“I didn’t just recently open up, I just recently got famous! I’ve always been… well, flexible is the word I would use”.
Ever since her 2000 hit single Taken for Granted we’ve adored this Australian singer songwriter.
It’s been a long slog for Furler. Her remarkable 2008 LP Some People Have Real Problems was the first to get real traction and from then on in, anyone who was anyone wanted to work with her.
2008 was also the year she discussed her bisexuality in interviews with Scotland on Sunday and AfterEllen.com. She was included on a list of top gay entertainers in the June–July 2009 issue of The Advocate and in both 2009 and 2010, Furler was nominated by readers of SameSame.com.au as one of the 25 most influential lesbian and gay Australians.
According to Furler, “I’ve always been honest if anyone ever asked me. Before I was actually successful I’d always said I’ve always dated boys and girls and anything in between. I don’t care what gender you are, it’s about people. I didn’t just recently open up, I just recently got famous! I’ve always been… well, flexible is the word I would use”.
Her 2012 collaboration with David Guetta ‘Titanium’ is as fresh as ever on its 1000th play and proves that she’s not only a world class songwriter, but a formidable vocalist too.
2014 looks set to be her year, with new collaborations with Britney, Kylie, Lea Michelle and Rihanna hitting the market. And let’s not lose hope for the unreleased tracks she wrote for Madonna’s MDNA sessions.