Where does your artist name, November Ultra, come from?
My birthday’s in November and I’ve always had this huge thing about the month. When I joined my former band, Agua Roja, I didn’t want people to use my birth name. I needed to have a divide between my personal life and my music. When we split, I wanted to evolve, like a little Pokémon. I adore Frank Ocean’s mixtape ‘Nostalgia Ultra’, so I used that to inspire the second half of my solo name. That’s how I became November Ultra.
If you were born in November, does that mean you’re a Scorpio?
I am! I’m team Scorpio and I relate to my astrological sign. I’m also aware, however, that we grow up with a mythology of what our horoscopes mean that we end up living up to. In the track ‘le manège’ from my album I say: “Anything can set a Scorpio’s heart.” I feel like I live in that cliché. I have a very deep obsession with crushes, which helps me to write a lot of songs!