"Welcome to The Electrick Hotel!"
These were the immortal words spoken by 28-year old Britpop star Lolene Everett, known eponymously as Lolene, back in 2010 on her debut album, The Electrick Hotel. Since checking in, Lolene has continued to amaze us with her quirky fashion and fun, catchy music which she describes as "awkward-pop". Despite label dramas, moving back to her home in England, and collaborations with artists such as Snoop Dogg and David Guetta, the singer has remained humble, focused and determined to succeed no matter what obstacles stand in her way - a drive reflected in the title of her recent EP, She's Got A Pulse.
Check out our interview below to find out what she's been up to lately, what really went down with her label, and that Tulisa shade...
Hi Lolene! How are you today?
Hey there! I'm doing great thanks, how are you?
I actually signed to J.R. Rotem and Sony that year but only as a writer. I signed with EMI Capitol Records as an artist in 2009 where we released those songs. 'Sexy People' did fantastic and was a great intro from me so that was lovely. 'Rich' I'm really proud of but due to leaks and label changes this song never really had a chance in the charts. However the love from fans was, and still is, awesome so that's all that matters. The leaks are just a part of today's music industry and EMI were undergoing so many changes as a company it just became impossible as a new artist to be home there.
Following this, you started working on your Cracked NOT Broken mixtape, which was released in 2010, and which became a sort of underground hit. How did the mixtape come about?
Kate Bush would be a dream! Annie Lennox and Example!
What can followers expect from you in the coming months?
Just that I'm working on music always and won't stop because I can't! These dreams own me and I still have so many to fulfill!
Are there any last words you'd like to say to your fans?
Yes, that you're all incredibly delicious and lovely and even though we may not talk everyday I know your there and value and appreciate every single one of you and thank you for your patience and support while mama battles through this music business! It ain't pretty but hopefully the music will be!
Lolene, thank you so much for a great interview! We really appreciate you taking the time to answer all these questions. We can't wait to see what you have in store for us!
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