In the last year Eliza Doolittle has gone from touring humble venues in the UK with her band to becoming an international success as a solo artist with her hit song “Pack Up” that debuted at number three on the European charts. Now ready to take her act to North America, Doolittle is excited to reach a bigger and broader market.
“I am excited to have more and more people hearing my music. I know that the US is an especially difficult market to crack but I’ll ‘Doo’ my best,” jokes Doolitte in an interview with me last week.
While writing her self-titled album, she wanted her songs to be relatable, providing inspiration for young girls, and as she says in “Pack Up”, “I don’t care what the people may say, what the people may say about me”.
“When writing, I find inspiration from something I am personally feeling or something I’ve seen on the news and feel the need to write about,” Doolittle shares.
There is more to Doolittle than her recognizable tone and awfully catchy songs, she recently added model to her resume, signing with Select agency.
“I would love to model for Vivienne Westwood, Mark Fast, Moschino, I could name more,” Eliza says, clearly excited to talk fashion. “My favorite model is Natalia Vodianova. There are some beautiful ladies out there that I admire.”
As for her personal style, you can usually find Doolittle hanging out in cut off jeans shorts and crop tops. “I just wear what I like and try to make it my own. I like to feel comfortable. I like color and something I haven’t seen before,” Doolittle says.
Touring all year, she recently finished the SXSW festival and will be headed to the V Festival this summer. “Festivals will always be the best places to play live music. The atmosphere is always so friendly and there’s no judgment.”
Watch the latest video from Eliza Doolittle, “Mr. Medicine”