An Interview With The Supremely Talented Celeste

In a strange turn of events you will all be able to see the face behind the blog, six years of mystique and elusiveness GONE, just like that. Thrown out the window never to be seen again. I can only imagine that this is what it felt like when H.E.R. removed her dark shades for the first time on camera or when Spider-Man’s mask was ripped from his face, which seems to happen every movie now that I think about it… but I digress!

The face that you’ll be more interested in seeing is Celeste; a singer-songwriter with a voice soulful enough to soothe a clan of wild hyenas; as well as a mind that possesses a refreshing ownership over the impact of her artistry on the next generation.

This Christmas her vocals feature alongside Jon Batiste on the closing credits of Disney Pixar’s “Soul”, on a modern-day rendition of Curtis Mayfield and The Impressions’ classic feel-good anthem, “It’s Alright”. I was fortunate enough to have a virtual sit down with her about her role on the film and the importance of Black representation in cinema. Hope you enjoy!

If you’re interested in checking out some of Celeste’s music (which I suggest you do), here are some of my favourites: Both Sides Of The Moon, Strange and Stop This Flame.

Oh yeah, whilst you’re here… SHAMELESS PLUG TIME. Here are two pieces that I’ve written about “Soul” which you can read if you want, but don’t feel obliged or anything…

Soul – Film Review

Why Pixar’s “Soul” Is A Watershed Moment For Black Animation

Happy Holidays Everyone!

This interview was originally featured on The British Blacklist.