Singer happy to be home

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Street Watch - Kate Leaver

AF­TER the whirl­wind of The X Fac­tor, songstress Reigan Derry is busy pro­mot­ing her new sin­gle in Perth, but she still has time to stop and smell the wild­flow­ers.

The Perth singer was ex­cited to be home af­ter liv­ing and work­ing in Syd­ney for the past 10 years.

“I was just in Kings Park and it’s so beau­ti­ful. I love the flow­ers, the Ger­ald­ton waxes are amaz­ing,” Derry said.

The singer-song­writer signed a record deal with Sony af­ter her The X Fac­tor stint ended one episode be­fore the grand fi­nal and re­leased a five­track EP, fea­tur­ing her de­but sin­gle All Of The Pieces, last De­cem­ber.

The 27-year-old still keeps in touch with her men­tor, pop icon Red­foo and said life had been non-stop since sign­ing with Sony.

“I was a full-time mu­si­cian be­fore The X Fac­tor and for a long time af­ter it was a full-time sched­ule,” she said.

“I’ve al­ways been do­ing mu­sic and been in­volved in the in­dus­try and even when I wasn’t do­ing my solo pro­ject, I was writ­ing for other artists.”

With an al­bum due for re­lease be­fore March, Derry has fi­nally found her groove.

“The mu­sic that I have been writ­ing my whole life and the sound I have been cre­at­ing have led me to this point and this mo­ment where I’m able to work with the peo­ple that I want to and get some­thing hap­pen­ing.”

Her latest sin­gle Feels like Heaven is out now.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie d443533

Reigan Derry is en­joy­ing be­ing back in Perth af­ter a decade liv­ing and work­ing in Syd­ney.

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