So the first thing I saw was her hair.
Then her insanely awesome name jewelry.
Then she opened her mouth.
That was when I started writing an email to beg for an interview with Scotlands newest (Only? I mean really, what teenage artists can you name that's come out of Scotland? Point made.) teenage popstar. Who also happens to have quite the natural sense of style, which is something I've rather given up on looking for in teenage stars.
How do you feel your music has influenced your style?
I don't know, not a lot really, my musical influence is very old school - Motown, jazz, old school R&B whereas my style is super quirky, eccentric sometimes and fun. I like to express mood through my clothes, they become an extension of me and I like to have fun with that. I also love art and think there is great synergy between art and fashion, as my sister will confirm. She's 15 years old and a total fashion freak which is ideal as she's my stylist and I think it's fair to say she's done a pretty good job so far. We both have such fun 'dressing up'. Girls are obsessed with fashion and I like to play on that and just go for things that are different. I guess a little like my voice - people say it's different and has a signature, which is lovely. So I think my style is pretty much the same. I will never be influenced by 'must have trends' for the sake of it, the thought of blending in is just boring.
You have a very distinct voice.
How would you describe it in three words?
Well I guess I don't know anything else. I love being me. I have been singing for such a long time but this whole experience with Sir Elton has changed my world and I will be forever grateful. I am truly blessed but you know I work hard, I train my voice and rehearse everyday. It's like I've said before, it's my thing, my journey and I won't let Sir Elton down now that he has given me this wonderful platform. I plan to be here for a long time just to work hard, be myself and enjoy every second of the journey. So being Tallia has certainly been a whirlwind so far!
Check out Tallia's website + follow her on twitter @tallia_storm!
Note to self: Must get giant hairbow, stat.