New mum Rebecca Ferguson is back with her third album. This time, with a cover of iconic singer Billy Holiday’s greatest hits. The 28-year-old former X Factor runner-up brings her signature soulful, unique vocals to the timeless classics.
After establishing herself for the last few years as a solo artist in her own right, one has to be imagine why she’s chosen so early on in her career to do a cover album. Ferguson says she was inspired to make the album because she could relate to the late singer’s lyrics.
“When I was listening to some of the lyrics, they reminded me of how I used to be… She had turbulent relationships and I could really relate to that,” said Ferguson, who recently became a mother for the third time five months ago.
For a mum of three, she certainly makes being a working mum look easy. How does she do it? “I’ve got such a good team, I’ve got me mum, I’ve got the kid’s family, I’ve got me brother,” said the proud mum.
Lady Sings The Blues is out now.