One of the most hotly-tipped songwriters in the UK, Yorkshire’s Louise Distras finally makes her long-awaited return in 2023 with her first single Girl In The Mirror from her second album Beauty After Bruises which will be out on April 28 via Ministry Of Love Records.
Girl in the Mirror was recorded at 25th Street Studios in Oakland, California with producer Ross Peterson (Bruce Springsteen, Elle King) and mixed by Stephen Street (The Cranberries, Blur, The Smiths) at Damon Albarn’s Studio 13 in West London. Guest musicians include Mick Talbot (The Style Council/ Dexy’s Midnight Runners) on keys, and Puscifer drummer Gunnar Olsen on drums.
Though often referred to as a punk artist, or a protest singer, Louise says she’s much more than that.
“I’ve just always tried to write good songs that come straight from the heart, and songs that I want to hear,” she explains. “I was brought up on groups like the Bee Gees, Queen, ABBA and ELO. The thing I love the most about pop music is that there’s no stage big enough for it. So it doesn’t matter where I sing these songs, or even who hears me, as long as the people are welcome. From the start that’s always been my philosophy”.