‘Fame Academy’ winner Alex Parks posted sad news on her official website on Wednesday (February 8) that she has been dropped by her record label. “Hi everyone. Just wanted to let you all know that I’m no longer signed to Polydor as of now,” Parks writes. “It wasn’t really working for me or for them (as you could probably tell). Although I am sad and there were a lot of good people there who really did their best for me and I will miss them, it’s definitely time to move on.”
“A lot of you have asked if I’m disappointed with the way my record releases have gone and of course I am. I’ve had almost no support from the media – hardly any coverage on the radio and TV or in the press and whether that’s because they don’t like my music, or they don’t like me, or maybe because I came from a reality TV programme – I don’t know.”
“I’m proud of my first proper album and I’m so glad that you guys have reacted to it so well. All I want to do now is to develop my writing and recording and hope that every record I make will be better than the last.
“I’m going to take a break to work out the next step: there are a few offers but I really want to get it right this time! I promise that you will be the first to know my new plans.
“The best part of the last few months for me has been the live gigs – thanks to all of you who have come along to them and I hope you enjoyed them as much as me.
“I’m really looking forward to seeing you all at Shepherds Bush Empire on Friday – it will be the last gig for a while and I promise it will be a great night….
“lots of love