Louisa Rose Allen freely admits she suffers from Peter Pan syndrome. Like the Lost Boys, the 25-year-old singer—who is better known as Foxes—never, ever wants to grow up.
This stay-gold attitude is a running theme throughout Allen’s debut, Glorious, which was just released in the U.S., with songs that encourage you to ditch your cubicle for a fun and fancy free world where adults can have food fights. It seems as if Allen’s ideal world isn’t really that much different than her video for “Let Go of Tonight,” where yes, she does get to throw a few colorful confections in her friends face.
“It’s just a bunch of adults not thinking,” Allen said of the clip, which was inspired by a music video concept she came up with when she was just eight years old.
The English songstress also says that the song “Youth” is one of rebellion, written to let others know that just because you’re getting older doesn’t mean you have to give up your childhood dreams.
“I definitely think I was brought up to have this idea that you can do what you love and you can kind of stay a big kid and have that imagination,” Allen told Radio.com, before making the point once again, “You can do what you love.”
You might want to heed her advice, since doing what she loves has led to a lot of good things, including a hit song with Fall Out Boy and a little track with Zedd called “Clarity,” which ended up earning her a GRAMMY for Best Dance Recording earlier this year. After her win, she even drunkenly asked R. Kelly if she could sing his song “Bump N’ Grind” for him. He obliged and even joined in.