Sunny Ozell's Bright Ideas On Burberry, Paul Simon, And Her New Album, 'Take It With Me'
Tue, 12 Apr 2016 09:06:27
Though singer-songwriter Sunny Ozell was raised in Reno, Nevada, the 37-year-old vocalist (and Suzuki-trained violinist) has called New York City home for over a decade, grooming a soulful, urban sensibility (not to mention wardrobe) along the way to prove it.
Ozell's style takes its cues from a range of influences—from the piano-driven, lounge ballads of Leon Russell, Tom Waits, and Randy Newman, to the dust-caked twang of Hank Williams—a sultry sound that culminates on her latest album, Take It With Me, due out April 1st.
In this combination Icebreaker interview and exclusive video premiere of "Number One," we caught up with the artist (who also happens to be married to the actor Patrick Stewart) during a break in a hopefully-not-bedbug-infested hotel in San Francisco. Befitting her name, Sunny shared illuminating ideas about the new album, her childhood inspirations, and a very practical trench coat.
Read the rest of the interview at ARTISTdirect Interviews