Quotes by: Natasha Bedingfield
Bedingfield attends the 2013 Australian Hair Fashion Awards in Sydney, Australia
||Natasha Anne Bedingfield
26 November 1981 |
Haywards Heath, West Sussex, England
I like doing very high action things. Running, boxing, a lot of free weights. They're not heavy. I eat what I want, really, because I think that while you're working out you can eat better.
I'm the diva from the future. The next gig's on the moon. Catch me while you can.
I got a job as soon as I could - 11 or 12. I started babysitting and then I got a part-time job at a pharmacy in England. I just remember loving the feeling of going out and buying my own clothes! I'd go bargain-hunting and get secondhand vintage stuff.
I love lamb shank. It's my favorite thing. You don't have it in America. It's a younger meat - it just falls off the bone - it's kind of like a roast. I really like blackened cod too.
I liked English and art and did a lot of painting. And for some reason I was good at math, but I wasn't an A student. I really had to work hard to get good grades.
I took temp jobs, recorded a demo in the evenings and eventually shopped a record deal. All I knew was that I wanted to write songs; thankfully, I also got to sing them.
I know I should keep this a secret, but Celine Dion is something of an icon to me.
Music is a very powerful thing. If I'm angry, I can write a song about it, and it seems to make everything okay.
As a teenager I had friends who had little music studios in their bedrooms and garages. I'd go and play around; very soon, my hobby became a passion.
People don't listen to one radio station. On iTunes you can mix different worlds and bring country and pop and folk and live music together with a mass audience. I could have sung 'Easy' in a country way but I just sang it how I sing. I think it's a really nice blend.
I love arranging my music, not in alphabetical order but by mood, creating playlists for when I have energy and want to work out or go-out party mixes and music to chill out to.
I'm very honest in my music and I'm often asked to explain the lyrics; as an introvert, I find that quite hard. And I always wear high heels on stage, which can be painful.
Write your own songs. It helps you to mean what you're singing, which will then make it mean something to listeners.
I don't want to be the next anyone. I just want to be me, now. And that means all different things.
I did actually like school. When I was 17, I was in college, but before that, I was home-schooled. I was very social. I liked to know everyone.
My family comes from New Zealand, but I'm a London girl. I was born and raised in London, but I've got the blood of a New Zealander, so I always kind of felt like I didn't belong - in a good way.
I wanted to write about relationships. But I didn't feel I had the experience to sing about them in a deep way. Studying psychology helped me out in terms of my understanding. I still look through my old textbooks when I'm in need of inspiration.
A lot of my songs are about taking whatever life throws at you and making the most of it.