Dedicated is Renée Geyer's twenty-second album. And she's convinced with this record she's reached a turning point.
“I do rhythm and blues,“ Renée explains. “This genre of music picked me. I didn't pick it. From a very early age I was listening to it on my transistor radio under my pillow. At fourteen or fifteen years of age I knew that this was the music I connected with. With this record I've turned some kind of corner where the suit that was bought for me as a young girl, that I knew was a beautiful suit, only just now fits. It just feels right.
“I always try to co-write with different people for every record. My ego as a singer is bigger than my ego as a writer, so it's always the best songs that make it. When I was offered this new recording deal with EMI I thought what would be great this time would be to do a mixture of existing classics and new songs as well.
There's no way that anyone is ever going to recreate an existing gem, but great songs are meant to be re-interpreted time and time again, and to me only a great song can be re-interpreted.
“Even though I've become the name that draws the people I've always been the singer in a band. Since I was very young I've always wanted to play with the best musicians. I've always been in that band because they're a great band. Nothing's changed on that level.