be playing my first headline show on the 3rd of June in St Pancras Old Church. I’ll also play Bushstock and Barn on the Farm, which is pretty exciting.

Lastly, what one word would you use to describe yourself?



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