Melua unsure if she is human

Melua unsure if she is human

The ‘Flood’ singer Katie Melua confesses she has had deep philosophical conversations with herself in recent years and has come to the conclusion she may not be from Earth.

She said: “I don’t even know if I’m human sometimes. I know that sounds mental, but I do believe we are all a bit like aliens.”

The Georgian-born beauty also believes her new departure from folk music to more electronic-based material is still “simple”, despite the change in sound.

She said: “Maybe what I’m now talking about is a bit strange, but there’s still simplicity in it. I don’t think this will baffle anyone.

“I will defend the previous material. Those songs were a lot about love. They were arresting and they were intense, emotionally.”

The 25-year-old star also reveals she has spent time off prior to the release of her new album ‘The House’.

She said: “I have enjoyed it. I don’t regret it. There have been a lot of strange times but having the year off was one of the best things I’ve done.

“It meant being at home for a bit. Finding my roots. Doing a bit of gardening.”

More in this Section

Sir Sam Mendes’ 1917 boosts Oscars chances with Producers Guild Awards winSir Sam Mendes’ 1917 boosts Oscars chances with Producers Guild Awards win

Friends co-creator responds to rumours of a reunionFriends co-creator responds to rumours of a reunion

Olivia Colman, Jodie Comer and Phoebe Waller-Bridge in running for SAG AwardsOlivia Colman, Jodie Comer and Phoebe Waller-Bridge in running for SAG Awards

Love Island’s Eve Gale: I have no regretsLove Island’s Eve Gale: I have no regrets


Lifestyle

I see that a website describes the call of Canarian cory’s shearwaters as ‘waca waca’. It’s a mad, hysterical call, uttered when the parent birds arrive to feed their nestlings.Cory’s shearwaters show long-distance qualities

Is it too much to hope that an important public health matter, such as Lyme disease, will be an issue in the general election? There’s been a worrying reluctance by the authorities to face up to the extent of the disease here.Facing up to Lyme disease

A paper published in Current Biology examines the extinction of a colourful little bird which, until recently, thrived in the eastern US. With the appalling environmental catastrophe enveloping Australia, home to 56 of the world’s 370 parrot species, this account of the Carolina parakeet’s demise is timely.Trying to save the parrot is not all talk

The recent rescue of a trawler 20km north of Fanad Head in Co Donegal gave us a glimpse of the enormous seas that occasionally strike that part of the coast.Islands of Ireland: Inishbeg Island begs the question

More From The Irish Examiner