Today Aya Gloomy’s hair is yellow. Yesterday it was blue. When her friend, London photographer Francesca Allen, shot these portraits of her hanging out in her bedroom and around her Tokyo neighbourhood, it alternated between sapphire and peachy pink. Fun! Born and raised in the Japanese capital to the sounds of The Smiths and The Beatles courtesy of her dad’s UK-centric record collection, it wasn’t until she joined the school music club at 16 and got tasked with performing an original creation, that she realised she was onto something. “Making music is a natural process for me,” the shy 24-year-old told us. “I don’t think too much about the genre or style before I start making something.