The Sydney Morning Herald profiled Cassie Davis as a pop newcomer to watch in 2009, where the 23-year-old talked about getting a phone call from Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie. “She’s wonderful; she’s been in the industry for a lot longer than I have and had all these experiences,” Davis said. “She could well have pushed me aside but she was so encouraging. She said, ‘Don’t change who you are, you have an amazing voice – use it.’ It was really cool, I couldn’t stop smiling.” Cassie’s first single, ‘Like It Loud’, comes out January 24th on Sony Music. The article at smh.com.au has since been removed.