Sunday 23 April 2017

Katie Melua embraces feminism

Singer-songwriter Katie Melua was born in Georgia
Singer-songwriter Katie Melua was born in Georgia

Katie Melua has revealed she embraces the freedom of growing up in Britain.

The 25-year-old singer-songwriter was born in Georgia, but moved to Northern Ireland at the age of eight and then relocated to England at 14.

Katie said: "It does give you a different perspective, but then I do feel like I'm quite British in my mind - I've got really British values."

She went on: "Georgia's very traditional, and I do love the tradition, but some of it... I prefer the British way. I'm talking about feminism, basically."

The Call Off The Search star insists fame is not the focus of her career.

She said: "I can't imagine ever wanting fame for fame's sake. Don't get me wrong, it's amazing to get respect and have people really enjoy your work and be successful, but only when it's for something you've worked really hard for.

"I'm sure I am who I am because of my past, and maybe because I'm from Georgia, that's why I don't get giddy about fame, but I'd like to think even if I wasn't born in Georgia I'd still have the same attitude about it."

:: Katie's fourth album, The House, is due for release on May 24.

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