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internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Connie Talbot makes her indelible return with “Growing Pains”. Symbolic of Talbot’s experiences growing up in the limelight, the single is a fine demonstration of Connie’s maturity beyond her years, her lyrical dexterity and the undeniable promise of a successful career as she moves out of her adolescent years.
Side-stepping away from her “Dark Lullaby” sonic, introduced by single “Easier Pretending You’re Dead”, “Growing Pains” instead presents itself as an upbeat number with twinkling melodies and bouncy beats. The mood-shift between these two tracks is a shimmering display of Connie’s ability to shift from raw, evocative ballads, to playful, pop anthems, with absolute ease.
Behind the joyous backdrop, there is an important sentiment, not to be ignored. As a child star with a voice that soundtracked the international stage in 2007, Connie’s lyrics “if i hang on tight and focus, picture better days” speak of the less glamorous side to being in the public eye.
Expanding on this sentiment, Connie explains; “Writing this song came in a time in my life where I had just moved out and decided I was going to write my first ever independent EP as an adult. Growing pains for me is about struggles of growing up and how we never really stop growing. I grew up in the music industry, which did come with its lows as much as the highs were amazing. I feel like there is an unspoken pressure especially when you hit your twenties to have your whole life together, I hope this song reminds people that struggles in the past make us who we are today, and the truth is- we never stop learning and growing and it’s okay to not have your whole life together. Do we ever have our life together lol? Not to be cliché- but we really only have one life, I want to embrace every “growing pain” I have been through and no doubt will go through.”
Born and raised in a small area just outside of Birmingham, Connie Talbot understood from a young age that music is supposed to make you feel something. She did just that in 2007 when the then 6-year-old Connie took the world by storm with her cover of “Over the Rainbow” on Britain’s Got Talent. Now, almost two decades later, at 22 years old, she is ready to show everyone the artist she has become in recent years.
Connie was 6 when she released her debut album, Over the Rainbow.The project flew to gold status in the UK and incredibly platinum in south east Asia, making her the youngest artist in history to ever achieve such success. Connie also toured Asia, performed at the G20 summit, as well as touring America.
The years since have allowed Connie to hone in on her craft as a songwriter, musician and develop her own voice. Entering 2023 as an independent artist, Connie will release her coming-of-age 4-track EP and unveiling of this ‘voice’. In Connie’s words, the project has allowed her to be honest with her words and experiment with a darker side of music, a side that 6-year old Connie Talbot couldn’t have known – “I think I have finally found my own sound”.
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