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At 16, Barnett started making music in youth clubs. At 17, she moved to South London to pursue a career as a dancer. She worked as a backup dancer in music videos by artists such as Kylie Minogue, Plan B, Ed Sheeran, Taio Cruz, Dionne Bromfield, Jessie J, and Wretch 32. She was a backup dancer for Jessie J in her 2010 video for “Do It like a Dude”, and appeared again in her 2011 video for “Price Tag”. She also appeared in Dionne Bromfield’s video “Yeah Right”. In 2011, she appeared in a two-minute BBC comedy sketch titled BeyoncĂ© Wants Groceries, in which she was a backup dancer in a supermarket. At 18, she began working with local London producers to try to find what she calls “her sound”. Around the time is when she wrote “I’m Your Doll”. She ended up producing a lot of “really bad demos. ”

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