Highly acclaimed Modern country singer-songwriter Louise Parker has acquired the beloved attention of music lovers across the globe through her emotionally endearing songwriting & charismatically ear-catching vocals.
Through her writing, monthly live streams, & touring, Louise has gained a following of over 15,000 fans online collectively & there seems to be no slowing down for this talented musician.
Tomorrow (February 3rd), Louise will unveil the brand new single “Table For One”, which Louise says is about “sitting down and having a conversation with myself about the hard topics I’m all too good at avoiding, and taking responsibility for the part I played in not recovering or moving on after a traumatic event”.
Louise has kindly taken the time to talk with Fierce & Fabulous Revolution regarding the emotional & creative process behind this deeply moving song. You can find the full interview below.
Hey Louise, thank you so much for this interview. Can you start by introducing yourself to readers who might be unfamiliar with your music?
Louise: Hey, my name is Louise Parker, I am a modern country singer/songwriter from Chelmsford, Essex. I’ve been writing for 18 years, performing for 13 years and releasing music for 10! Seeing it written out like that is just madness to me!
When did you first discover your passion for music?
Louise: I was always singing and dancing, putting on shows with my sisters in the front room for our family. I started in musical theatre when I was 7/8 years old and that’s when I fell in love with being onstage. I’ve never looked back.
Have you always known that you wanted to pursue a career within the music industry?
Louise: Yes, I’ve never wanted, nor considered, anything else. I think I’m one of the lucky ones, knowing what I was born to do.
How would you currently describe your musical style?
Louise: I’m a musical genre mashup. I’ve always been pop, I love cheesy, catchy hooks and songs that make you dance and smile but, more recently, my music has had a little darker edge. I’m enjoying experimenting with bigger sounds and heavier guitar parts.
You are about to release the new single “Table For One”. How did the idea for the song come together?
Louise: I’d gone through a particularly traumatic event in my life that made me take several steps back, leaving me completely bewildered and lost. “Table for One” was written after being in that space for several months and realising that in order to fully heal I needed tough love, and it had to come from me. Doing things alone has always filled me with anxiety, so in 2022 I pushed myself out of my comfort zone; I went abroad, went to shows and ate meals, all completely alone. I sat with my feelings, I worked through them and I’m proud to still continue that journey.
This forthcoming release is a deeply personal song for you. What inspired you to share it with the world?
Louise: After releasing ‘I’ve Forgotten How To Smile’, and the response it received from around the world, I don’t think I’ll ever feel the need to hold back with my music. I’ve come to a realisation that if I’m feeling this way, chances are someone else might be too. I’m lucky enough to have this amazing outlet in songwriting and if anyone else needs this music half as much as me, then it’ll always be there for them.
How would you compare the creative process behind this song to some of your earlier releases?
Louise: I don’t remember writing this song; that sounds mad, I know. The past two years of my life are a little fuzzy, my mind has done this wonderful job of helping me forget the trauma but also blanked out other parts, like writing “Table for One”. Producing this song was difficult. I think being a truly personal song, as you said, made it hard for me to feel like it was ever finished. I’ve spent days concerned that it wasn’t enough, it was boring, people wouldn’t understand and then I told myself ‘enough is enough’. I set myself a release date, worked my butt off and put my foot down to my anxiety.
What does this song personally mean to you?
Louise: It’s closure. It’s accepting the part I played for delaying my healing. I read this amazing quote recently: ‘If you keep picking a scab it will bleed and never heal. If you keep dragging the pain of the past up, it will never heal.’ – Leon Brown
That essentially is what I was doing to myself.
If listeners could take something from this song, what would you like it to be?
Louise: The past is not to be forgotten, but to be learned from.
This will be the fourth single from your journey on “The Imperfect Recovery”. Can you tell us more about the process behind this upcoming project?
Louise: All these songs were written at my lowest, they are the reason I kept going, kept searching, kept my faith. ’The Imperfect Recovery’ is something I read somewhere when I was desperate for answers:
An adventure is a trip without a destination.
A journey is where the trip itself matters most.
A quest is a trip to accomplish a specific task.
The perfect recovery will continue long after all the songs have been released, it’ll be an ongoing project throughout my life. It’s a journey I’m happy to share, this is only chapter one.
Finally, is there a message that you would like to share with the readers of Fierce & Fabulous Revolution?
Louise: It’s okay to not be okay, just don’t let it sit with you too long before taking action to shape it.
You can pre-save “Table For One” ahead of its release tomorrow right here.
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