Duffy

Duffy


Album "Endlessly" (release date: 26/11/2010)
Single "Well Well Well" (release date: 19/11/2010)

Duffy is back. After the Grammys, for which she was nominated three times and "Best Pop Vocal Album" won (won four nominations three, including for "Best Album") the BRIT awards, 6.5 million units sold, number # 1 placements throughout Europe and the successful conquest of America, it would be very simple and not very surprising was when Duffy with "Rockferry Part Two" back on the scene return dignity. But she does everything quite differently. Duffy's second album "Endlessy" appears in November, showing a number of new and exciting facets of the most successful soul singers of our time. "I am no longer the same as before," she says. "I was a girl."


On "Endlessly"There are songs that are faster and more danceable than anything else that the 26-year-old has made Wales before. But the album also features restrained, calm, supported by the acoustic guitar numbers Duffy show their thoughtful, philosophical side. "Short term, I thought, it is a pure indie album, so it has listened to the beginning," she says with a laugh. Lyrically it's more personal, more intimate and more mature, but also naughty ( "I'm his lover / Not his mother" are the first words we hear) and funny. "It is very hard, good to combine music and irony to each other, without being silly. But sometimes it's just about having fun." Duffy manages this balancing act. The rousing guitars and perky blaster, which we know from "Mercy" and "Warwick Avenue" and love are still to hear. But that was pretty much the continuation of "Rockferry". Ten songs were in three weeks with the renowned songwriter Albert Hammond included (among others famous for "The Air That I Breathe", "When I Need You," "It Never Rains In Southern California") and together with the hip-hop signs The Roots recorded. These names are many positive surprise.


Duffy zweitweise did not know if there ever be a second album would. "I seriously thought about emigrating. Not because I thought I had achieved everything, but I missed the simple little things of life. Everything had become so complicated." After the end of the month-long tour of "Rockferry", the breakthrough in America, the Grammys - even a Welsh flower named after her - found Duffy at a crossroads again.


"After the end of this exciting section I had to be reminded of what I had to do. I forgot for a while what my job was, what role I take. I'm not a model, I'm not a celebrity. So who am I ? It is suddenly to preserve all so complicated. decency is very difficult. Everything to have what you want, is really unhealthy. "


So there was confusion about how it should proceed and what your next steps be Would when fate intervened in unusual kind - in the form of 66-year-old Albert Hammond. Or to be more precise: Albert Hammond's wife was crucial. "He was at home in Los Angeles when his wife called out to him: '! Albert Albert Look at this girl on TV She sounds like a Black to..' And Albert looked more closely and was impressed. " Duffy was performing "Stepping Stone" on Saturday Night Live. Hammond had already had a decade nothing to do with music, he simply did not want to (perhaps he wanted to simply leave his son, Albert Hammond Jr of The Strokes), but he was fascinated and overwhelmed by Duffy. "He wanted to meet with me, but I had no idea of ​​his past. At our first meeting he brought only the title"Do not Forsake Me"With and I said: That sounds like the soundtrack of my life."


"At this time there were massive parties in Los Angeles so I had a choice. Either I could dance and celebrate with all of Hollywood walk or spend time Albert So I visited him and his wife greeted me with a tea.." Hammond had become music to the beautiful song entitled "Do not Forsake Me"Built, but Duffy was not convinced by the sounds. It is obviously one of the singers with very own opinion and own head. "He is 66 years old, he is the most respected songwriter and I had the courage and audacity to take apart the song," tells the laughing Duffy. "When I look back, I think: 'How impertinent of me.' But I knew this song reflects a few important things in my life resist. " Alberts opinion: "Brave, kid Well done.."


From then on the songs came in quick succession, which was unusual - but had needed a four-year development process "Rockferry". "We worked a few days in LA, one week each in Spain and here in London and were done quickly. We had these songs, and in my heart they sounded so charming and great in their acoustic demo versions. And the was what I wanted to hear. Not any more. it is also too much work. If everyone does too much, which can include things overuse and kill that. But it was only Albert and I, together had a little fun. "


Half the time, it looked as if Albert had more fun than they. "It was 4am when I looked at him and thought.. 'You're 40 years older than me I have no idea, where do you get this energy He always dancing around all the time, would be and simply celebrating everything normally. could I not be disciplined of us, but the other way around I had to admonish him. 'Albert, I know you're dancing just elated, but we really need to take the second verse. "


The two were confidants and allies. Even Albert's wife contributed fashion tips. She tested Duffys 60s-influenced wardrobe on authenticity. "She says to me: I like your long skirts This generation is not used to seeing pop stars who do not wear clothes you will find the very offensive..."


During this time, Albert was able to make another musical inspiration in the Late Night Show with Jimmy Fallon locate. "I think he looks very much TV," giggles Duffy, "Because the whole idea come from." Albert did not know the band so far and Duffy already feared the worst when he talked about his new discovery. "I know his son is in the Strokes, and he probably also a good taste, but I thought of some Nashville 'dang-dang-dang' band!" But in fact it was the hip-hop legends The Roots - One of the greatest live bands of our time. Duffy was enthusiastic. Four years ago she was with Rough Trade boss Geoff Travis in London's The Jazz CafÉ to see The Roots at the turntables as a DJ. The performance blew it, they were even Roots founder Ahmir '? Uestlove' Thompson a copy of 'Rockferry'.

Henceforth remained stubbornly Albert, and finally called Duffy with trembling hands really LA Reid, the head of Iceland Def Jam Music Group, which also includes Duffys US label Mercury belongs. She asked him if he could arrange a meeting with The Roots. Within 48 hours, it was arranged. The Roots' tight live sound, which is far away from all the machine-Pop, which accounts for the majority of the top 10, was the missing piece in "Endlessly"-Puzzle.

And Duffy was finally able to clarify an open story, "I said Ahmir: 'I told you' Rockferry 'a few years ago given and you never called me' 'I now make everything all right again.'. he promised. "


You will Duffy not associate with The Roots and neither one will bring them with Albert Hammond in conjunction. But to be honest - that had not even themselves but they will still come together and added an impressive drive -. A more than adequate heritage fOr "Rockferry". Duffy has remained so far true with this album that they will not lose old fans - but it is to gain countless.


"It almost felt like that, as if songs always arise," tells Duffy with big blue eyes. "All of these songs grew within me, all these years. And we have brought them out. I and the Godfather of songs, my friend Albert."

More informations: www.duffy-music.de

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