Getting To Know... Belot

As the self-described pioneer of "awkward pop", Belot has spent the last year releasing a wave of fresh and upbeat ditties, and now returns with her latest belter 'Bed'.

Channelling the same broad and dexterous alt-pop sound of Billie Eilish and Sigrid, 'Bed' sees her return in truly anthemic form. Filled with euphoric electronics, killer hooks, and her own seductive voice at the helm, it feels like she is well on her way to becoming one of this year's most in-demand artists.

So with the new single out and about, we sat down with her to find out more about her background and what has inspired her most over the years.


What was the first instrument you fell in love with?

I first fell in love with the guitar! I was anyways writing songs and dreamed of being able to play along with them. So at the age of 6-7 I started self-teaching.

What kind of music did you love when you were younger?

I listened to a whole bunch of different stuff, my mum would play the Beach Boys and Beatles as well as Steve wonder and Ray Charles. I was absolutely taken in by all of it!

What was the first album you remember owning?

I have an older brother and he was the CD Connoisseur in the house. I’d listen to anything he bought for a while. I think the first actual LP record I got myself was a Louis Armstrong record that I bought off a stall on the river in Paris as a kid.

What is the one song you wished you could have written yourself?

The song I wish I wrote is ‘Wouldn’t it be nice’ by the Beach Boys. I think it’s one of the most fabulously optimistic songs in the world. I can’t listen to it without a smile on my face.

Do you have any habits or rituals you go through when trying to write new music?

I wouldn’t say I have any strict rituals as a writer but whenever a saying or word strikes me I’ll put it in my notes for later and then build a story around it.

Who are your favourite artists you have found yourself listening to at the moment?

A few of my favourite artists at the moment are Dua Lipa, UPSAHL, Allie X and Remi Wolf. I feel like all the fabulous women are bringing their own unique style and signature sounds to pop. I always get excited to hear what they're releasing next!

If you could open a show for anyone in the world, who would it be?

I think if I could open a show for anyone in the world right now it would be Dua Lipa. I feel like the energy at the show would be incredible.

What do you find is the most rewarding part about being a musician?

I think the most rewarding part of being a musician is seeing a seed of thought come to life so quickly. I love the fact I can be on my way to a session just humming a random melody and by the end of the day a whole song will have come to life and exist in my phone. It always blows my mind!

And what is the most frustrating part?

I think what I find hardest is pacing myself. I have a tendency of having a million ideas at once, and I find it challenging prioritising which song gets made first. Making sure that one song absolutely finished before starting another 4.

And what is the best piece of advice you have received as a musician?

The best piece of advice I’ve received as a musician is that demos can’t do anything for you if they only exist on your computer. I think a lot of musicians get swept up in tweaking cycles (myself included); but in my personal experience sometimes you have to let the little things go and click upload. You never know where it will take you!


Belot's new single 'Bed' is available to stream now. Check it out in the player below.