As she considers her recently completed third album, Pixie Lott is filled with excitement as she relaxes in the top floor restaurant of a members’ club near her East London home.
The powerfully voiced blonde’s two albums to date – Turn It Up and Young Foolish Happy – have established her as an international star, but on the self-titled third release she’s focusing on the vintage soul that is her first love.
“It’s definitely been my favourite album to make,” Pixie, 23, says. “It’s my favourite type of music. My voice gets more room to breathe. I’ve worked with a smaller group of people, so I got to know everyone well.
“On the other albums, I’ve lived in LA for two months and every day there’d be a different person with different sounds, different writers and producers.
“It was hard to get a rhythm, but with this album there’s been a consistency throughout. It represents me more.”
A product of London’s Italia Conti stage school, Pixie’s talent shone from an early age, but she insists that personal control was always important.
“I was looking online for producers and managers from when I was 11,” she says. “When I signed my deal I was 15. My album didn’t come out until I was 18. I learned so much behind the scenes – I was definitely much more prepared.”
Although she was once a stand-in judge on The X Factor, Pixie never considered the talent show route.
“I always had something in the pipeline,” Pixie says. “But a lot of people don’t have a clue where to start. Those shows are great for people like that.”
Her new single Lay Me Down is a typically gutsy Pixie performance, with an accompanying video flaunting her curves in a bikini. Does she feel that with Miley and Rihanna setting the trend, there’s pressure for female
performers to be more revealing and explicit?
“There’s a lot of artists around expressing themselves in a risqué sort of way,” she says. “I don’t think there’s a pressure if you’re a new artist and want to stand there in a plain black dress. I don’t think people would think it weird.
“You don’t want to give a bad example – at the same time, the most important thing is to be true to yourself and I’m sure there are lots of young girls who feel like Miley Cyrus. They have the same personality and they look up to her because it’s how they want to express themselves as well.
“I do think she is in control and making her own decisions. I don’t think it’s her label or manager saying wear less or do this. I think it’s just who she is.”
Pixie has enjoyed her years of success in the company of her boyfriend of four years, male model Oliver Cheshire, who provides a boon both personal and musical.
“It’s been great,” Pixie says. “He’s my
first serious boyfriend and we’ve had loads of fun and good times.
“Before, when I was writing songs, I was imagining how things would be, but now I’ve had experience in a relationship I can write and relate to it so much better. It really helps with writing.
“I can’t think of anything
bad to say about him – he’s a good guy who has a great sense of humour.
“I really want to start a family – I am a big family person – but I’m just 23. I think there is so much we both want to do before we get to that.”
|Articles||June 29th,2014||No Comments|
This list was compiled by Nationally acclaimed NYC based singer-songwriter Leslie DiNicola. From time to time Leslie records cover songs and she noticed that there are a LOT of songs that were originally recorded by men. However, these women did a much better version.
There’s been a lot of talk in the media, lately, about women’s voices not being heard. It’s not a new story, but rather one that has been a topic of debate since the late 19th century. While times have, certainly, changed and undeniable progress has been made- it seems one indisputable factor has remained the same: women’s voices seem to be heard loudest when they echo a man’s. With that in mind, I decided to put together this list.
Do you agree?
BONUS 11. Pixie Lott – “Use Somebody” (Kings Of Leon)
Pixie Lott sends chills up your spine with her effortless crooning. Her acoustic approach to Use Somebody pulls the listener into an intimate space with the song- giving them a chance to actually hear and relate to the heartbreaking lyric.
|Articles||June 15th,2014||No Comments|
Katy B and The Vamps will be among the acts involved in CBBC’s The Big Performance this year.
The show is returning to CBBC for a third series later this summer, and will see The Choir‘s Gareth Malone challenging six of the UK’s most talented children to produce a performance that marks the centenary of the First World War.
Pixie Lott, Conor Maynard and Eliza Doolittle will also help the 11 to 13-year-olds with writing and performing a song that celebrates the memory of their ancestors, ahead of the finale on August 4.
Melissa Hardinge, executive producer for CBBC, said: ‘We are delighted that Gareth Malone is back on CBBC, inspiring a new group of children with this extraordinary songwriting challenge for the World War One anniversary.
“We hope that the series will encourage our young audience to trace their own family histories, and understand the importance of the international commemoration on August 4.”
|Articles||June 13th,2014||No Comments|
See the video in the post below
She was spotted among the many stars in Cannes during the film festival last month.
And now Pixie Lott has revealed exactly what she got up to in the South of France as she unveiled the official music video for her new single, Lay Me Down. The 23-year-old oozed old Hollywood glamour in the cinematic visual which sees the pretty blonde in various settings across the French city. Pixie puts her slender frame on display in an array of outfits including a red and white high-waisted bikini. The Mama Do singer croons passionately in the video as she cavorts aboard a yacht and takes a drive in a red convertible. She seemed to be channeling Bridget Bardot’s effortless class in one shot which saw the singer sitting atop a sun lounger with a large black hat on.
Pixie was excitement to reveal the new video as she tweeted: ‘It’s HERE! Watch the FULL #LayMeDown video on @VEVO so excited for you to see it!’.
And the starlet was spotted arriving in Manchester Piccadilly train station on the day of the video’s release. The pop starlet posed for pictures with fans as she made her way through the station in a casual ensemble. Teaming a grey jumper with black jeans, the singer added a pop of colour to the attire with a cute ice blue satchel. She shielded her eye with tortoiseshell shades while her blonde locks were left in natural beachy waves.
