CeeLo Green “turned around” for contestant Juliet Simms on the second season of The Voice, and now he’s turning out to support her off the show as well – the singer/producer just announced that he and his management team at Primary Wave Music will be co-managing Juliet as she gears up for the release of her new single and solo album.
Celebrity Teen Scoop got the chance to talk exclusively with Juliet to get more details on her exciting new management deal with CeeLo, and to find out what else this talented young musician – she also fronts a band called Automatic Loveletter – has in store for her fans.
Celebrity Teen Scoop: Congratulations on your success on The Voice. What was it like being on the show?
Juliet: It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It really made you recognize who you wanted to be as an artist and gave you the platform to show the world who you are.
CTS: What was it like working with CeeLo Green?
Juliet: Stimulating, inspiring, having such a mentor like CeeLo because he pushes you to the limit. At all times I wanted to make him proud and make him feel like he chose me for a reason.
CTS: And his belief in your talent has led to a management deal. Give us the details on this new development.
Juliet: First of all it just goes to show how legit The Voice really is and the real working relationships you can develop. CeeLo believed in me on the show, and believes in me after the fact. He came to me, along with the team at Primary Wave Music, who manages CeeLo too, and said they wanted to do a split co-managing deal with me. I couldn’t think of anything that made any more sense. So we sealed the deal with a toast and some very bizarre food haha.
CTS: Do you keep in touch with any of your fellow contestants from The Voice?
Juliet: Of course!! There’s always little Rae Lynn. She’s like a little sister to me. I’ve hung with Erin Willet on occasion. And keep in touch through email, twitter, etc. with a few others. Then of course Cassadee Pope and I have been friends since our Warped Tour Days.
CTS: What can we expect to hear on your upcoming solo album?
Juliet: You can plan on hearing what this world has been missing for over a decade. Real female rock stardom. The kids of this generation are missing out on the Joan Jetts, Cyndi Laupers, Pat Benatars, Alanis Morsettes, Fiona Apples, Hearts, Joan Osbornes, Debbie Harrys, Sheryl Crowes etc etc. I could keep going. I plan on making a record surrounding this mentality and with attention of bringing that sound back.
CTS: How did you get your start in music?
Juliet: I don’t remember this not being my dream. I started singing before I could speak haha. At a very young age I started writing and recording demos, playing shows, and then moved to L.A. at 16 and never looked back.
CTS: Who are your biggest musical influences?
Juliet: Obviously the above women, but to name some bands; The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Zeppelin, Billy Joel, Janis Joplin, The Foo Fighters, Jimmy Eat World, Ben Folds, Copeland, Dashboard Confessionals and again I could do this all day.
CTS: Tell us a little bit about your songwriting process.
Juliet: It’s really different in each case. When I write alone, it’s just me, my guitar and a note pad. I only ever write about real situations in my life because that’s where my true emotions compel the lyrics I write. If I’m doing a co-write, I like to come in with an idea for the concept of the song, or a melody etc. I like to take the upper hand when I’m working with writers, which could be a good thing or me just being stubborn.
CTS: Any plans to record or perform again with Automatic Loveletter?
Juliet: Yes. That band is my baby. I’ll never abandon it or the fans that were with me throughout all these years <3
CTS: What exciting plans do you have for 2013?
Juliet: Writing, recording, touring, making a video and hopefully getting this debut solo Album released and out for the masses