Miranda Cooper on going from writing pop bangers to musicals and working with the ‘super punk’ Girls Aloud

Mostly, though, Cooper’s moved on from Xenomania – she’s a frequent collaborator of the rising pop artist Maisie Peters, and has noticed a distinct shift towards listeners appreciating authenticity in pop. “With someone like Maisie [Peters] or someone like Fred Again.. they seem to have a genuine community” around their music, ” she says, “in a world where it can be difficult to find loyalty to artists, and it feels really authentic. In our day, you could just bosh out a big banger, but now, it’s rooted in the truth of the artist. People are far more discerning.”