Let’s start with Liquid Cool, I read that you retreated to an extent and making it was quite a private experience. As a woman in music, that feels like a bold, impressive step and making an empowered choice after stepping away from your label?
I was trying to turn it into a positive experience, what I thought about when I first started making music under Night Jewel and, you know, it’s a mix of pleasure and pain – like any creative project where you have successes and failures. But for the most part, when I worked on my records initially, I was having a lot of fun. Doing it on my own and getting into my weird world, it was a very positive and fun time. I just thought I always need to be making records in this way, where I’m having fun and I felt on the records previous to Liquid Cool I did that, but after I had these business interests – for the most part my label but also other people. This external influence was making it into something negative and it was important to me, before I started writing, to figure out how to release myself from that negativity and that was to go very much internally, into why am I making music in the first place.