Connie Constance

With her new EP ‘Boring Connie’, Connie Constance is setting out to prove that she’s anything but. In the current wave of singer-songwriters emerging from the U.K., the 22-year-old artist stands alone, making indie rock-influenced, off-kilter soul with poetic narratives. It’s a sound that has turned heads from the NME, i-D, and The FADER, and landed her a deal with AMF Records, but has few contemporary peers. She’s also carving out her own space by writing her own treatments for her fantastical visuals, and hosting her own live music night ‘Pep Rally’. That defiantly singular path is fitting for an artist who says that she has always felt like an outsider.

Born Constance Power, Connie gradually became aware as she grew up – in a suburb of Watford, northwest of London – that her school friends and neighbours were all white. Not only that, but she was the only mixed race person in her household, too. Not having any contact with her dad, who is Jamaican and Nigerian, Connie found herself navigating questions of racial identity alone from a young age. “I grew up thinking I was the same as everyone, but as the years go on, you realise your skin means something in this world,” she says. “That’s something that made me feel on the outside of my own community.”