Ladyhawke thinks music labels have at all times “struggled” together with her.
The 42-year-old singer – whose actual identify is Phillipa Brown – believes that labels have by no means actually recognized “what to do with [her]”.
Reflecting on her journey within the music trade, she defined: “I believe, as Ladyhawke, folks by no means actually have recognized the place to place me.
“The labels struggled, and nobody knew what to do with me.”
The singer was really urged by labels to stay tight-lipped about her sexuality at the beginning of her profession.
She instructed NME: “I keep in mind proper originally of my profession being instructed I wasn’t allowed to speak about my sexuality. ‘Don’t inform anybody you will have a girlfriend’ was the recommendation I received given.
“I additionally received instructed ‘Nobody desires to see you strolling down the road holding fingers with a lady.’’ And I keep in mind pondering, ‘I’m certain numerous folks would, really.”
Requested whether or not she was urged to cover her sexuality as a result of labels needed her to be fascinating to males, Ladyhawke mentioned: “I assume that’s what it’s. I by no means requested. I simply couldn’t.
“It’s one thing I’m nonetheless getting remedy for as a result of it actually messed me up, feeling like me-just-being-myself wasn’t sufficient, you already know? I’m simply so glad it’s totally different now.”
The music star has not too long ago been recognized with obsessive-compulsive dysfunction.
Requested the way it impacts on her life, she defined: “It’s not the [kind] that you just at all times see portrayed in TV exhibits or movies the place you want, flip the sunshine swap on or off and wash your fingers one million occasions – it’s the cyclical ideas.
“I get obsessed with one thing, after which the thought goes round, round, round, round, round, round in my head till I can’t operate.”