My team is truly incredible and so support my artistry and writing.
I thank god daily that my little diary carried me to such a deal and that people simply loved my old school music heart. ‘The dream was to make my music and songs that will carry to the world and I’ve finally got that..
Having managed to avoid the temptation of reality TV and magazine deals that have seen her X Factor counterparts leave music behind altogether, the Bolton lass has finally signed her first deal!
Sharing photos of her celebrating with label bosses at Peer Music – which also has Melanie C on its roster – Laura added the message: ‘Today I signed my first deal. I am truly so happy, 14 years of independent work took me to the place I am today.
It’s still one of the biggest things to have ever rocked The X Factor: when talented Laura White was eliminated from series five of the competition in 2008, fans went into meltdown.
After finding herself in the bottom two in week five, Laura faced the sing-off with Spanish beauty Ruth Lorenzo – and, despite being a firm favourite to win the show, was sent home when Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh failed to save her.
"My team is truly incredible and so support my artistry and writing."I thank god daily that my little diary carried me to such a deal and that people simply loved my old school music heart."Thank you to every single supporter, producer, writer, my house mates/friends in london, my Manchester friends who are home, my family who are my everything, my manager who is queen, the team at Luvlive, Rachey, Jakey.. I love you."Laura, who was mentored by Cheryl on the show, continued: "The dream was to make my music and songs that will carry to the world and I've finally got that..
I think the new EP is very northern and old-school.#comeonsongsssssss #musicheart PS I am SO proud to say I made it independently with no push and no big tv deal help.-my daily work and love of melody, lyric, words and believing in my voice created who I am today.X A photo posted by Laura White/Artist/Writer (@laurawhiteoffic) on But Laura is having the last laugh.The Painted Door’s lead single That Girl is the latest demonstration of a song-writing style Laura describes as “Aretha Franklin meets Burt Bacharach” and another track has an accompanying video shot in Brixton.Lyrically the EP sees Laura return to some of her favourite subjects.
She said: “One of the songs is about meeting a guy who I completely connected with and really wanted to help.