I've been taking a look at my schedule up to the end of the year and realised that, what with the promotion for my new single and my tour, this will be about the last chance I get to sit down and write you an update on all my news! So, here goes, First of all, I'd like to say how surprised I was to see all the cards, letters and pressies you sent for my birthday. They were all absolutely wonderful and I'd like to say a great big thank you to everyone. I love ya all! I hardly need to tell you what I've been up to recently - every newspaper and magazine I open up seems to be running a Louise story at the moment! Really weird - but I guess its a bit flattering! I only hope you're not all bored of seeing me yet!
Let's Go Round Again
Remember in the least newsletter I was dropping big hints about my next single? Well, its the second track to be taken from my album and will be in the shops from 17th November. In case you don't already know, it's my cover version of the old disco classic Let's Go Round Again, which was originally a hit for the Average White Band back in 1980 (I was 5 at the time!). It's one of my favorite songs that I can remember singing and dancing to when I was a kid, so as you can imagine, I had a great time recording it! For those of you like me who LOVE dancing, I've had some fantastic remixes of the single done by some real clubland stars...you'll find the ace 187 Lockdown, Rated PG, Colour Systems Inc. and Paul Gotel mixes on CD2 (apparently, my record company tell me that it's gone to #1 in all the club charts!). But the best part is CD1, which not only features two brand new tracks (Just When I Thought and How You Make Me Feel) but has an exclusive 1998 Louise calendar and an extra-special Christmas postcard from me inside. Brilliant eh? And just WAIT until you see the video! I think it's probably the best one I've ever made!
New Album Goes Gold
I was absolutely thrilled to see my new album, Woman In Me, storm into the charts at no. 5!! A great big THANK YOU to all those of you who rushed out to buy it - in fact, you've now brought so many copies that it's gone gold and I've got another one of those lovely framed gold discs to add to my collection! And now you've all had a chance to listen to it, what do ya think? Maybe you'd like to write and tell me what your favorite tracks are.
On the 16th October, I launched my first ever book with a great big bash at the Virgin Megastore on Oxford Street in London. it was incredibly busy and great to see those of you who managed to come down. The book, called 'Louise: My Story' is packed with exclusive pictures and interviews with my parents, family and friends. most importantly, it's my chance to tell you all about my life - growing up, starting my singing career, leaving Eternal to go solo and all the amazing stuff that's happened since then. I hope you all enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed putting it together!
Woman In Me - The Video
My first ever full length video is in the shops on 1st December, so soon you'll all be able to see what it's like to be a Pop Star! It features the full length versions of the videos for all my singles so far, plus behind-the-scenes footage of the dance auditions for my tour, photoshoots and the making of the stunning space-age video for 'Arms Around the World'. To make it that little bit more special, I recorded an exclusive interview just for you!
The countdown to the opening of my first ever solo your has started - only a week or so away by the time you receive this! We've all been rehearsing like crazy to make sure it's just perfect. The most exciting part has been the chance to work with Jamie King again - he did the choreography on the Naked video and has also worked with Madonna and Michael Jackson!! Some of the dance routines we've put together will simply take your breath away! So, look out Sheffield 'cos I'm coming to town on Thursday 20th November! After that, I've got another 20 dates in cities all across the UK going right through to Wolverhampton one week before Christmas. If you're coming along to one of the shows, I'll see you there!
Take care and see you soon, All my love, Lou