Florida-born songwriter Ali Tamposi is the babe behind some of our favourite songs, including Kelly Clarkson’s Stronger and DJ Snake’s Let Me Love. She’s worked with Bey too which makes us love her even more. We caught up with her to chat about her career, dream collabs and what she’s got on the agenda for the rest of 2016…
Tell us about yourself…
I write songs because I have to. It’s the one space I fully trust myself in. My party girl days are behind me, so I’ve had the space over the past couple years to reconnect with the real world. Gratitude and curiosity are my favorite new feelings. As long as I can hold on to those two, I’ll be alright.
How did you get into songwriting?
Songwriting got into me, actually. I’ll let songwriting answer though, he tells the story better.
Which songwriters have inspired you the most?
How would you describe your aesthetic and how does it inspire your music?
Steampunk with chic influence, dashes of goth, hyper-minimalist Impressionism. Affects the music really positively, I think. Just kidding, I have no idea, I trust my instincts for better and for worse.
Who’s the coolest person you’ve met so far?
Who would you like to collaborate with and why?
Daft punk and Carole King, together!
Imagine that tune!
You must travel a lot, which travel essentials can’t you live without?
My bed, my boyfriend, my family. I come with a lot of baggage.
What has been your favourite place you’ve travelled to?
What’s on the agenda for the rest of 2016?
It’s a bit scary busy. I predict a lot of meditating.
Why do you think the relationship between fashion and music is so strong?
Thunder is what lightning sounds like. Same with fashion and music.
What’s your favourite music video?
This year, LSD ASAP Rocky
What’s your spirit animal?
Who are you currently stalking on Instagram?
My little sister @racheltamposi. I’m keeping an eye on her.
What makes you laugh?
Funny little kids on YouTube
What’s your secret addiction?
What would your superhero power?
What was the first thing you did this morning?
Cancelled my trainer
Tell us something weird about yourself…
I love rubbing fresh manicured nails on my lips
Who are you listening to at the moment?
Popcaan, “everything nice”
What’s your song to get you ready for a party?
Now that I’m sober, I need Bob Marley telling me every little thing is gonna be alright.
If you were a Spice Girl which one would you be?
What do you love about Missguided?
They offer a unique variety of fashion forward apparel at an affordable cost.
What item of clothing can’t you live without?
My bomber jacket
Who is your style icon and why?
Mick Jagger .. He’s a rock n roll fairy
Where do you look for fashion inspiration?
The ninteen sixties
What best describes your style?
Well, if I’m being honest here, I try hard to look like I didn’t try.. structured chill.?
What’s your favourite fashion trend this season and why?
If you could steal anyone’s wardrobe who’s would it be?
You can only wear one outfit for the rest of the year, what is it?
Sparkle jeans , black platform Superga sneaks, white “drink kick” vintage tee, a party jacket and a party hat.. Call it a good time.
Which city has the best fashion?
Finally, any tips for anyone trying to get into the industry?
Make the music you wish there was more of. Other people probably feel the same way and they’ll be grateful
Wanna know more? Follow Ali on Insta @alitamposi
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