Jazz-pop songstress Purdy is back with a new single, Loving You, out now. The track is available to download and stream with all digital partners. Listen here.
As the track was inspired by and written about Purdy’s first and last true love, the release coincided with National First Love Day. The heartfelt lyrics “I didn’t know anything about love, ‘til I met you and now I know everything about love for loving you” showcase Purdy’s sultry vocals while being complimented by a stunning instrument arrangement. The release is accompanied by a beautiful video, shot at one of London’s most iconic jazz venues, 606 Club. Watch the video here.
Speaking of the track, Purdy says “I’ve written a lot of songs about heartache and the pursuit of true love, so it feels really good to sing a song that simply expresses the joy in discovering (for the first time) the meaning of IN love.”
Loving You follows from previous release, For All Time, which was Purdy’s first release since her beautiful cover of Frankie Valli’s classic, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You. Purdy performed Can’t Take My Eyes Off You on the fourth season of Netflix hit, The Crown. In the sixth episode, Purdy sings during the portrayal of Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ first publicly filmed dance in 1983. Purdy’s version of the track can also be heard at the end of the episode during the credits. The performance and dance can be viewed here.
Allowing her to be braver and more open with her lyrics, Rebecca Poole took on the pseudonym of Purdy. The name change was inspired by a conversation with her friend, the legendary Alan McGee who thought it would be good to have a bit of a re-brand. She chose Purdy because it was the name of her brother’s first band and they were big Avengers fans.
Purdy’s distinctive vocal stylings and song-writing skills have led to critical acclaim and praise from some of the world’s biggest stars and musicians. She supported Jools Holland on tour, guested with Jamie Cullum on the BBC Cheltenham Festival stage and sang with Simply Red on The Royal Variety Show. Purdy has also sung for both Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and Sir Mick Jagger and was asked to perform on Richard Branson’s Necker Island opening for Lana Del Ray. A personal highlight, she has also performed her self-penned Remembrance song to 90,000 people at Wembley Stadium.
Influenced by greats including Nina Simone, Julie London, Lauren Bacall, Nancy Sinatra and Amy Winehouse, Purdy is excitedly putting the finishing touches to her third album due for release next year. Outside of music, she loves to write, paint, walk, swim and explore nature. She has a passion for raising awareness on environmental issues and has started a refill campaign in her hometown to lessen plastic waste.