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Billie Myers was goofing around on the dance floor at a
club, when she was approached by a record producer.
He told her if she sang as good as she danced, he
wanted to work with her. A short time later Billie had
an international hit on her hands with ‘Kiss the Rain’.
Fast forward to 2007 and the UK musician who has
enjoyed stints at Lilith Fair, and supported Bob Dylan
and Savage Garden, is back with a sassy and sexy
Your 3-year break has been described as life
changing. What happened and how did you spend
The good stuff was travelling all over the place…The
bad stuff: I hit an emotional rock bottom personally and
professionally after parting with my record company.
I lost the desire to write and I didn’t want to have
anything to do with the music business…and as for
relationships – I just didn’t see a point. Luckily I have
some truly amazing friends who stepped in and pulled
me together. They would not let me give up. They gave
me the faith they had in me until I found my own again!
In doing so I re-evaluated where I was going, who I
was becoming, and what changes I needed to make.
It sounds so easy but it wasn’t. For the first couple of
years it was simply depressing, and at times felt like a
futile attempt at self- improvement.
You have a new single ‘Just Sex’. What is it all
On one level the song represents the person I’d like
to be in real life: sexually honest and daring. We’ve
all looked across a room and gone “#@! #”. However,
most of the time we only “window shop” and do nothing
about it. That thought process lead to: Why don’t I act?
Was it “the good girls don’t do that” societal imprinting?
Was it fear of rejection? I got into a discussion with a
friend and there I was going on and on about how we
live in a sex-craved ‘media milieu’ of temptation where
sex is promoted but sexual truthfulness is not, or
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MOST OUT LESBIAN
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“We live in a
‘media milieu’ of
sex is promoted but
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