Shea refers to her desire to avoid the over-embellishment too often heard in the vocal styles of singers intent upon demonstrating 'their range', a general technique which instead makes them sound as if they are crying out in pain while tumbling down a flight of stairs.
Shoreditch in east London. It's in the Bricklayer's Arms that Nick Etwell greets me with a grin, a paisley scarf knotted around his throat.
With her new album I Belong To You, Emilia Mitiku takes an unsparing look at heartbreak and the tricky matter of falling in love. Jason Holmes caught up with her in west London.