Addict is a song that captures the feeling of when you can’t get enough of someone – It’s like you’re addicted to them and it’s almost like they are your drug. And just like a drug, if you don’t get your fix of them you begin to have withdrawals. You’re always thinking about them and it can start to take an effect on other aspects of your life. As the lyrics say in Addict, “I met you baby now, I’m psychologically wrecked.” The song shows the way that love can be emotionally exhausting, but at the same time it’s like you can’t live without it.
Infatuation was inspired by so many conversations I have had over the past few years with a lot of different friends. It’s about what people can be driven to do and the resulting crazy behaviour when you’re really infatuated by someone. It’s a song about lust, love and obsession and the way even the most rational person can act a little bit crazy when trying to pursue someone they’re interested in. As the title suggests, it’s about being totally infatuated with someone. The more they resist your advances, the more it makes you want them.
This song is about a make believe world. The media and popular culture seems to project a certain way that people should look or behave, and I think many people are influenced by that. Katie was written to sum up the way that imperfections make the world a beautiful and unique place. Even though people might think if everything about them was perfect, their life would be so much better, it’s important to know that it’s the little differences between us that make life interesting. I wrote this about people’s perception of a perfect world, but the reality is that everyone’s idea of perfect is totally different.
CRAZY LITTLE THING
This song is about the feeling you get when you first start having an exciting fling with someone. You have butterflies in your stomach and the feeling is so good you just want to scream! The song also captures the way you can start to second guess yourself because you can hardly believe something could be so good – you can overanalyse the situation you’re in, and accidently risk it all. But at the end of the day, if it feels good and makes you happy – then go for it!
When I was busy writing lots of songs for my new record, I loved having the creative outlet of writing and recording all the time. But at the same time I was missing the feeling of adrenalin of being up on the stage, under bright lights and performing to an audience. Not Enough describes the mixed emotions you can sometimes feel in life. Although I was feeling content musically and was also more than happy with my personal relationships with friends, family and my boyfriend, I just wasn’t feeling 100% satisfied with life in general. I’ve since realised that I was missing the rush of adrenalin I experience when performing and sharing my music with people, and nothing else could give me that feeling I was after – not love, not writing and not recording. Nothing quite compares to the feeling you get on stage!
I think we’ve all had mornings where we had a few too many cocktails and forgotten the night before. This song sums up the feeling of the next morning! It’s about going out and partying with your friends, having a few too many drinks and facing the consequences the next day. Even if you get pulled up on some of your actions and accused of things that happened the night before…you just deny it all because you had too much fun to care!
X Rated is a really fun song on the album, and the name of the track pretty much says it all – it’s pretty self explanatory! X Rated is about teasing someone with the things you will do when you are finally together…
I DON’T THINK SO
I Don’t Think So is about standing your ground and being who you want to be. It’s about having the ability and the courage to stand up for
yourself, and not giving in to what other people want you to do or who they think you should be. It’s important to recognise you don’t have to give in to the opinions of others all the time, especially if it’s something you feel very strongly about. This can apply to all aspects of your life, whether it’s professionally or personally – you’ve got to have faith in your own opinions!
SOMETHING YOU SAY
This song is a little on the sad side, it’s about words that are said in the heat of a moment of an argument that can’t be unsaid, and the effect that can have on your relationship. Sometimes no matter how hard you fight for something or someone, it can be hard to forget the past and move forward.
This is a really fun song on the album and has a very different sound to some of the other tracks! It’s a cheeky track that’s all about the fun of the tease – it’s about a woman flirting and flaunting herself and being confident with who she is, enjoying life and just having a good time!
FUCKED UP ME
This is a song about a close friend who really hurt me, and the after effects of their actions. I think a lot of people have similar moments and can relate to this song on some level. It’s about feeling really alone and not knowing how to deal with the pain, but at the same time not wanting to talk about it with anyone else. The song represents the journey of how I got over that pain, got through the tough time and came through the other end as a stronger person with the ability to forgive. This track gives me an incredible release on an emotional level every time I sing it!
WE’RE NOT READY
We’re Not Ready is about coming to terms with growing up in life. It’s about enjoying a life without responsibility so much that you’re not quite ready to move on to the next scary, grown up stage,when sometimes all you want to do is relax, live a spontaneous life with the people you love and have some fun!
This song sums up the amazing feeling of falling in love. It’s as though nothing else matters, when all you can think about is that special person and how happy they make you feel. The track describes the way that nothing else quite compares to the feeling you get when you’re lying next to them – you wouldn’t want to be anywhere else!