It’s been a big weekend for Lacey in Las Vegas! Last night, she light up the Vanity Nightclub at the Hard Rock Cafe with a “high energy” live version of her new single “Love Soundz”. Vegas News is calling it a “hit” and describing Lacey as “not only a world class dancer but a great singer, too”. If interested, check out the link for more cool photos or her and her dancers. You can also link to a picture of her yesterday at the REVEL Pool Party. So, am I the only one here liking this new single? You guys don’t know what’s good. lol Just kidding. ;)
Robin Leech of The Las Vegas Weekly recently interviewed Lacey Schwimmer in promotion with her new single “Love Soundz” and performing at the Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas this weekend. He asks her on her youth and how she was inspired to dance and sing. She explains and while doing so mentions how torn she is between dancing and singing currently. She also mentions how she needs to make up her mind about what she wants to do. More in a take below.
“When we released it last month, I wanted to keep it very low-key, but everybody discovered it and loves it. People are supporting me nicely and loving what’s really a cool dance song. I didn’t expect such a great reaction. The first time I performed it, the crowd was jumping and cheering. … That was such a cool feeling — unbelievable because although I hoped, I hadn’t ever expected that reaction from my vocals.
“My future now is torn in two — the new season of Dancing With the Stars starts in a month’s time with pre-production, and I’ve got to make up my mind about continuing with it. If I’m going to do that, I’ll juggle a crazy schedule doing both; otherwise, I’ll go out on the road touring. It’s going to be a wild ride. I’m so excited about it!
“Julianne Hough first, then Mark Ballas, and now me. Most of us dancers have performance in our DNA. In the old days, stars did it all — sang, danced and acted — look at Frank Sinatra, Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire. That went away for a while. Dancing was classified as cheesy. But it kept its old Hollywood vibe, and it became time again for people to show they could be a star and a dancer.
“It’s cool to see dancers being respected as stars. Dance is here to stay — there’s so much great young talent out there. Dancing With the Stars has been a wonderful way for all of us to showcase our talents. It’s been amazing. It became a TV ratings blockbuster. Its success has really surprised us all. Nobody ever expected that kind of success and that dance would become the No. 1 show on television — and, better still, it’s still growing.”
I haven’t always been a big fan to Lacey even though I’ve come to respect her choreography in the last few years. Like Mark, I wish they’d both take a Season off to pursue their music careers. As most of you know, I’m loving Lacey’s new single and I think she needs to go for it if she’s serious about having a music career. Then she can do BOTH…DANCE and SING!
Heidi’s Note: Is it just me, or does it seem like the height of foolishness to take a season off of the Number 2 show on TV for a singing career that is based on one single that hasn’t even hit yet?? Even Mark is sensible enough to see what DWTS does for his music career – and he’s a much better singer AND guitar player who writes his own stuff. Not fan, but I give him props for his handling of his career. And I won’t even go into how bad a lip syncer Lacey is to a song completely lacking in originality, with icky lyrics. Lord, girl – wise up!! Don’t quit your day job. I give her a pass for it being a first attempt, but she has a lot of work to do before a career in music is to be had. Is it just me?? What about Derek? Starring in a movie, but smart enough to go back to DWTS for at least one season – particularly since the end result of said movie is rather out of his hands. All the pros have other, side careers – I think Lacey would be foolish to think she has to choose right now…or is this a way to save face in the event she doesn’t get a celebrity this time around?
I get that some pros might be tired and desire some time off…or they decide they want to do something else. But the music business is HARD and from what I can see, Lacey doesn’t have the same fall backs that some of the other pros have. Don’t CHOOSE.
Lacey Schwimmer’s New Mini Music Tour And She Dishes On The New Things For Dancing With The Stars Season 13
Hollywood Scoop caught up with Lacey Schwimmer at the Lia Sophia Jewerly Industrielle II Launch in Hollywood this week to talk about Dancing With The Stars. Lacey says there are a “few new things” happening for this upcoming Season. She doesn’t reveal much except that she’s excited and we’ll still see some of the same dancers on the show. They also ask her on her dream partner. She wants someone funny, like John Heder from Napoleon Dynamite, but, she would also take Brad Pitt. They also discuss the recent death of Amy Winehouse, addictions, beauty tips, and more.
In other news on Lacey, she’s planning to do a new Mini Music Tour before the new season of Dancing With The Stars. Her “August” is going to be packed to say the least. She talks about it below in a new interview from Hollywood Dame. Much more at the link if interested.
How would you describe the sound of your music?
I’m a dancer and I have been one my entire life. I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. I wanted to make music to back that up, so I wanted to make dance music. It’s a little bit of pop, but it’s mostly dance.
How do you feel that you’re different from other artists in your genre?
I think that a lot of the top female pop stars are very character oriented. I mean, if you look at Lady Gaga, she’s a character. Ke$ha, Katy Perry, they’re also characters. But if you look at Beyonce, she is more of a performance act, and that’s awesome to watch. I am the only classically trained dancer out there, so that’s important to me to dance as much as I can when I’m performing.
What are some of your short-term and long-term goals you have lined out for yourself?
Music always has been a long term one. I want to make sure that regardless of what ever happens, music is involved somehow in my life because it’s such an inspiration to me. I’d like to get involved with more animal charities as much as I could. That’s a short term goal of mine. I’d like to buy a house too. I get really bored of apartments because I travel so much and live out of suitcases, that I want to come home and have it be my home. I’m a little scared about that though because I am only 23, but I feel as though that is a step that I should be taking.
What are your upcoming plans for promoting your music?
I’m going to be doing a mini US tour, going to clubs and locations for signings right before this season of ‘Dancing With The Stars’ so August is going to be really busy! I’ll be going to Miami, Texas, and doing more stuff in California. Then hopefully after the show I’ll be going overseas to the UK.
Milkwaukee’s “Cooper in the Morning” of Big Cheese 92.9 FM interviewed Lacey Schwimmer today on her birthday. She talked of her new music and how she always wanted to be a singer. So, that’s why she is really excited on the release of her new single “Love Soundz”. Cooper also asks Lacey what’s next. She mentions more recordings and wanting to tour for a new album in the Fall. Lacey also mentions Dancing With The Stars and how she’s filming something new for it for Season 13 (Hmmm, I wonder what that’s all about?). She’s also hoping to be back for Season 13. Here’s a take from the interview thanks to Wet Paint.;
“It’s my birthday week so I’m spending it here in Arizona, then I go straight home and I film a little something for Dancing With the Stars,” Lacey says. “It’s a new thing that they’re doing this season, so that’s going to be exciting. And then I go straight into more recording and hopefully going across to Europe and doing a tour over there and then hopefully coming back for Dancing With the Stars.”
The interview stops and goes a lot. But, you can listen to the entire interview with Cooper >>>>>>HERE.
Above is a picture of Lacey Schwimmer attending the Critics Choice Awards this past week. So much is going in the world of Lacey currently. As Lori reported to you earlier, Lacey has a new single out called “Love Soundz” which I think is amazing. Good Morning America has put the song on it’s Pop News Heat Index for this week. This past Tuesday, “Love Soundz” was officially released to itunes. It’s going to be so interesting to see how well this single does on the Billboard charts during these next few weeks. I really wish Lacey the best with this song because it’s very much “out there” with the best of them with artists like Lady Gaga and Britney Spears. If you’d like to download “Love Soundz”, you can do so by clicking this button . Now all Lacey needs is a killer dance video to go with it. Stay tuned because she says a video is in the making for it soon.