My Positive Life | Gabrielle Aplin

Gabrielle Aplin the British singer/songwriter is best known for her tender re-working of Frankie Goes To Hollywood‘s classic 1984 single The Power Of Love in last year’s John Lewis Christmas advert. Since then Gabrielle has had a fabulous year supporting Gotye, Ed Sheeran and John Mayer in 2013 and she is set to be one of the rising stars of 2014. We chat to the 21 year old singer on her musical influences and her greatest achievement to date.
 
Gabrielle Aplin
 
 One word that describes you?
 Positive. 
 
In your own words, what do you do?
As a career, I’m incredibly lucky to have fun creating, playing and writing music every day. 

Who is your greatest influence in your career/life?

My biggest influence in music is Joni Mitchell, aside from her incredible voice and songwriting ability I think of her so highly as an artist and person. 

What is your favourite part of your job?

Getting to travel to countries I would never have had the chance to go to otherwise.

What is the most challenging part of your job?

Just generally taking care of yourself is pretty tough when you’re always on the move! 

What is your greatest achievement?

I think the whole of 2013 as an actual body of work was the hardest and best work I’ve done so far.
 
Gabrielle Aplin
 
What was your Plan B?
 
I didn’t have one. There are lots of things I’d love to do, but would never put more effort  into a plan B. 
 
What’s the best advice you’ve been given?
 
To live life honestly and purely. Don’t think you can go wrong there!
 
Please complete the sentence… I could not live without…
 
My family.

If you could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?

Absolutely Nick Drake
 
Sustainability and consumption are two words you will hardly find in the same sentence – which brands do you think are good quality and are doing their bit for people and the planet?
 
I think jurlique are amazing quality.

Do you support a charity or cause?

I support Amnesty International and PETA.

What steps do you take to make your life more positive?

I think just having a positive outlook and radiating good thoughts is enough to make your life more positive.

 

You can hear more from Gabrielle on her website here.

Katherine Sparshatt