Justine Skye can be simply famous by her issuing locks of purple hair—but according to her, that’s about all that stays of a artist we once knew. The 21-year-old Brooklyn-born RB crooner, famous by her romantic amicable media fan-base as “The Purple Unicorn,” has a newly expelled single, “U Don’t Know” feat. Whizkid, a some-more confident, polished sound, and a new label—Jay Z’s Roc Nation, ever listened of it?—to boot. “I’m a mint person,” she recently told InStyle over a phone. Below, Skye talks some-more about her arriving entrance album, a stress of a tinge purple, and assembly Beyoncé.
What’s a impulse behind “U Don’t Know”?
“It’s about being in adore with someone and them not truly bargain a abyss of your love. There are clear Caribbean vibes to a song, and we like adding that to my music. It was created in Jamaica, too.”
Your relatives have Afro-Jamaican roots. Did we ever eat Jamaican food flourishing up?
“I adore jerk chicken. we could literally eat it each singular day of my life. we also like curry goat, rice and peas, and ackee and saltfish. For some reason no one ever taught me how to cook, though. They’ve always baked for me!”
Tell us about your arriving entrance album.
“There’s no date set yet, though this singular is pulling a symbol to go. A large thesis is relationships. I’m a Virgo, so I’m a tough lover, and that’s flattering most all we consider about. This plan done me concentration on bargain people and being genuine with myself. I’m some-more unwavering about a decisions that we make and I’m reevaluating relations we had in a past and relocating forward. It’s a mint start for Justine Skye. I’m a mint person.”
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You recently sealed to Roc Nation with Rihanna, Vic Mensa, and Rita Ora. Have we hung out with them during all?
“I met Rihanna a integrate of times. She’s so fly—she’s like my sister in my head. Every time I’ve been around Beyoncé we get so shaken that we forget how to pronounce English. The final time we saw her was during Made in America [festival] and she complimented my eye makeup—I was wearing rhinestones underneath my eyes. As shortly as we walked away, we thought, ‘Why did we wear rhinestones?’ But whatever, Beyoncé favourite them.”
Who would be your dream collaboration?
“Drake and Pharrell. Drake is a musical talent and he’s good with melodies, and Pharrell is an extraordinary writer and songwriter. I’d only emanate sorcery with both of them.”
Is there a backstory behind your purple hair?
“The humorous thing is, we used to hatred a tinge purple. My mom never let me color my hair, and we would desire her each singular day. When we was 16, we told her we wanted to color it purple and she let me—probably since never suspicion I’d indeed do it. Then we only stranded with it. My hair is always gonna be purple. we used to wear blue lipstick each day too.”
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Does that meant you’re a fan of your friend Kylie Jenner’s blue mouth kits?
“I always support my friends. My favorite one competence be Love Bite—it’s a dim purple and it matches my hair nicely. Being a brownish-red girl, we like to wear colors that are identical to my skin tone, so we wear a lot of dim colors—never anything that’s too bright.”
Listen to “U Don’t Know” feat. Whizkid above, and buy Emotionally Unavailable for $6 on a iTunes Store.
This talk has been edited and precipitated for clarity.