Vanessa Amorosi first came to our attention as the teenage pop sensation who blew us away in the year 2000 with her huge vocal performance on the hit single ‘Absolutely Everybody’, off her platinum selling debut album The Power. That album notched up six nominations at the ARIA awards and led to her singing “Heroes Live Forever” at the opening of the 2000 Sydney Olympics to great acclaim before a global TV viewing audience of billions.
Two decades and several acclaimed albums down the track, Vanessa remains one of Australia’s most exciting singers. Known for her dynamic vocal range, Vanessa has gone on to sell over two million records worldwide. After an extended recording hiatus, Vanessa returned in 2019 with the critically acclaimed album ‘Back to Love’, which was recorded in various studios around LA. Now in 2020, amid the global pandemic Vanessa is back again with a new album, The Blacklisted Collection, an assortment of songs from her archives which for one reason or another, didn’t previously fit any of the projects she had been working on. The lockdown finally gave her the opportunity to revisit these songs and give them the attention they deserved.
From her home studio in LA, Vanessa kindly agreed to answer some questions for us about the album, her creative process and her gear.
The Blacklisted Collection is out now https://www.vanessaamorosi.com/