Glaswegian-born singing star Lisa McHugh will be singing it as it is when she takes to the stage at the Rec Club in Derry.
With rave reviews sweeping the country, Lisa McHugh has certainly aspired to thrash targets in all fields since she made Ireland her home just over two years ago.
“Hey I’m A Woman” is the title of her new track and asked about the inspiration, Lisa said: “It says it all in the title, (she laughs). I’m forever surrounded by men in this business that don’t necessarily take me or my true feelings seriously which I guess happens to a lot of women in life and in general, so this one is for the girls! We’ve got to stick together!”
The 25 year-old performer has proven that huge success can be achieved with determination, hard work and of course talent. Being the only female on the road full time with a crew of 10, would daunt many. However, Lisa seems to thrive on this daily challenge that has brought out the best in her.
Having received more than ten awards to date is something everyone should be proud of and Lisa is no different. “It’s always so humbling to be recognized for all of the hard work and endless time I’ve spent perfecting my craft, my career and my life and let me tell you, it’s not easy, but I love it!”
Described as an “idol” and “inspiration” by many of her adoring fans, Lisa doesn’t necessarily see herself any different to any other girl “Yes I work incredibly hard, yes I do be recognized in the street and yes there are hundreds and thousands of people that come to see me perform and I’m so grateful for every single bit of it. But at the end of the day I’m just a normal girl too that’s so lucky to have the opportunity to share my music with so many people and if I make one person smile or even a little happier every day it makes everything so worth while.”
As one of the youngest artists making headway, Lisa McHugh is a very important factor in why country music has catapulted in the charts and across the world.
“It’s so exciting to see country music becoming so popular and cool again as it wasn’t when I was growing up! I’ve always had a deep passion for it and it’s my all-time goal to keep it on the rise for as long as I possibly can.”
Lisa McHugh has released two albums to date, both of which included cover songs and none of her original material. Now Lisa has opened her life up to the world by sharing some of her deepest emotions and experiences in her catalogue of what has been described as “hit” songs.
“Now is the time. I feel more than ready to let everyone into my world and hear it from my perspective in this next record. I’ve never released any of my own songs until now and I’m literally shaking with excitement.”
Her brand new single is one of her latest compositions alongside her great friend and songwriter, Don Mescall.
“Don and I met last year at a function in Ireland and his songs are incredible. He has such a gift and I am deeply honored to be working and writing with him throughout this record.”