Foxes turned to boxing to “bring her back to life” after the lockdown.
The ‘Glorious’ singer – whose real name is Louisa Allen – has revealed she’s happier than ever after quitting her record label to become an independent artist and enjoy life as a single woman.
She told Metro newspaper’s Guilty Pleasures column: “Since we came out of lockdown, I’ve come back to life through boxing.
“It’s so great. It’s not a fancy gym either, there are real real boxers there – they’ve been through some stuff. It’s my new obsession.”
The 32-year-old admitted she was happy to focus on herself rather than “leaning on a guy”.
She explained: “I appreciate being on my own and not relying on a guy for the first time. I realized what I needed and what I didn’t need.
“And I really need myself, so I have to take care of that and be my own best friend – everything else can take a second.”
Foxes admitted that leaving her label was also a major positive for her, as she prioritizes the music she wants to make over record sales.
She added: “I left my major label because I was unhappy. I was like, ‘This doesn’t quite feel good to me anymore’ and I packed up my things and left – one of best things I’ve done.
“It’s not about the number of records you sell, it’s about the music you make.”
The singer recently claimed that the modern music industry is a “huge social media game”, which she tends to stay away from because it “misses the mystery” that surrounded pop stars before the rise of the Internet.
She said: “I guess the artists I like are kind of from a different era where there was so much mystery and you could make up your own mind about who they were or what they were doing.
“Nowadays it’s really a huge social media game, but I don’t tend to play with it, which could be to my advantage or disadvantage. I’m not sure, but I miss the mystery definitively.”