Jason Jackson of Radio 1 chatted with Nicole Russo ealier this month and asked the singer about the current state of UK soul. “It seems to be finally coming through,” she said. “There seems to be a confidence that wasn’t there before. The more that people are supported doing the whole soul and RnB thing the better it’ll get. I just think that there’s not the long term investment in this country that there is in the States. People are coming through finally. Bevelly Knight’s getting a bit of recognition for what she’s doing, it’s long deserved. There are people coming through now with real talent, Shaun Escoffery, people like that. It’s getting there, but we just need a little more love and support from people.” Audio at bbc.co.uk/radio1 has since been removed.