Lacey Schwimmer, one of the outrageously talented pros on “Dancing with the Stars” proves her pipes are as smooth as her paso doble. The “Dancing” star recently debuted her first single titled “Love Soundz” with Ryan Seacrest on his nationally syndicated morning show “On Air with Ryan Seacrest.” The song was produced and penned by The Monsters and The Strangers.
US Weekly compared her new single, Love Soundz, to notarious pop star Britney Spears. Good Morning America featured Lacey in their Pop News Heat Index where Schwimmer describes the song as having a “unique beat” and said she wants to get everyone out on the dance floor this summer.
To go along with her new single, Schwimmer and her fan club, “The Schwimmies,” have put together a contest with some incredible prizes. They include a $250 gift card to Discount Dance Supply, tickets to see “Dancing with the Stars,” and an autograph package from Lacey. To enter the contest you can visit her official fan club website http://www.TheSchwimmies.com.
I had the chance to speak with Lacey earlier today about her interest in music, ‘Dancing With The Stars,’ and her upcoming mini tour. You can read about that below.
When did you first realize you had an interest in music and what sparked that interest?
When I was little my mom directed a lot of plays, and I was always involved in musicals at a young age and took part in singing lessons. I gave it up because my dancing took forefront over that. But then the opportunity presented itself not too long ago and I jumped on it. It’s the path I want to take now after my dancing career. You’re only so young on dance floor for so long, so after that’s said and done I want to follow down the path of a musical career.
How did you get started in the music industry?
That’s actually an interesting story! A friend of mine didn’t know that I could sing and she called me one day and said Randy Jackson wanted to meet with me and I said okay. So I met with him and he asked me to sing for him, and we literally hopped into recording studio right then and there and I sang a song that I didn’t even know. That was about two years ago, and I kinda let go and didn’t think anything of it. Then about a year ago another opportunity presented itself to me and I jumped on it.
How do you balance a musical career while also being heavily involved with ‘Dancing With The Stars’?
What most people don’t know is that ‘Dancing With The Stars’ is literally a 24/7 show. In between seasons they keep us super busy. And I’m already busy to begin with just with all other dancing things prior to ‘Dancing With The Stars’ that I still do. Like, this weekend I’ll be doing ‘National Dance Day’ in Dallas, Texas. Dancing is something I love to do so I don’t consider it a job. Music is something that if I can make the time, it can happen. It’s pretty crazy. What keep grounded is actually my three awesome dogs.
Do you find it easy to sing and perform? Does it come naturally for you?
Yeah, it is pretty easy for me. As a dancer you’re so involved with music as it is, and it inspires you so much. For me it’s just a matter of working on proper breathing because when you’re dancing you’re breathing along with the steps. It’s different than what I’m used to but easy to pick up.
Besides music, what are some of your favorite things to do?
I have a costume design label that will be coming out early next year called ‘Discount Dance Supply’ and it’s for all ages. I’m so excited because I love to design and I am always design costumes for the show. Hair and make-up has also always been an interest of mine. I’m a girl, so I like to shop. I love to volunteer my time at shelter, playing with the animals and walking the dogs.
If you had the chance to work or record with anyone, who would you choose?
I think female wise, I would love to work with Gwen Stefani. It would be amazing thing to do with her. Male wise, Justin Timberlake is hot so I would defintely go for that. Or anyone like Will.i.am, or even Dead Mouse. That would be super fun.
How would you describe the sound of your music?
I’m a dancer and I have been one my entire life. I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. I wanted to make music to back that up, so I wanted to make dance music. It’s a little bit of pop, but it’s mostly dance.
How do you feel that you’re different from other artists in your genre?
I think that a lot of the top female pop stars are very character oriented. I mean, if you look at Lady Gaga, she’s a character. Ke$ha, Katy Perry, they’re also characters. But if you look at Beyonce, she is more of a performance act, and that’s awesome to watch. I am the only classically trained dancer out there, so that’s important to me to dance as much as I can when I’m performing.
What are some of your short-term and long-term goals you have lined out for yourself?
Music always has been a long term one. I want to make sure that regardless of what ever happens, music is involved somehow in my life because it’s such an inspiration to me. I’d like to get involved with more animal charities as much as I could. That’s a short term goal of mine. I’d like to buy a house too. I get really bored of apartments because I travel so much and live out of suitcases, that I want to come home and have it be my home. I’m a little scared about that though because I am only 23, but I feel as though that is a step that I should be taking.
What are your upcoming plans for promoting your music?
I’m going to be doing a mini US tour, going to clubs and locations for signings right before this season of ‘Dancing With The Stars’ so August is going to be really busy! I’ll be going to Miami, Texas, and doing more stuff in California. Then hopefully after the show I’ll be going overseas to the UK.
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