NORTHERN Ireland songbird Janet Devlin has finally released her debut album after waiting three years since her appearance on the X-Factor. The 19-year-old flame-haired singer from Gortin, Tyrone released the 10-track record Running With Scissors last week and is already getting rave reviews.
Having been described by critics as a “folk-driven album full of pop songs and heart touching ballads” the album is said to “showcase Janet’s unique and enchanting vocals”.
As well as Janet’s own original music the album also features a co-write with Newtown Faulkner and a cover of The Cure’s hit song Friday I’m In Love.
Since leaving the X-Factor Janet has worked hard on making her music career work and says she wanted to be sure she was releasing the right material.She added: “When I was writing this, I travelled up and down the country, and wrote anywhere and everywhere. I carry these journals, old, leather bound books, and if I think of something or a good poem, I’ll write it in there.”
“I go to songwriting sessions and take my books out and look through them. I didn’t want to be one of those people who came off the show and made an album for the sake of making an album. I wanted to write and make an album I would be actually proud of. Do it the way anybody else would. Proper grafting. I’m really proud of this album.”And Janet says she has her mum to thank for helping her achieve her dream.
“My hero is definitely my mum” said Janet, adding: “She just sacrificed so much for me. She used to take me to singing lessons, music classes, drive me around the country to singing competitions. I definitely wouldn’t be a singer without her. She was even the one who sent my tape to X Factor.”Janet Devlin Running With Scissors is out now.
By Tina Calder ©FAMEMAGAZINE.co.uk