Neon Hitch is one of the most exciting new pop artists to hit the scene this year. I first alerted you about the singer back in 2008 when I posted a free download of "My Book." After giving us a taste of her catchy pop with "Get Over U" (that she co-wrote with Sia), Neon is now getting ready to release her new single "Bad Dog" that is taken from her upcoming debut LP "Beg, Borrow And Steal."
Born to a family of gypsies in the U.K., Neon Hitch lived the life of a true free spirit. The young globetrotter spent her early years in a traveling circus with her family. This little dare devil nurtured her inner performer early on as trapeze artist and fire swinger all across Europe.
After being Amy Winehouse's flatmate in London for a little while, she moved to the U.S. and ended up meeting producer Benny Blanco. The two forged a powerful songwriting partnership and not only collaborated on Neon's tracks, but also wrote for Ke$ha together. Hitmaker Kara DioGuardi acknowledged Neon's talent and signed her to Warner Brothers Records to start performing her own music.
I caught up with Neon in Austin, TX at South by Southwest to talk a little bit more her forthcoming new single, working with Sia and her unique upbringing. Totally fun and loving the hat! Expect big things from Neon Hitch.