Ojerime fuses nostalgic 90s R&B vibes with dark, pensive electro and honest, poetic lyricism to offer her own striking blend of avant-garde R&B. We caught up with the South London artist to talk Beyonce, burgers and dream gigs.

On ‘Empty’, released earlier this week, Ojerime’s smooth, sultry vocals meld with brooding basslines, skittering beats and hazy, resplendent guitar melodies. ‘Empty’ marks a powerful and hugely welcome return as Ojerime’s introspective and deeply personal lyrics see her explore cathartic reflection through the track. “Empty’ is a freestyle about being drained in every area of life, from friendships, career and love life.”, she explains, “I offload all of this in a convoluted way because I’m going through so many emotions when writing this. The lyrics are relatable but the overall message is quite cryptic and personal to me.”

With more music coming soon Ojerime is definitely one to keep a close eye on. In the meantime get to know her In Short…

Last photo on your phone…

a rabbit from the pet store

Favourite instagram account…

@ifyouhigh

The best venue I’ve played…

the hospital club

Earliest song you remember…

for real – love will be waiting at home

The worst job I’ve ever had…

asda cafe lol

Favourite food on tour…

five guys burger (lettuce, onion, pickle, jalapenos, ketchup, mayo + hot sauce)

My Favourite word…

money

Things that cheer me up…

my mum

If I could play a gig anywhere it would be…

Hawaii or Jamaica (somewhere tropical, it’s good for the throat)

I think you should listen to…

Rema – Iron Man

If I could see anyone play live it would be…

Beyonce or Alex Isley, I feel that would strongly inspire me.

‘Empty’ is out now.