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'I was under pressure but kept quiet... it ruined what should have been the height of my career'

Genre-bending singer-songwriter Jack Garratt talks to Alex Green about anxiety, self-doubt and his new record

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High hopes: Jack Garratt is confident he has a bright future ahead of him

High hopes: Jack Garratt is confident he has a bright future ahead of him

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High hopes: Jack Garratt is confident he has a bright future ahead of him

"I wrote this album for me and I have successfully satisfied 100% of that target audience," says a buoyant Jack Garratt as he sits down, albeit virtually, for a chat.

"With my first record I was way too obsessed about what other people thought because I was being encouraged to obsess about it - with the awards I won, with the opinion pieces that were being written about me.

"This time around I'm just not accepting that.