Hannah Trigwell: "If I’d have seen someone feminine and gay who was a singer, it would have helped me a lot"
Singer-songwriter Hannah Trigwell on coming out, tortured love and journalists who still don't get it
"I do an interview. They ask my celebrity crush. I answer. It’s a woman. The interviewer laughs. The interview is published – all of the questions are printed, except that one. This has happened to me quite a few times... Maybe it’s a coincidence, but it feels off.”
I see Hannah Trigwell’s tweet as I’m on my way to meet her. I have two immediate thoughts. One: jeez, this kind of BS still goes on? Two: ooh, I wonder who her celebrity crush is!
The Leeds-born singer-songwriter has risen to impressive heights in recent years, going from busking for loose change outside WH Smith to racking up almost 500,000 YouTube subscribers with her stunning covers – her spine-tingling rendition of Stay With Me has been viewed a mind-blowing 22 million times. Her original material is going down a treat too, reaching number-one in places as far-flung as Laos and Vietnam, which she describes, succinctly and with signature Northern charm, as “mad”. When I meet her in a central London cafe, she seems unaffected by her success, down to earth and pretty amused that I’m so intrigued about which famous lady she fancies.
Read the rest of this article in the November issue of DIVA, available now at www.divadirect.info and the links below. Hannah performs at the DIVA Music Festival, taking place 30 November – 2 December. Find out more at divamusicfestival.com.
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