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KIZZY CRAWFORD

Brown Euraidd (Golden brown)

In the past two years, the 17 year old singer-songwriter from Merthyr Tydfil has received acclaim from the music industry, in both Welsh and English.

What inspired your song?

I wrote the song as I looked back at the time when I would sometimes feel lonely at school, and that I was different to everyone else. I wrote the song as if I was speaking to my six year old self. I experienced some bullying and prejudice at school, and one of the things which helped me was my love of music.

The most important thing is to always remember that you are beautiful on the inside and out. I believe in myself now and wish for every child to believe in themselves too.

Why did you decide to compete in Cân i Gymru?

I remember the year the song 'Harbwr Diogel' won Cân i Gymru. It was being played everywhere; at school, at parties and even at our carnival, and my friends and I loved singing along to it on the radio.

It shows that the music in this competition can reach out to audiences of all ages and since my song has a powerful message I want people all over Wales to hear it.

In which studio and with whom did you prepare the song for the competition?

I recorded the song at Associated Minds studio with Ed Al-Shakarchi. It was an amazing experience to work with such a talented producer. I will also be recording my next EP with him.

If you were able to perform with any artist/artists, who would they be and why?

I would love to sing with Donald Fagen (Steely Dan) or Kate Bush; two artists who have influenced and inspired me to create my own music.

What is your favourite song and why?

At the moment, my favourite song is 'The Bad in Each Other' by FEIST, but that is sure to change soon. My favourite song changes more or less every day. But one that has been a favourite since I was very young is 'Fallin' by Omar. I love it.

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