Last year, a few weeks before Christmas, we met up with new singer Pixie Lott* for a chat about this and that. We found out some quite interesting things about her (sadly some of these are top secret) and we saw her again at the Brits, too, except that meeting was sadly
less productive and amounted to little more than us shouting at her for
about a minute then stumbling off in search of booze. A terrible state of affairs, viewers. Terrible.
Anyway there was a good article on her in yesterday's Sunday Times — it's got the headline 'Next year's cover girl' and it's one of those blahdyblah introduction pieces record labels and managers get very excited about. "But what about the music," you might be thinking. "I am prepared to invest no more time in an artist I have not heard of without listening to a thirty second clip of her debut single." That is a reasonable response.
This is Pixie's first single, 'Mama Do'.
Now we know that might just sound like she's this year's Cilmi but there's a VERY pop — like, early-2000s sort of pop — edge (or lack of) to some of her songs and if you give some of the tunes on her MySpace a quick spin you'll hear other styles coming through, too. All rather promising.
WHOLE LOTT HISTORY
Saw an ad in the stage.
Ended up with a manager, flying around the world on a series of exciting popmusicular adventures.
Almost signed with LA Reid but then didn't.
Ended up signing with Mercury Records.
Recorded some more songs with some more people.
» 'Et voila'.
FUTURE HEADLINES WE MAY OR MAY NOT USE (HELP YOURSELVES):
Lott In A Million Years
Whole Lotta Love
They Paved Paradise And Put Up A Singing Lott
Lott To Be Certain
Ready Or Lott
I Lott The Sheriff
That's Ya Lott
Lott In Herre
That's Lott My Name
Here Comes The Lottstepper
It's Lott Right But It's Okay
* Please note that this is not a real pixie as pixies do not, in fact, exist