The single follows Top 10 UK hit, Nasty, which came out back in March and has garnered over 3.6 million views.
Lay Me Down will be available from July 27 while her new self-titled album in due in stores on August 4.
|Articles||June 7th,2014||No Comments|
If you have been hidden under a rock for the past couple of weeks, you may not have heard/seen that pixie is the new face of Batiste Dry Shampoo. The below article tells you all the details.
Dry shampoo brand Batiste has announced singer Pixie Lott as the official face of its 2014 campaign.
The Batiste 2014 Pixie Lott campaign was shot by Rankin and will include both print and TV as well as a brand new Pixie Lott variant with the design and fragrance chosen by Pixie herself.
With real celebrity style Batiste PIXIE LOTT is the must have dry shampoo for instantly refreshing style and volumising hair with a new fun, floral fragrance.
Top notes of Bergamot, fruity-ness and lemon, mixed with a floral and cedarwood middle and a base of musk, milk and sandalwood. PIXIE LOTT is a youthful blend of summery florals and warming woods for a clean, fresh scent ideal for hazy days and hazier nights.
HOW TO USE IT
Same as always, shake it up like a good cocktail and hold the can approximately 30cm from hair – spray lightly and evenly. Massage through hair using fingertips and then leave for a moment. Shake again in-between sprays then brush out fully and style.
Batiste PIXIE LOTT available from mid April in Boots and ASOS, and mid May in Superdrug, Asda, Sainsbury’s. RRP £2.99 (200ml)
|Articles||May 14th,2014||No Comments|
The pretty blonde – who was announced as the hair brand’s new face a few months back – looked gorgeous in the picture, and her amazing locks proved exactly why she bagged the job.
Pixie’s bleach blonde tresses had been styled in to a super glam shape, featuring plenty of body and texture for a big and sexy barnet.
Make-up wise, Pixie opted for her famous feline flicks, groomed brows and a totally flawless face – jealous!
And while she loves a bold pout, the stylish pop star mixed things up by keeping her lips bare for a fresh and natural look. She can definitely pull off both – what a pro!
If you fancy styling your own hair like Pixie’s, then we’ve got good news. The ‘Mama Do’ singer has launched her own version of Batiste’s dry shampoo and it’s a beauty steal at just £2.99!
Pixie chose the fragrance herself, which is a fresh, summery concoction of florals and fruit – totally delicious to spritz on your hair! Spray over your strands and massage through to give your tresses an extra oomph.
We can’t wait to get our mitts on this bargain buy!
Batisite PIXIE LOTT is £2.99 and available at Boots now.
|Articles||May 6th,2014||No Comments|
Tinie Tempah, Childish Gambino and Cee Lo Green are among 14 new additions to the V Festival line-up announced today (April 22).
The event, which takes place over the weekend of August 16-17 in Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire, will this year be headlined by The Killers and Justin Timberlake.
The other acts announced today are John Martin, Pixie Lott, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Vance Joy, Chloe Howl, Josh Record, Jess Glynne, Icona Pop, Howling Bells, Becky Hill and To Kill A King.
They will join previously announced artists Lily Allen, Blondie, Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, Elbow, Bastille, Rudimental, Chase & Status, Kaiser Chiefs, Manic Street Preachers, Katy B, Miles Kane, The Wailers and a host of others. For more information, visit VFestival.com.
|Articles||April 23rd,2014||No Comments|
I was delighted to see Pixie Lott can now be added to the list of famous West Ham fans from the world of pop music. I’m sure I wasn’t the only supporter whose day was made by the sight of her in Claret and Blue.
She follows Katy Perry in posing in West Ham colours but while the American delighted Hammers supporters by posing in club-themed underwear, the 23-year-old singer was presented with a home shirt on BT Sport with the word ‘Pixie’ printed on the back.
‘Over the moon with my new surprise treat,’ Pixie said on Twitter afterwards, ‘Thank you so much West Ham and BT.’ I look forward to seeing her wearing her new top in the Bobby Moore Lower while cheering on the Hammers. And if she fancies a post/pre-game drink, I’m sure there would be a few Hammers fans in the Black Lion in Plaistow who will shout her a drink. Maybe.
Pixie was born in Bromley in Kent but moved to Brentwood in Essex aged 13, so it appears Charlton Athletic’s loss has been West Ham’s gain.
|Articles||March 19th,2014||No Comments|
CHART-TOPPING singer/songwriter Pixie, 23, lives in East London with her boyfriend, model Oliver Cheshire
Not a lot of people know this but I’m very good at… remembering things. I can think back to a night in a restaurant five years ago and recall exactly who was there, what the conversation was and what I was eating. Although saying that, my short-term memory is terrible.
My best friend is… I have loads – my top best buddies are Jo, Georgie and Carla. I met them all at school when I was 13 years old. I also have another dear friend called Jo, who I’ve been mates with since I was 16. We all live quite near each other and spend a lot of time together. They keep me grounded.
My nickname is… Pics or Picholas. My real name is Victoria but only my mum calls me that when she’s really cross with me.
The bravest thing I’ve ever done is… On my 21st birthday I tried to do the themepark ride at the top of the Stratosphere Hotel in Las Vegas. I’m terrified of heights so it was quite brave of me even to try, but when I got up there I was so scared that I literally crawled back inside, on my hands and knees.
|Articles||March 9th,2014||No Comments|