Wednesday 26 April 2017

Sandi Thom doesn't regret a thing

Sandi Thom has set up her own record label
Sandi Thom has set up her own record label

Sandi Thom says she felt as though she had been fired when she was dropped from her record label.

The Scottish singer-songwriter, who had a deal with Sony after being propelled to fame with 2005's webcast hit I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker (With Flowers In My Hair), has since set up her own label.

Sandi, who split with Sony in 2009, said: "When you get dropped by a label, it's like losing your job - it's going to hurt your pride a little bit, and it knocks your confidence and the wind out of you for a while."

Now the 28-year-old, whose new album Merchants And Thieves will be released on June 7, insisted she wouldn't change anything about the past.

"I wouldn't change anything if I could go back. I'm a firm believer in that everything happens for a reason," she said.

"This is such an unpredictable business, so things can happen out of the blue. I think that's part of the attraction, the fact that it's so unexpected and so chaotic at times, that's when good things happen, it takes you by surprise."

She added: "I'm very happy through all the different experiences that I did, from making the first album five years ago to doing the webcasts and then being a part of the media frenzy that it brought, and then feeling the double-edged sword of it, being on a major label for two years."

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