"I'm at the awkward stage of my career where I am successful on a certain level and I am getting offers, I'm not making much money yet – as the venues I'm playing in are amazing, but they are still not the kind of venues that you get paid a lot for. It's a funny time, I am sort of hoping this is going to solve a few problems. I get offered tours every couple of weeks that I have to say no to, opportunities that you don't normally get. It is so sad, because some of the people that have approached me, I've really looked up to and it is completely flattering to me – but there is just no way. So I am hoping that this is going to change things."
LTF is a project that started six months ago, although Lester has been moonlighting under this name for the last two years. Comprised mainly of session musicians, she sites fellow members Louis and Justin as being, "phenomenal musicians, both of them have really good names for themselves, they both play with various bands and when I do my full band version of what I am doing now they are going to be playing with me."
"My album is a concept album, about ghosts and the best way I can personally relate is that I'll have an image and I'll work around that. For example January is about a one night stand, I broke it down – all of the feelings and the imagery about that experience. I am more naturally a visual person than I am any other kind of person. I guess what I do is paint the picture, and then I write to the picture and I never go outside of that, sometimes it'll be lyrics first or sometimes it'll be picture first. I love that, I think I connect to people who see that."
For Lester, touring has unleashed a new found sense of self and platform to cast out her work, "it's weird saying this about myself but I am very kind of free and move on stage – I don't know – I lose myself a little bit and I think that vulnerability is more to do with who you are in that situation. Solo for me, has been the biggest hurdle. Because I've done it so much now in the last six months, I've probably played like 50 gigs. The difference between when I started out and now is huge. I can see the audience, when you breathe and when you're feeling it, like on a real level, the audience can't not feel it."