‘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.”
‘Fame Academy’ winner Alex Parks is out with the music video to her new single ‘Honesty’, the title track from her sophomore album. Watch it via Vimeo below. Additionally, Parks recently posted a thank you note to fans on her official website.
‘Fame Academy’ champ Alex Parks dropped by the Jonathan Ross show with fill-in hosts Mark Lamarr and Jo Brand. They played her new single ‘Honesty’ as well as ‘Lie’. Parks says this album is much more her own since she co-wrote most of the songs on the album and said that her favorite track off her sophomore set is ‘Lie’. A replay of the appearance, with Parks dropping by about 90 minutes in, has been removed from bbc.co.uk/radio2.
‘Fame Academy’ champ Alex Parks lashed out at t.A.T.u. duo Lena Katina and Julia Volkova for pretending to be lesbians. “It is insulting to see t.A.T.u. acting the way they do,” the openly lesbian singer told the Daily Star. “It feels like they’re trying to make a bit of a joke out of being a lesbian. It’s sad. If their music was any good then it might help, but their latest record sounds exactly like their previous one.”
‘Fame Academy’ winner Alex Parks is out with the music video to her new single ‘Looking For Water’, from her forthcoming sophomore album ‘Honesty’, due out October 24th. Watch it online at YouTube.
‘Fame Academy’ champ Alex Parks is set to become the latest British singer to take a stab at the American music market, according to Neil Sean of Sky News. Parks has written her first anthem in the form of ‘Looking For Water’, which will be featured on “a huge US film.”
The Sun reports that Daniel Bedingfield has flown ‘Fame Academy’ winner Alex Parks to Los Angeles to help work on his second album. Parks, who is openly lesbian, is taking along her new girlfriend, Speedway singer Jill Jackson.
Thom Yorke and Johnny Greenwood of Radiohead spoke with Radio 1 about the state of the music industry, depressed how someone as talented as Alex Parks had to resort to appearing on ‘Fame Academy’ to get a record deal. “She’s got a fu**ing great voice and if this is the only way she can get out to people it’s a shame because there’s really something going on there and people will dismiss it because it’s that,” they moaned. “If that’s the only way to get exposed now then there’s something seriously wrong with the music industry. I’m against the safety of it all. The industry sort of eating itself whole seems to be depressingly pointless.”
‘Fame Academy’ champ Alex Parks is out with the music video to her new single ‘Cry’. Watch it online via universalmusic.fr below.
‘Fame Academy’ champ Alex Parks took part in an online chat with fans on femail.co.uk. One fan asked the openly lesbian singer if she felt a responsibility to the gay community. “Yeah, I feel responsible,” she said. “I hope lots of little girls aren’t going to cut their hair short and spiky! I think people are trying to put me in that position of leader, and I find it quite odd.”