Purdy is back with a brand new single, Sink Or Swim, out now. Sink Or Swim is available to listen to HERE.
The jazz-pop singer-songwriter wrote the track about the current global climate crisis and the song is released in conjunction with COP26, the United Nations climate crisis summit. As something very close to her heart, Purdy has teamed up with David Jones, the founder, scientist and speaker for Just One Ocean, a conservation charity that by working alongside organisations, governments and business is dedicated to “protecting the ocean for future generations through science, education and communication.” Straight from his talk at COP26, David will also be doing a free presentation and Q&A session at an event hosted by Purdy, about the marine plastic pollution crisis at The Kenton Theatre in Purdy’s hometown of Henley-On-Thames.
Speaking of Sink Or Swim, Purdy says, “I remember as a child walking into the supermarket with my Mum and wondering where all the rubbish went. I wish I’d questioned harder and been as brave as Greta Thunberg. There comes a time when you can’t ignore the facts or the fears that are reverberating around our collective consciousness on a day to day basis. Sink or Swim was written in response to my fear for our oceans, our planet, our future and our children’s future. I’m desperate for our world leaders to make the necessary changes at the COP26 while there’s still hope. This felt like the right time to share this song.”
Speaking of the striking artwork, she continues, “The original artwork was a painting I did of a girl swimming which when flipped around looked like the girl sinking. Then I teamed up with graphic designer Stuart Crouch who came up with this strong visual which we agreed felt powerless and powerful all at once. It looks like it feels. Like we are hanging in the balance!”
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 Rey. 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, 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.