Pixie was determined that her second album would not only build on the huge success of her debut, but also that she would have an even greater hand in the writing and recording process. So she’s overseen a heartfelt musical project that features contributions from Stevie Wonder and John Legend; reunites her with Phil Thornalley and Mads Hauge, her song writing partners on Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh), Boys And Girls and Cry Me Out; was recorded in various studios in London, New York and Los Angeles; and includes a collaboration kick started by celebrity blogger Perez Hilton. Daunted? Not Pixie.
“I guess I’m so used to travelling around and working with different people,” says this young veteran who only said goodbye to her teens in January this year. “It can be quite weird if it’s just me and new person, a boy, and it’s just us in his room working on a track – and by the end of the day were meant to have written a hit song!” she laughs.
“If someone had told me a year ago that my second album would have collaborations with John Legend and Stevie Wonder, I wouldn’t have believed them,” she beams. “But I’ve been working towards this for so long, since I was 13. And I’ve worked hard. I just couldn’t think of doing it any other way. That’s just what my mind was set on doing. But with all these great people I’ve worked with on this album, it all just happened really naturally. It wasn’t pushed by my record label or forced by me. They just came together, and I just feel really lucky.”
If you’re as talented and enthusiastic as Pixie Lott, a natural born pop star, you’ll have all the luck in the world.