With her husky, trembling voice, the Australian-Italian singer-songwriter sounds like a 21st Century noir soul queen. As if to symbolise a break with the past, she has cut off her long, flowing locks of hair. My hair was like my safety blanket. She was courted by all the major labels, before signing to Island records.
MAFS Chat: I have no problem with sexy. Forgive me for having a Nana Moment here but Gabriella Cilmi is While these thoughts have been percolating around in my brain for a few weeks, Freelance writer Jenny Vuk also wrote about it in The National Times recently, saying of Gabriella Cilmi: But casualties remain high.
Gabriella Cilmi – FHM France Magazine (November 2010)
Share this article via email Share this article via flipboard Copy link Gabriella Cilmi says she was angry at the image she was encouraged to create Picture: The mid-tempo toe-tapper became the most played song on the radio that year, spent 37 weeks in the charts, was in the Top Ten in 16 countries and sold more than two million copies. Instead, I had 12 female dancers dressed as sexy robots. I thought: Advertisement Advertisement It was an unexpected change for a singer whose inspirations include Janis Joplin and Otis Redding.
Main article: The same month, Cilmi's song " Sanctuary " featured in the film St Trinian's and on its soundtrack. Cilmi's first album, Lessons to Be Learned , was written and recorded with hit production team Xenomania and was released in March in the UK. Cilmi has been compared to Amy Winehouse. The subsequent single, "Sanctuary", was issued in November and failed to chart.