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Return Of The New Look Paulini

Return Of The New Look Paulini
Paulini Curuenavuli
October 26
00:00 2014

Admitting she may have taken her success for granted in the past, Paulini Curuenavuli is grateful to have another chance.

The 32-year-old singer is making a comeback to music, releasing new single, Air It All Out.

“It is rare to get a second chance so this time, I’m keeping it close to my heart,” Curuenavuli told Confidential.

“With my first record, I guess I didn’t really cherish it the way I should have. You know, I was kind of like, ‘oh yeah, it’s all happening, yeah I can just sit around and wait for it to all happen and all that’. But it is not, it’s a hard industry to be in and you have got to work for it.” After self funding much of her album, she is now signed to Decca Records internationally. Curuenavuli is a survivor, having first burst onto the music scene on series one of Australian Idol in 2003. Guy Sebastian won that year and is still one of our biggest artists here and overseas.

She was also signed to Sony Music, releasing two albums — One Determined Heart and Superwoman. Her new album, Come Alive, is due out early next year.  “I do feel like it’s my time now, I really do,” she said.

“I’ve taken the time to create this album so I’m ready to put it out here you know, I’m ready for people to hear it … and also to say thank you for the support, because I’ve had so much support even though I haven’t released music for such a long time.” Curuenavuli’s comeback involves more than just the music. Reinventing herself and creating a new look was a must in the often superficial music industry, she said. She’s lost weight and had an image overhaul that came naturally to her.

Curuenavuli made headlines on Idol with a controversial gold dress on the show when judge Ian ‘Dicko’ Dickson told her she “should choose more appropriate clothes or shed some pounds”.

“In order to be happy with yourself, you have to look after yourself and one thing that I love to do now is just to keep healthy and fit,” she said. “You’ve always got to reinvent yourself and become a better you. For me it was writing, it was finding myself in my music.”

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