It so often seems to be the case that, when it comes to modern pop music, the talent that goes into writing the songs is rarely the same talent that ends up performing them. Perhaps it’s down to the prevalence of digital music distribution nowadays, or simply a dissatisfaction with this formulaic approach to how pop music should work, but now more than ever, those songwriters are stealing the spotlight for themselves.
Whinnie Williams is a perfect example. As a songwriter, she’s written for the likes of Madonna and Nicola Roberts, as well as co-writing the single ‘Smash’ with Martin Solveig. Not bad credits to have under your belt. Throw in a few stints as part of ultra-hip London DJ pairing Ooh La La, and the credentials for burgeoning pop royalty are already piling up.
Having spent the first part of her career going under the ‘Sunday Girl’ moniker (a reference to her weekend job working at a pet store), her upcoming Bad Girl EP marks the beginning of what should be a promising pop career under her own name(ish). We caught up with her during the run up to the EP’s release on 6th October to chat about vintage style, musical inspirations, and her canine-rescuing side-line.
Bad Girl, the debut EP from Whinnie Williams, is out October 6 via Night Beach in digital and limited edition 7″ vinyl.
Pre-order the EP here: http://smarturl.it/badgirlep