16 November 2012 (released)
16 November 2012
The UK’s new pop vixen Jenn D is set to release her debut single ‘Lose It’ (Jester & Bayku – JLS, Pixie Lott, Roll Deep) on the18th November.
Having been championed by the likes of PopJustice, tipped on Radio 1 as the ‘One To Watch’ by Peter Robinson & Huw Stephens, get ready to hear a lot more from this ambitious and incredibly talented young lady.
Originally from Liverpool,Jenn D is a successful singer, songwriter and musicianbringing her own unique and edgy take on pop into the music industry. Having been snapped up by AATW Records last summer, the rest they say is history.
We cought up with Jen D to find out more.
Your debut single, Lose It is set to be released on the 18th November, what kind of things have you been doing to prepare yourself for this?
I've been starting work on my live show. Got my first one on 28th of Nov in London so it's all systems go getting ready for that. Always thinking about the next thing.
What’s been your most memorable performance so far and why?
Saturday just gone with a duo signed to Ram records called Loadstar. I've done some tracks for their up and coming album and we played in Bristol on Saturday to 2,000 was a crazy gig.
Lose It would probably be defined as being electro-pop, is this your preferred genre or could you see yourself moving in different directions as your career progresses?
Yeah definitely. My album is shaping up to be pretty eclectic. All my favourite albums are like that.
You were previously the lead singer of a group, Soft Toy Emergency – does it make it harder in terms of creativity and productivity being a solo act now?
Not really though the process is different. I'm very driven as a person so I don't find it hard to get motivated on my own but of course I miss the guys in the band. There's times when it's hard to make creative decisions on your own.
If you could collaborate with one artist, dead or alive – who would it be and what would you do?
Maybe Blondie...I think me and Debbie could kill it on stage together.
If you could get together any 3 celebrities to go out clubbing with, who would they be and why?
Damien Lewis so I could quiz him about the up and coming Homeland plots (I'm obsessed with that show), Katy Perry because she seems lovely and has a good sense of humour, Kylie because she's the ultimate pop princess.
What are your favourite anthems to go out raving to?
Really depends on the type of night I'm going to to be honest. I think 'Blind Faith' by Chase & Status is one of the best anthems of recent times.
If you could eat anything in the world right now, what would it be?
Crispy Chilli Beef from the Chinese Take-Away near mine. So amazing. I don't even have to tell them what I want any more...they just know ;)
You write most of your own material – what kind of situation do you have to find yourself in to be truly inspired?
Nothing gets you quite in the mood for writing a song like heartbreak. Probably not a situation I want to find myself in that often if I can help it...but at least something positive creatively can come from it.
In an ideal world, where do you see yourself in 10 years time?
Still making music I hope.
Who would you most like to design a stage outfit for you?
I feel lucky because I have a young British designer called Nabil Nayal who is designing my stage outfits for me as I type. I did some music for his show at London Fashion Week last year and we've been dying to collaborate since then. Gaga has worn his clothes before. He's very talented.
What are you wearing on your feet right now and what’s the most cherished pair of shoes/trainers you own?
I'm wearing some Nike wedge dunks as I'm just about to go to rehearsals. My most cherished pair are a pair of Vivienne Westwood shoes that I was given as a birthday present. They're my pride and joy.
If you could have any actress play you in a movie who would it be and why? Michelle Williams because she's amazing and everything she touches turns to gold.
Finally, what are we to expect from Jenn D in 2013? What do you hope to achieve?
I just hope that people listen to my music and learn to appreciate it – whatever 2013 brings, as long as I’m making music, I’ll be happy!