The Lava Lizard Interviews Rebecca Ferguson
Rebecca Ferguson is being heralded as the next global phenomenon so it was only fitting that The Lava Lizard nabbed time with her for the site’s very first interview! Speaking candidly about a range of issues, the soft spoken songbird talked about her ‘Heaven’ debut album, comparisons to Adele and much more!
Ferguson also hinted that she might tour the US later this year. Of course, with summer season finally upon us, she also has ideas for her next ‘Heaven’ single that will truly capture her fans attention. Additionally, Ferguson addressed the growing Dance music craze and Alexandra Burke, who has jumped on that bandwagon, as well as the death of Whitney Houston.
Read The Lava Lizard’s interview with Ferguson below:
Hey Rebecca, how are you?
I’m good, thank you. I’m really good! How are you?
I am fine. Thank you so much for asking! Firstly, congratulations on all of the success of your Heaven album! It’s an amazing record.
How has your life changed since you released this album? Really, it has been so successful so how has that impacted your life?
It has completely changed my life. When think of life now compared to what I had before, everything I ever dreamt of has started to come true. It’s quite surreal. I can help my family and I also have a lot more confidence in myself now. I just real really blessed.
That’s so great to hear! We know that you basically co-wrote the entire album. Tell us about your writing process; how exactly do you write the songs?
Normally, I come in with an idea or melody and I’d play around with the melody for a while and start making lyrics. Also, sometimes when I hear someone play something on the piano I’d start writing. I normally start with the lyrics and then I’d join with the producer to get everything together.
So you write with a partner?
Well, sometimes I write alone where the producer would make the music for me and I’d make the lyrics or all of us would meet in the studio to write the songs. It just depends on the people with whom I’m working.
Many artists in the music industry today actually don’t write their own songs. Why do you think it’s important for people to be involved in the creative process?
I think if they don’t write something then they should at least be involved in the creative process in some way. You have to master the songs so that you can connect to your audience; when you connect to the songs then you’d portray them better to the audience.
You have to make people feel something and that’s why it’s important to write. Yet, some singers don’t write the music but as long as they connect to the songs and they mean what they say when they sing then that’s just as important.
Now, there are so many brilliant songs on ‘Heaven’! My personal favourite song is ‘Nothing’s Real but Love’. What is your favourite song on the album?
That’s hard! I really like all the songs. ‘Nothing’s Real but Love’ probably has the strongest message. I love the piano in ‘Teach Me How to be Loved’; I fell in love with the piano even before I wrote it. I heard the producer play the piano and it was so beautiful that I said, “just let me write over this!” ‘Too Good to Lose’ is the song that makes me happy. To be honest, I like each of the songs in my own little way.
Have you chosen the next single from the album?
Not yet. We’re still not sure what’s going to happen with the next single. I really like ‘Mr. Bright Eyes’ and I think it would be a perfect summer song. I’d like something really perky and happy for the summer...
It's quite long but I loooooooove it!