DEEDEE LOVES ME Q&A: “THE LOVECHILD OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND NATALIE WOOD”
Exciting singer/songwriter and new pop princess DeeDee Loves Me, has been writing great pop songs, pretty much all her life.
This very impressive London’s artist, is been busy writing and recording sessions with producer Ian Masterson (Girls Aloud, Pet Shop Boys) and…daydreaming that she might be the lovechild of Ziggy Stardust and Natalie Wood.
Check out our Q&A:
First up can you describe your sound in 5 words?
Spiky like a pineapple pop.
When did you write your first song?
Around 14. It was a macabre love song about dying from a broken heart. I wasn’t even in love let alone heart broken at the time – I was living vicariously through melo-dramatic romance films. Looking back it was cringe worthy.What was your dream at the time you “reduced their primary school teacher to tears” with your “”Dear Miss Taylor, you were never a failure”.
I really didn’t think much of the poem at the time but on a sub-conscious level it set things in motion for me as it gave me confidence to write poems, which led to writing songs. That Miss Taylor/failure poem had a domino effect.
With a catalogue of almost 200 songs, how do you decide your live set?
It’s difficult but you want to pick songs that grab people’s attention. In a gig environment you have around 30 minutes to wake people up to your music. As a general rule I pick my more upbeat and catchy songs.
When can we see you live?
Soon.Can you tell us a bit about your look/style? Where do you get your fashion pieces?
I want to look like the lovechild of Ziggy Stardust and Natalie Wood. I take this look seriously as I dyed the front of my hair red like Ziggy and kept the rest brown like Natalie! I like Topshop, Sandro, Lazy Oaf, Butler and Wilson for accessories and Portobello market for vintage/ one of a kind pieces. I like something old, something new and something borrowed.
Can you tell us a bit about the writing and recording sessions with producer Ian Masterson?
Working with Ian is great – we have creative chemistry. His dogs are very well mannered when I’m singing in his studio!
What are you reading right at the moment?
Woody Allen’s Complete Prose. I’m going through a Woody phase where I’m watching his films and quoting him.What’s in your bag?
My Iphone, chewing gum, lip balm, sunglasses, Oyster card and a few Euros as I just got back from Paris.
Whats next for DeeDee Loves Me?
Keep writing songs, make videos, gig and be happy.
By Fabrizio Belluschi ©FAMEMAGAZINE.co.uk