Arianne Martel, singer-songwriter, is in a class by herself in terms of the attention she gets on the charts.
She recently topped the UK singles chart with ‘I Am A’ and she’s in a unique position, in that she has a huge following and a strong following of fans.
The pop star recently spoke to the Independent about her career, her love of music and her own life.
“I was never a singer.
I’m a singer,” she says.”
I just realised that when I was making music, I was writing songs, I wasn’t doing the same stuff that my dad did.””
My first song was just me singing a duet with my dad, and then I wrote a song called ‘I’m a Singer’ which I thought was so cute and was going to be a really funny song.”
“I just realised that when I was making music, I was writing songs, I wasn’t doing the same stuff that my dad did.”
It’s a very lonely life and when you’re doing music, it’s a really lonely life.
“So, when I’m doing a song, I’m writing about myself, my family and my music.”
Martel says the song she wrote for the songwriting challenge she’s set for her fans was written with her mother in mind.
“When I was in the studio, she was making up some songs for me, and she came up with this really simple melody.
I thought, ‘Oh my God, what can I do with this?'”
She added that she was inspired by a song she heard in a church service when she was five years old.
“She said, ‘You should write a song about yourself.’
I just thought, what could I do for a song?”
I started writing songs with my mother and she said, if you want to be good at singing, you need to write songs that you think are really good.
I was like, ‘Okay, I can do this’.” Martel also has a strong sense of humour and she uses her platform to give her fans a good laugh. “
But it turned out I wrote it really well.
I was like, ‘Okay, I can do this’.” Martel also has a strong sense of humour and she uses her platform to give her fans a good laugh.
“‘I Am a Singer’, for example, is the one song where I’ve never really sung.
I haven’t done it for a while because it was too serious for me.”
But I do like to sing it, because I think it’s really funny.
She says she gets a lot of support from her fans.
“People are really happy and supportive.
I just try to make a joke, and people get so excited about it.
Martels songwriting is now the subject of an international campaign to get it off the charts, and is one of the first songs to reach the top of the UK charts. “
I just like to write a bit and sing a bit.”
Martels songwriting is now the subject of an international campaign to get it off the charts, and is one of the first songs to reach the top of the UK charts.
Arianne is also the first British singer-singers to have a solo hit, and her first major hit.
Martela is currently on tour, playing a sold-out gig in Manchester, and in an interview with the Independent, she revealed that she’s now in a position where she’s the biggest pop star in the world.
“There’s a lot more people watching my show, so it’s been really hard.
I don’t want to put a number on it but I think I’m in the top 10.
“And that’s where I would like to go next. “
“I feel like I am a very powerful, powerful woman, and I feel I’m an incredible singer. “
“That’s why I’m always singing and singing, and it’s like I have this whole world that I’m so attached to. “
“If I can just be on stage and have people love me, then I can have a career.” “
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If I can just be on stage and have people love me, then I can have a career.”
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