Getting To Know... Courtney Hadwin

After recently returning to deliver her stunning comeback single 'Breakable' earlier this year, her first piece of new material in three years, UK singer-songwriter Courtney Hadwin returns to the fold once again to deliver her rampant new offering 'That Girl Don't Live Here'.

Capturing a wonderfully fresh and jovial approach to her sound this time around, 'That Girl Don't Live Here' makes for an incredibly fun and enjoyable listen. With her bold and powerful vocals riding across an energetic blues-rock-inspired production throughout, she is returning with one of her most exciting efforts to date here.

So with the new single available to stream now, we sat down with her to find out more about her origins and what has been inspiring her most lately.


What was the first instrument you fell in love with?

I really love piano but could never keep the concentration to learn it. I do play a little guitar though!

What kind of music did you love when you were younger?

I loved all kinds of music. I went through a stage of loving musicals like Matilda but then found artists like James Brown and Janis Joplin.

What was the first album you remember owning?

Probably the I’m Real James Brown vinyl!

What is the one song you wished you could have written yourself?

Piece of My Heart by Janis Joplin definitely.

Do you have any habits or rituals you go through when trying to write new music?

I seem to always get ideas or just come up with lyrics at nighttime to the point I need to get my guitar out and write a full song.

Who are your favourite artists you have found yourself listening to at the moment?

At the moment, I’m listening to quite a lot of The Pretty Reckless music.

If you could open a show for anyone in the world, who would it be?

I would love to open for Pink or The Rolling Stones.

What do you find is the most rewarding part about being a musician?

Getting to release the stuff I have worked on the moment it goes live so people can stream it’s like all the hard work has been paid off.

And what is the best piece of advice you have received as a musician?

Just be yourself and don’t try to fit into just one genre or music.


Courtney Hadwin's new single 'That Girl Don't Live Here' is available to stream now. Check it out in the player below.