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The British singer is inspired by Aliens and zombie fans - and soothed by Bridge Over Troubled Water and a girl in an orange dress<br> <br> <br> <br> Fantasy is my favourite genre. I love Buffy and I watched The Walking Dead after coming across a convention of fans, with people dressed in zombie gear in London<br> <br> <br> <br> My movie magic<br> <br> <br> <br> My favourite movie is Aliens. It was the first film I fell in love with as a kid - I watched it when I was eight or KAT - https://kat.vc nine years old, living in Georgia. Ripley, played by Sigourney Weaver, was a strong leader and a kickass female role model, especially as I was growing up in a house where the women did the housework. Quentin Tarantino is a fantastic director and writer. <br> <br> <br> <br> Django Unchained has some excellent examples of his ability to balance near-political incorrectness with humour.<br> <br> <br> <br> My favourite movie is Aliens. It was the first film I fell in love with as a kid. Ripley, played by Sigourney Weaver, was a strong leader and a kickass female role model<br> <br> <br> <br> Music to my ears<br> <br> <br> <br> The Brazilian album Elis & Tom by Elis Regina and Tom Jobim has a lot of passion - http://www.encyclopedia.com/searchresults.aspx?q=passion and drama and includes the most stunning version of bossa nova. It sets the atmosphere for a great party or a great summer's evening. <br> <br> <br> <br> The Brazilian album Elis & Tom by Elis Regina and Tom Jobim has a lot of passion and drama and includes the most stunning version of bossa nova<br> <br> <br> <br> I love Santigold's albums too. Her music is a really good mixture of indie and well-produced pop. Pharrell Williams' Happy is infectious and a great piece of art, but Bridge Over Troubled Water is my favourite song. It's constructed in the most exquisite way.<br> <br> <br> <br> My TV gold<br> <br> <br> <br> I was immediately hooked when I watched Girls. It's the Sex And The City of my generation - its portrayal of sex and relationships is hilarious. I'm probably most similar to Lena Dunham's character Hannah Horvath as I'm a bit neurotic and I like going into things in a lot of detail. <br> <br> <br> <br> Fantasy is my favourite genre. I love Buffy and I watched The Walking Dead after coming across a convention of fans, with people dressed in zombie gear in London.<br> <br> <br> <br> I'm probably most similar to Lena Dunham's character Hannah Horvath in Girls as I'm a bit neurotic and I like going into things in a lot of detail<br> <br> <br> <br> Words of wonder<br> <br> <br> <br> Robert Crawford's biography of T S Eliot, Young Eliot: From St Louis To The Wasteland, gives a beautiful insight into life in America at the turn of the last century. It covers his life from his birth up until he wrote The Waste Land. Eliot is my favourite poet - my bass player introduced me to him.<br> <br> <br> <br> Robert Crawford's biography of T S Eliot, Young Eliot: From St Louis To The Wasteland, gives a beautiful insight into life in America at the turn of the last century<br> <br> <br> <br> Don't touch that dial<br> <br> <br> <br> I liked Terry Wogan's effortless style on his Radio 2 show - it seemed as if he was talking to a friend rather than trying to entertain masses of listeners. He was extremely supportive when I released my first two albums, and when I met him he was an extremely gentlemanly, gracious and eloquent man.<br> <br> <br> <br> I liked Terry Wogan's effortless style on his Radio 2 show - it seemed as if he was talking to a friend rather than trying to entertain masses of listeners<br> <br> <br> <br> The art in my heart<br> <br> <br> <br> Flaming June by Sir Frederic Leighton is exquisite. It's simultaneously gentle and vibrant. If you're stressed, looking at it will make you feel completely different.<br> <br> <br> <br> I was jogging in Hyde Park and I came across the Serpentine Pavilion And Summer Houses installation project, which shows five colossal temporary structures around the Serpentine Gallery. It made me think about our relationship and connection to buildings.<br> <br> <br> <br> Flaming June by Sir Frederic Leighton is exquisite. It's simultaneously gentle and vibrant. If you're stressed, looking at it will make you feel completely different<br> <br> <br> <br> The play's the thing<br> <br> <br> <br> Anthony Minghella's Madam Butterfly - https://soundcloud.com/search/sounds?q=Madam%20Butterfly&filter.license=to_modify_commercially was one of the best things I've ever seen. The stage design, the costumes and the lighting made it the most delicious feast for the eyes. <br> <br> <br> <br> Anthony Minghella's Madam Butterfly was one of the best things I've ever seen. The stage design, the costumes and the lighting made it the most delicious feast for the eyes<br> <br> <br> <br> Katie Melua's ‘In Winter' album is out on Oct 14 on BMG. Her UK tour with the Gori Women's Choir begins on Nov 23. katiemelua.com<br> <br> <br> <br>