“I like warming up to Queen” admitted Darrelle London in a recent phone interview. “I drive alone to a lot of my gigs,” she explained. “And it’s one of those that you can sing along in a car to.” Especially, we imagine, when you’re by yourself.
After graduating from college with a degree in media — which she’s “super glad” about completing because she “needed that time to grow up” she decided to give herself a couple of years to pursue her dream. “I’ve had a billion part-time jobs,” which supported her while she “did the collecting one fan at a time thing” all over eastern Canada. She started playing the piano at five, and writing her own songs at 12, so all the driving and singing was a long time coming.
The driving also helps when it’s time to write songs, which tend to be quirky and irrestistable. “I have a lot of time to think about things” she said. “I’m inspired by love and romance — but not so much the serious things — the funny, awkward parts of relationships.” After spending a year or so writing and performing every place she could, she had recorded a few things, which is when she contacted Perez Hilton.
“I emailed him some mp3s” and since “he listens to everything people send him” the next thing she knew, he had “released four singles through his label.” That really “opened a ton of doors.” Now she’s recording a full-length album, set to release this summer and then, “starting a tour in the fall.” So the highway will be calling again. This time, she won’t be alone though. We’re sure her new bandmates are going to love Queen.