“Clichéd as it may sound, I’ve been performing since I was about 3 years old and singing since I can remember. It’s all I’ve ever wanted to do for about that same amount of time. There’s just this release you get when you’re up it. It’s electric, a feeling that is transcendent almost. For me it’s a way I lose myself in the world. My music is pretty introspective so I guess that helps! After a car accident a few years ago I lost my voice and wasn’t sure if it would return but through hard work and determination I managed to get myself back to where I am today.
So far I’ve been blessed and humbled to have worked with some fantastic industry professionals. The Producers (Matt Terry – The Enemy, The Noisettes, One Night Only, Razorlight) Mixers (Mike Crossey – Blood Red Shoes, The Enemy, Ben Howard) Songwriters and Musicians who worked on the album and whom I continue to work with are amazing at what they do and the best in their fields. It’s been such an honour to work with all of them.
Apart from creating my debut album, Beyond the Face of It, (due for release later this year) I am hugely proud of having had the opportunity in to work with professionals at the top of their game. My career highlight so far is probably having worked on Damon Albarn’s opera Monkey, at the O2.
My greatest musical hero is probably Imogen Heap. She’s a massive influence and if I could write a song with her I reckon I’d be happy forever! I would also kill to sing/write with John Mayer, Kings of Leon, Tori Amos, SIa and Sarah Maclachlan. All are electric live, which is what I aspire to. I love deep beats and bands too. Indie bands and Chase & Status have managed to take over my iPod a lot recently along with the usual stuff. It’s a real mixed bag but if it fits to what I’m doing/thinking/dreaming at the time then I’m in! Sometimes the music just chooses you not the other way round..
Right now I’m really enjoying gigging in some fantastic venues around London and meeting and collaborating with some amazingly talented musicians and friends who I’ve been meeting along the way. The inspiration is definitely flowing. I think when it stops you’re in trouble.. It’s a constant strive to find for me and keeps me motivated to never give up.
I couldn’t imagine doing anything else with my life other than singing. Let’s hope it never stops…”
What the critics are saying about Annie Lovell:
The Music Magazine: “Annie Lovell’s voice has the raw power of an unbridled horse and twice the beauty”.
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