Below are extracts from a recent interview Shontelle did with EveryUrbanThing.
EUT: How has life changed since signing to SRC Records/Universal Motown?
Oh my gosh, life has changed a lot because I’ve had to move away from home. I live in New York now so I’m away from friends and family a lot, which can be very lonely. Also, it’s weird to be somewhere where people recognise you and want to take their photo with you, it’s all very different but also very exciting. Also, I have a lot less time to relax, not much down time, very busy, every day.
EUT: How was supporting Beyonce on tour?
Wow, the experience of a life time, I was very nervous going on tour knowing that Beyonce fans do not tolerate any mediocrity when you see her live it’s like the closest thing of perfection so there was a lot of pressure. When they get something less than that they’re like who’s this wannabe Beyonce girl, we don’t want her.
But it was the complete opposite her fans were completely supportive of me, Beyonce’s people said they’d never had someone fill this many seats so early, which meant people were there to see me which was a great feeling.
EUT: Who would you like to work with?
The queen! Call your girl up, you know how to reach me! I really love Alicia keys, thats one of my dreams. I had dreams of working with Michael Jackson but now that’s never going to happen what a tragedy, it saddens me.
Getting to work with Akon again would be really cool, or to have a Rihanna/Shontelle track 2 bastion girls. There are some cool UK acts like Tinchy Stryder and Alexandra Burke, who you might see me collaborate with as we’re all friends.
EUT: What has been your best moment of 2009 so far?
I would have to say, other than the success of T-shirt and Stuck with Each other singles, the highlight definitely was the Beyonce tour, and the best moment on the tour was having Beyonce herself ask to see me.
I thought I was in trouble! But she called me in and she said that I really want to say to you that I think you’re incredible and it’s a pleasure to have you on tour, I keep seeing your videos on TV and I think they’re amazing and you’re so talent, so keep your head on and you’ll get there. You’re doing a great job diva, it’s been pleasure having you on the tour. She’s living legend already.
Source: EveryUrbanThing | Read the full interview here