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It was November 2018 when Arabella & Kita, with their bandmates Liv, Zara & Lilianna, came runner-up in the UK’s most prestigious singing contest of the year, the X factor. They were put together just before the semi-finals, however clashes with musical passions and a lack of trust meant that the typical girl band bond started to slip. Arabella & Kita both grew up in South London, part of working class families. Their biggest inspirations in R&B were Aaliyah, Tupac & Destinys Child, but for Arabella it was her mother who encouraged her most of all. As for Kita, who secretly auditioned on X factor, followed in her older sister’s footsteps, and started writing her own music at a very young age.
We spoke to Arabella & Kita earlier this month, to catch up on their plans for the future;
How often was there drama?
There was a bit of ‘drama’ between us, as our personalities did clash quite a bit. We were both quite different to the other girls. We came from a more urban background compared to the girls to them so our styles and opinions were very different from their almost ‘plastic’ lifestyles – Kita
It is always going to be difficult to all work together at something when we have different passions – Arabella
What was it that made you finally decide to leave, and why did you decide to collaborate?
We both have similar idols like Jorja Smith, we both love creating soulful music like her. We are also both inspired by Destiny’s Child – we love their music but also how well they worked together as such a small group, it has really inspired us to go down a similar path. – Kita
My favourite Destiny’s Child song is ‘Say my name’ & ‘Survivor’ and how they sing about their own lives, making them quite relatable. That’s what we want to create for our audience – relatable and real people – Arabella
What does the future entail for you both?
We’re both just trying to find our feet with this new style of music. We want to really give our audience what they want from us, what they know us for, before we get started, so when we release our new album, we can create something that is quality, meaningful and unique to us. – Kita
We are so grateful for our experience on the x factor – it has helped up grow and prepare us for our careers ahead. We are so overwhelmed from support from our family, our fans as well as the other girls but mostly just excited to show everyone who we really are! – Arabella
Both girls are fortunate to have their popular platforms to build on already – so they are able to focus on having fun starting their new journey.
So what now?!
- I added extra responses to the questions, so that both girls have answers.
- I also tried to make the responses more gossipy and detailed.
- I tried to add drama into the questions.
- I added a question at the end to make the audience more interested in the story, encouraging them to keep following the girls journey
My target now is to insert my final article into my double page spread – ensuring that it fits well, and looks attractive for the audience. I hope that the changes I have made to my article will make it more interesting and ‘gossipy’ which will be more appealing for my audience.