“I want to make people feel good. And I want to make myself feel good.” Those are the goals of the free-spirited Canadian electro pop troublemaker Jessy Lanza ahead of her set at Hackney’s renowned Visions festival.

Arriving in London Fields on Saturday August 6th, Visions is a spirited day of music, food, beer and boasts with an eclectic line up of the hottest names in cutting-edge music. Not to mention a tattoo parlour and a dog show. Just say yes.

Signed to London’s trendsetting Hyperdub label, it’s Lanza that is leading the pack of electronic music artists at Visions, with a line-up that also includes fellow digital pioneers Lindstrom and Iglooghost. And judging by her latest album – ‘Oh No’ – which she dropped in May, Jessy’s set will feature focus more on higher-tempo polished pop sheen of her new tunes.

Her new direction is a marked departure from the dark down-tempo slow burners of her debut, ‘Pull My Hair Back’. The new album sees Jessy signing a lot more convincingly, as well as teamed up with production partner Jeremy Greenspan from Junior Boys. The results are deliriously playful and joyous.

Her Visions appearance is also your first chance to check out the Ontario pop-step sensation ahead of a bigger European tour kicking off in Amsterdam at the end of October. We caught up with Jessy while she was recovering at home in Hamilton after a gruelling North American tour to ask her the burning questions about kitty litter, dog shows and goblins.

If I had to describe my music in 3 words, I’d use…
Droopy, dumpy, yippy

My favourite film ever is…
Best in Show

The song I hate the most is…
I don’t hate any song that much. But I do resent having to hear that kings of Leon song about sex being on fire.

The worst job I’ve ever had is… 
I’ve never had a job that was that bad. But one time while working at a bar I had to clean up someone’s puke using kitty litter, which was gross.

If I was in a tribute band it would be…
Steely Dan

My favourite word is…
Shutup!

If I had a super power I’d want it to be… 
Being able to walk through walls would be great. But if I could do that I’d like to go full creep and be invisible as well.

If I could play a gig anywhere it would be…
Playing at the Eden project in Cornwall would be a dream come true.

I think you should listen to…
Marie Davidson!

If I could see anyone play live it would be…
Goblin, followed by a set by Marie Davidson.

Jessy Lanza plays Visions festival on August 6th