What gave you the desire to revisit your album Beyond Skinin live performance 20 years after its release?
It’s an album I’m really proud of in a lot of ways and it was a very personal album.
But more than that it’s also an album I feel is relevant today in more ways than I would have hoped, probably because I think there’s been a rise in right-wing opinion and power in media and the politics which has taken place over the last few years, coinciding with Brexit over here and Trump in America and so on. I think the immigrant story isn’t told enough in a positive light these days so that’s why I want to revisit it because it was essentially inspired by the story of my parents as immigrants.
How do you think it will resonate with contemporary audiences?
I was very pleased we almost sold out the Royal Albert Hall in one day when we put the tickets on sale and the responses I’ve already had on Twitter and Instagram have been really quite moving. A lot of people have expressed how...