AFTER the whirlwind of The X Factor, singer Reigan Derry is busy promoting her new single in Perth, but she still has time to stop and smell the wildflowers.
The Perth singer-songwriter was excited to be home after living and working in Sydney for the past 10 years.
“I was just in Kings Park and it’s so beautiful. I love the flowers; the Geraldton waxes are amazing,” she said.
“There’s just so much space here … I live in inner-city Sydney. I’m used to hanging out in my tiny room in my tiny apartment.”
Before auditioning for The X Factor 2014, Derry made up half of pop duo Scarlett Belle.
Now embarking on a solo career, she is glad to be back in control of her work.
“It’s great because now I can drive the project,” she said. “I know what’s going on and know how much say I have.
“My solo stuff is much more organically driven.”
Derry’s five-track EP featuring her debut single All Of The Pieces was released in December last year and inspired many trips to the UK for writing and developing her craft.
She signed a record deal with Sony after her The X Factor stint ended one episode before the grand final.
The 27-year-old still keeps in touch with her X Factor mentor, pop icon Redfoo.
“Redfoo is a legend,” she said. “He just turned 40 and asked me to come to LA for his party, but it was the week I was releasing my single.”
Things have been non-stop for the Derry since she signed with Sony last year.
But with an album due for release, she has finally found her groove.
“The music I have been writing my whole life and the sound I have been creating have led me to this point,” she said.
Her latest single Feels like Heaven is out now.