The one and only
There’s no doubt Amy Pearson is a siren. With her amazing voice, natural beauty and cheeky charm, she has all the characteristics of a diva.
It’s been two years since she farewelled Birmingham and arrived in Australia, and the British sparkle is starting to make an impact on the music scene.
Her first single, I Don’t Miss You, is already racking up major radio, iTunes, MySpace and ringtone business, not to mention its high rotation on television music shows.
“The song is about a relationship I was once in. It was long distance and one day he said he couldn’t wait,” Pearson said.
“He was a bit of a cool guy with lots of girls wanting him, and a cheater as well.
“My heart was broken and we were together for three years. I wasn’t going to beg for him back and the song was just to let him know that I am no fool.”
The next single Not Me was released last Saturday.
“The first verse is about a boy I was with who kept hassling me about who I was seeing,” Pearson said. “And the second part is about the industry dictating the way I act and look – I’m not changing for anybody.”
Pearson worked with some of the world’s leading producers on the album, Who Am I, due for release in October. In fact she had more than 70 songs to pick from when she and the record company sat down to discuss the album’s track listing.
“The album is a reflection of who I am at this point in time. I wrote all the songs within the past two years and they all express my emotions and situations,” Pearson said.
“My favourite song to listen to is Does Anybody, but the most sentimental song is Ready To Fly.”
Since moving to Australia Pearson has starting fostering a strong gay fan base and is finding herself in demand at venues around the country.
“It’s awesome to have the support from the gay community. Two of my best friends who live in the same apartment as me have been behind me the whole way,” she said.
“What’s great about the gay community is that they give my tracks a different perspective. Ready To Fly was about me coming to Australia whereas some see it as a song that reminds them of coming out and not being afraid of being gay.”