Are you pleased with the response to your new single, 'Yeah Right'?
"It's so exciting! I'm so pleased it's been A-listed on Radio 1 and 1Xtra because my earlier stuff wasn't played at all, so to have this much support is really cool. I also did a Live Lounge for them but rather than in the studio it was in front of my school, which was completely terrifying!"
How did rapper Diggy Simmons feature?
"Originally 'Yeah Right' was just a solo song, but someone at the label suggested that a rapper be put on the track. We tried out Tinchy Stryder and Tinie Tempah, but it didn't quite click. I forgot all about it, and a few weeks later the finished version was sent to me with Diggy on it. I couldn't believe they got Rev Run's son on it!"
How does the new album compare to your debut?
"It's definitely different because the last album was all covers, but it's still got that '60s soul in it, which I was really keen to keep. This record is like a diary of my life, but put into songs."
Do you feel any pressure to live up to your last album?
"It's always hard to make a better album than your first, and sometimes you feel the pressure, or worried that the album might flop, but it's all original material this time, which I think is what people should hear from me now. It's a whole other ball game."
What was the recording process like?
"It took me 18 months to do the whole thing and we recorded some of it in LA, and the rest in London. I worked with Toby Gad, who produced a lot for Beyoncé, and I saw Selena Gomez out there as he was working with her too, which was very cool! I also recorded songs in London with Steve Brooker, who's done a lot with Duffy."
"I did! I told her I was a huge fan and she said she hoped my stuff would be released in America. I was thinking, 'So do I!' I met her before they announced they were a couple, so it was a bit awkward - we quickly changed the subject!"
We hear you had a big hand in writing the record too...
"I co-wrote 11 of the 13 tracks, which was great. I found songwriting really hard at first, but after a while it was actually very easy. I wrote about everyday stuff. Amy [Winehouse] had a big hand in teaching me - she always looked into what I said and made it a broad topic that everyone can relate to."
What are your favourite tracks on there?
"There's a song calling 'Mugging', which is the second single, that I love. Obviously I think they're all great tracks, but that's the one I enjoy performing most. 'Time Will Tell' is great too, and a ballad called 'Get Over It'. Unfortunately the Toby Gad stuff didn't make it on to the album, but they'll hopefully be added to a deluxe edition if we get to that!"
You make a very mature style of music, is that what you listen to at home?
"With 'Yeah Right', I just wanted to make something that was catchy, and write about something that we say in everyday life. This was the song that decided the direction of the album, because it created the exact vibe I was going for - old school for today's generation."
You're still at school - how do you juggle studying and a music career?
"It can be tough sometimes! I'd love to carry on studying, but I'm in a bit of a tricky situation. I'm in year ten now and everyone is deciding what they want to do, and I'm kind of in this already, and if I go to college now then I'll have to stop doing this for two years. The good thing is school will always be there, but a singing career won't necessarily!"
What do you make of Rebecca Black's 'Friday'?
"Friday, Friday! I feel really bad, because I'm quite anxious to buy it off iTunes, but I don't want to support it. I saw an interview with her and I thought it was a parody, but it seems like she's being serious! It's funny, the lyrics to the song are awful, but good luck to her."
She's started recording her debut album...
"Oh jesus! That's bad. Saying that, people have been really mean to her. It's easy to be mean online because no-one sees your face, and she definitely doesn't deserve the abuse she's getting. There's worse people out there."
Finally, have you had a chance to listen to Amy Winehouse's new album?
"I have heard it, and it's very good! I hear she's touring a few places in Europe soon, too, but I don't know where. Obviously I'm saying no more!"
Dionne Bromfield's new single 'Yeah Right' is out now. The album, Good For The Soul, follows in July.