After the release of her latest single ‘Green Porcelain’, accompanied by a remix from Bristol’s Addison Groove, we caught up with Rebecca Phillips to find out about a few things that do (and don’t) make her tick.

Following the success of her debut single ‘Burnt Peach’, ‘Green Porcelain’ is synth-y soul-pop track combining jazz elements of piano with electro tones and silky smooth vocals. Accompanied by a house remix from Addison Groove, Rebecca’s new offering is the complete package.

Filmed on a Google Pixel camera, Phillips said on the video “the song and the video both centre around fragility and the feeling of violence that occurs when what is familiar, valued or even treasured becomes unfamiliar and begins to alienate us. The subversion of the ‘domestic space’ was important to realising my vision for the film because what should be ‘homely’ becomes dysfunctional. The film was shot on a Google Pixel camera to give the footage an invasive, voyeuristic and home-made sensibility”.

We caught up with the artist to find out about a few things that do (and don’t) make her tick with some quick-fire questions…

Three words to describe my music…
Storyscapes, Hard, Soft

Favourite ever film…
Shame by Steve McQueen

Favourite instagram account…
@maisiecousins

The best venue I’ve played…
Under a small mysterious arch in a desolate part of Mile End.

The song I can’t listen to…
Someone once quoted a lyric to me from a song I’d never heard and used it to character assassinate me. I’d never heard the song before, but it was an incredibly hurtful moment and made me never want to listen to that song. I weirdly only listened to it that one time like 7 years ago now and the lyrics are still in my head. It’s not a song you hear out or on the radio so it’s kind of spooky that I can still remember the melody.

The worst job I’ve ever had…
Working in the hospitality industry – in short it exhausted my body and numbed my mind. Workers in that industry are often exploited, having breaks that aren’t breaks – at the end of a shift and working under people who behave like big fish in small ponds.

My favourite meal to cook…
I only enjoy cooking for other people – I remember making a chocolate torte and a passion fruit posset for a bunch of people and they were feeling it so It felt good to bring a bit of joy to the room.

If I was in a tribute band it would be…
Ha I don’t know – I remember some guys at school who used to sing all the songs by The Darkness at our talent shows – it was quite electrifying somehow and immediately satisfying, but I don’t think I could pull of that new school glam rock look or the guitar skills!

My Favourite word….
‘Feckless’

If I had a superpower I’d want it to be….
I used to want to read people’s minds but now I think that would be a curse. Maybe this is strange – but I don’t think I’d want to have a superpower I think I’d want anything ‘awesome’ I did to come from me being me, from a super organic place and devoid of advantages or powers.

If I could play a gig anywhere it would be…
To a big audience while being in the UK so Glastonbury would be amazing, but I like the idea of playing an immersive gig that combines with an interesting set that can adapt to its physical surroundings so the whole performance lives and breathes with the landscape / space you are in. It’s hard to sum up the details of that here but that’s something I’m working to create. I’ve heard and read about an island in Japan called Naoshima filled with art installations – maybe that would be an interesting space to try these ideas out and perform on one day!

I think you should listen to…
Josh Pan, Blue Skin.

If I could see anyone play live it would be…
I would have liked to see Amy Winehouse live, but on her own terms and only when she was feeling like performing.

‘Green Porcelain’ is out now.