News | Entertainment
21 Jul 2019 9:52
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Gabrielle Aplin hit a point on tour in Japan in 2017 when she felt like calling it quits

    The 26-year-old singer shot to fame in 2012, when her cover of Frankie Goes To Hollywood's 'Power of Love' for the John Lewis Christmas advert went to number one, and the 'My Mistake' singer has admitted having success so early on made her feel like she had to say yes to every tour and opportunity that came her way because that was all she knew

    The British singer/songwriter, who parted ways with major label Parlophone after the release of her second album 'Light Up the Dark', has recalled how "unhappy" she was when she toured the Asian country in support of her EP 'Miss You', which she released independently on her own label Never Fade Records, and how she realised it was time for her to start taking more "control" of her career.

    Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz, she said: "I had success very quickly and it was just go, go, go, and I never stopped. "I thought that was fine until I then tried to go again.

    "I released 'Miss You' [2016 EP] and I went to Japan and did a little tour there.

    "That is when suddenly the way I was taught how to work didn't work anymore.

    "It was because I started when I was so young and I was told what to do and I took a schedule and I went along with it.

    "That wasn't working for me anymore and I wanted to have more control.

    "It was having an affect on me where I was having a moment in Japan when I felt like, 'I can't do this, I am so unhappy and I don't want to be unhappy about something that I know makes me happy.'

    "So that was when I decided to get help and document what I was doing along the way.

    "It was how it helped me through it as well."

    Gabrielle's latest single 'Nothing Really Matters' - a straight-up pop song - deals with mental health and documents the star's "unravelling" of her mind after reaching a point where she no longer felt she could continue working with former label Parlophone due to the intense pressure she was under.

    Gabrielle says having a partner who understands the industry in her Hudson Taylor musician boyfriend Alfie Hudson-Taylor makes life so much easier.

    She said: "Absolutely. He's away a lot as well so he totally gets it.

    "I never have any worries."

    © 2019 Bang Showbiz, NZCity

     Other Entertainment News
     21 Jul: Eddie Murphy will return to stand up comedy
     20 Jul: Carly Rae Jepsen feels like a "new person" when she changes her hair
     20 Jul: Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher enjoyed a quiet anniversary
     20 Jul: Priyanka Chopra doesn't believe in love at first sight
     20 Jul: Jason Momoa is to make a guest appearance in 'The Simpsons'
     20 Jul: Miranda Lambert "creeps" on her husband Brendan McLoughlin a lot
     20 Jul: Bella Thorne thought her new boyfriend was too sexy for her
     Top Stories

    The Silver Ferns have showed tremendous poise and perseverance to topple England 47-45 in their netball World Cup semi-final in Liverpool More...

    Silver Ferns captain Laura Langman is looking forward to going up against one of the best in the business in the netball World Cup semi-finals More...

     Today's News

    Living & Travel:
    British Airways has grounded all its flights to Cairo for at least a week, because of security concerns 9:36

    Hawke's Bay have overcome a late surge from the Canterbury to book their spot in the National Basketball League final 9:36

    Rugby League:
    The Rabbitohs have scored three tries in the final 10 minutes to sink the Cowboys 30-18 in their NRL match in Townsville 8:46

    German prince fights for land seized by Nazis after his grandfather plotted to assassinate Hitler 8:46

    The Silver Ferns have showed tremendous poise and perseverance to topple England 47-45 in their netball World Cup semi-final in Liverpool 8:36

    Climate change could drown Kiribati, but the nation looks for Noah's Ark 8:06

    Investigators are looking into a suspicious fire in Whanganui that's left two people with serious injuries 7:56

    Law and Order:
    Police have arrested a fourth person over an alleged 100 million dollar money-laundering syndicate operating in Sydney 7:46

    Law and Order:
    A victim of the Christchurch gas explosion is fighting for his life as expert investigators probe what happened 7:36

    Australia's policies on the deportation of Kiwis is detrimental to their health and rehabilitative needs 7:26

     News Search

    Power Search

    © 2019 New Zealand City Ltd