She sings on her new single "nothing's sweet about me", but after meeting her, we disagree!
Check out what Aussie chick Gabriella Cilmi really thinks about Sugababes, Wino and living in the UK...
How would you describe your new album Lessons to be Learned?
It’s funny cause it’s not just one kind of genre because I like so many different kinds of music. Say, if I had to pin-point it down to a genre, I’d say pop, blues, glam rockish.
How long did it take you to record the album?
It took me three years to record because the first two years I was still at school, so I had to record my album in the school holidays. It wasn’t until last year that I moved to London and really focused on it. I still study by correspondence.
What do you like best about living in the UK?
There’s music on every night, everywhere and I love that there’s so much history here. Of course, I come from Australia which is a pretty new country. I love museums and I love going to look at the dinosaurs and stuff.
Do you travels inspire your lyrics and music?
Yeah, I think you can learn a lot from travelling around. My parents are Italian so my grandma still has a house there and in the summer we go and stay, so it’s pretty sweet.
Tell us more about your new single, Sweet About Me
Well, I wrote it when I came back from a trip to Paris and I was listening to a lot of early psychedelic music at the time and I remember I bought so many different cds in Paris, just things I would normally listen to. There was one by this band called the Peanut Butter Conspiracy, which is an awesome name. It’s kind of like, I'm going to make mistakes so we might as well have fun while we’re making them and learn from them along the way.
How do you feel about being compared to Amy Winehouse?
You know, I don’t really mind. There are so many female acts out at the moment and everyone gets compared to Amy Winehouse. She’s really talented and all, but when we were recording the album I knew she existed, so it’s nice to be living your own life too.
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