To paraphrase your new favourite pop star Paige Cavell's inspiration Britney Spears, 'you want something in life?
You better work bitch'. Ever since she was child and she walked onstage at a performing arts showcase with her skirt accidentally tucked in her knickers, Paige has known she wanted to entertain. As she got older and started studying the pop legends – from Madonna to Britney to Beyoncé – she was 100% certain that this was the life for her and she'd do anything to achieve it. Yes there were stage schools, street dance crews and dalliances with acting, but at the heart of it all was hard work, tenacity, belief, a voice that could pierce concrete, the ability to write a gold-plated chorus and whatever that secret ingredient is that makes a person a popstar.
In Xenomania – the pop powerhouse that gave us Girls Aloud – she's found a team of collaborators that have taken that raw energy and channelled it into forward-thinking, shape-shifting bangers. “I'm not clean-cut bubble gum pop,” says Paige, “I identify with artists like Rihanna and Madonna. Their style and sound are constantly evolving. I love a pop star who doesn’t want to be put in a box.”