Mimi Webb on crystals, touring and TikTok fame

Mimi Webb is everywhere. Hours before our phone interview, the 22-year-old’s song comes on in the supermarket, and it’s hard to scroll through TikTok without one of her candid videos, often filmed with family, cropping up. After going viral back in 2020, thanks to a series of a cappella covers, the Canterbury-born singer released her EP, Seven Shades Of Heartbreak, featuring breakout song 'Good Without'. Now she’s back with her debut studio album, Amelia, which Mimi hopes will give fans an insight into the duality of her character: the ‘sassy, excitable pop star’ onstage, alongside the ‘grounded girl-next-door’ at home.

What’s the inspiration behind your debut album, Amelia?

It’s about everything from heartbreak to day-to-day life and trying to figure out who I am as a person. It marries the girl from the countryside with the Mimi Webb who’s thriving for the big shows.

Do you have any advice for handling heartbreak?

Whatever you do, try and grow to become a better version of yourself. Don’t freak out or overthink things. Work on yourself, do what you want to do.

Tell us something people might not know about you...

I’m really into [reading people’s] energy. I’m connected with that kind of stuff. I love crystals. We’re all made up of atoms of energy, and you use that to connect and respond to people. It can help you to understand situations.

mimi webb on crystals, touring and tiktok fame
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What’s on your dinner party playlist?

Lots of Miley Cyrus. Dua Lipa. Some Nat King Cole in there to chill the vibe down. I’m obsessed with Taylor Swift’s latest album [Midnights].

Have you ever had a surprising run-in with another celebrity?

Adele. It was so amazing. We were at Billie Eilish’s show and I walked past her, so my manager introduced us. It was crazy.

Do you have any advice for going viral on TikTok?

Be yourself and post constantly. Keep on top of trends. TikTok can be so hit and miss, so keep going and don’t give up.

What’s the best and worst thing about being on tour?

The best thing is seeing fans and feeling every show getting bigger and better, seeing the growth within my career. The hardest part is how tough it can be on relationships and trying to keep up with loved ones, because you’re so busy and often indifferent time zones.

What’s on your rider?

Fruit, champagne, lots of water. I need to get into the rider thing!

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