I had a chance to have a quick chat to 2012 X-Factor winner Samantha Jade about her life since her win and the release of her new single, Firestarter.
The new single, Firestarter has just hit the air waves and was written by Samantha Jade and the team from DNA which helped write and produce her first single What You’ve Done to Me. For this single though, they wanted to “make it a little bit more mature and different vibe” from what we have heard from Samantha in the past. She said “she has a really great feeling about the single and hopes that everything else will like it too”.
Samantha has said that this song was the result of not being able to find anything that felt right so she “went into the studio one day with the mind set of having to write the song, so we put on some music started dancing around the studio and just had some fun”. The resulting song is described by Samantha as “a party record about letting go and what makes you excited about being you, its just a fun and fun record”.
In addition to preforming Samantha loves to write songs and while she sees it as a release to be able to put words on a page she pulls inspiration from personal experience because “I can feel it when I sing and I think it helps people relate as they can feel the underlying emotion as well”. While she enjoys writing for other artists, at the present time she is concentrating on her second solo album which she hopes to release around Christmas.
To finish off, I asked Samantha some quick fire questions…
What has been the one thing that has surprised you the most since x-factor?
Being recognised walking down the street is weird.
Anything that is what you expected it to be?
It’s been better.
What’s on your playlist at the moment?
Chris Brown, Emeli Sandé and Timomatic.
What artists to you look up to?
My idol is Beyonce. She’s a force to be reckoned with, she does it all. My goal is to be great at everything. She works so hard and no one gets anywhere without working hard.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Singing, maybe a bit of acting, but definitely still in music.