Ginny Blackmore Makes Manic Debut

05/31/2013
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(Radio.com) "How can a ballad that I recorded in an apartment that says tramp, a**, damn, steak, beer, screw, all in the first verse ever do anything at all?" Ginny Blackmore asked with a laugh. "It doesn't sound pretty."

Blackmore's first single, "Bones," isn't pretty. The song is a raw look at a girl who just isn't getting the love she deserves and might be verging on a manic episode because of it.

Over a perfectly produced yet minimalist beat, she talks of putting a brush through her hair for this ungrateful guy and making him dinner every night. But she gets nothing back in return, made clear with the heartbreaking line, "It sucks being a woman in love with an unkind man." She's eventually left standing in front of a mirror telling herself she's beautiful, something her male companion never seemed to do.

The New Zealand native told Radio.com that her first instinct when she feels something is to sing it. The night she wrote "Bones," she was alone in her Los Angeles apartment, drinking wine and having, what she calls, an "especially girly moment."

"I'm very dramatic. It's probably embarrassing," she says, right before launching into a story about how the night she wrote "Bones" she was actually giving herself a pep talk in front of the mirror. She was saying things like, "You are attractive, Ginny. Someone will love you. You're wonderful."

"I just sang and the first verse came out freestyle," she explained. "It's just what I felt in the moment, the first thing that popped in my head." More.

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