Lancashire lass's new single

INSPIRED by her musical dad and uncle, as well as the great Dolly Parton, a singer from Leyland has recorded and released her first single.

Friday, 19th June 2020, 7:00 am
Yazzmin

INSPIRED by her musical dad and uncle, as well as the great Dolly Parton, a singer from Leyland has recorded and released her first single.

Yazzmin Devoy's song 'I wish you would' is a catchy modern tune with a country twist. It's available now on Spotify and itunes.

Yazzmin, 22, from Clarence Street, Leyland, said: "Everyone has always said I have a country-sounding voice. I've always admired the music of Dolly Parton.

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"I've been singing since I was little. Before lockdown I was singing at parties and weddings, mainly doing cover versions."

Yazzmin is from a musical family. Her dad Mervyn Goulding was a DJ in Ibiza and her uncle Dave was in a band in the 80s. It was Dave Goulding who planned to help his niece record her song in a London studio, before the coronavirus made that impossible.

Yazzmin said: "When that happened I just decided to buy my own equipment and do it myself. It's always been an ambition of mine. This is not the first song I've written; I've been writing songs since I was 13."

The lyrics of 'I wish you would' sound like a message to an estranged lover, but Yazzmin says it was in fact inspired by James Bond.

"I always loved the James Bond themes so I thought I would do one myself," she explained.

"It's been released on Spotify and had 800 streams so far. For me lockdown has been a blessing in disguise. I don't think I would have done this otherwise.

"The song is available on itunes for 99p. I'm not sure how it's going, but I know my mum's bought a copy."

However the sales go, Yazzmin is determined to carry on singing when lockdown rules are eased.

She said: "Singing is my passion, it always has been. I love singing in pubs and things like that, but the ultimate goal is to get my music out there."

Visit https://open.spotify.com/track/2GFvR3iADOMqukMz9JAwc8?si=WARAkYfXQUKkLgGAoZEx6w to hear Yazzmin's song for yourself.