THE ‘What About Us’ hit-maker Vanessa White admits she worries about the “tiniest little things” when it comes to her music as she wants everything to be absolutely perfect.
“I’m a really big perfectionist, especially when it comes to music. Even if it’s the tiniest little thing, I’ll never be happy until I feel it’s perfect,” she said.
The 26-year-old singer is gearing up to release her solo album and says she was under no pretence that a solo career would be tougher than being a part of a group as The Saturdays.
She added: “I knew it was bound to be harder in ways, being solo and not having the rest of the group there, but I’m allowed to express myself so much more which makes me feel so fulfilled, so in that respect it’s not harder, in fact it makes it feel easier.
“And now I have an amazing team of talented writers, producers and creatives I work with and who I trust so much and really get me, such as Tre Jean-Marie, who I worked on a lot of the EP with, and Thomas Eriksen, who I’ve known for years now. I’ve also been in the studio with Snakehips, who I love.
“Then there is Rob Heppell, who is such an incredible director and created the visuals for ‘Nostalgia’ and ‘Lipstick Kisses’. He also put together some stunning visuals specifically for my first live shows last month. It’s also nice getting to collaborate with other music artists too and Wretch 32 obviously features on the track ‘Lipstick Kisses’ which dropped on the same day the EP was out which was a cool way to launch that.”
Whilst Vanessa is thrilled to have more creative control over her music now, she insists she was never “stifled” during her time in the girl group.
“I don’t think it was stifled. The difference now is I just have a lot more free reign so I’m able to explore my creativity a lot more now I’m doing this thing on my own,” she told the new issue of FAULT magazine.