- 20 Apr 18
She had one of 2017’s break-out smashes with ‘Finders Keepers’. Now, with her biggest tour yet up-and-coming, Mabel is set to sweep all before her. The singer talks about her famous parents, spending her childhood on a tour bus and how music has helped her cope with her fears and insecurities.
As a teenager growing up in Sweden and, later, London, Mabel McVey was prone to anxiety attacks. The condition was exacerbated when took her first tentative steps towards pop stardom. Before a performance, she would stand backstage gripped by nerves.
Fortunately, she had parents who understood exactly what she was going through.
“In a house of creative people I was very lucky,” she tells Hot Press. “It was recognised from a young age that lots of people have depression and anxiety. When I’m feeling frustrated I channel it into something positive – rather than just feeling shit.