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International Recording Artist Neon Hitch Shares her Musical Journey - Talk Golden to Me Hosted by Evan Golden

January 08, 2020 Neon Hitch Season 1 Episode 45
Talk Golden to Me Hosted by Evan Golden
International Recording Artist Neon Hitch Shares her Musical Journey - Talk Golden to Me Hosted by Evan Golden
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Talk Golden to Me Hosted by Evan Golden
International Recording Artist Neon Hitch Shares her Musical Journey - Talk Golden to Me Hosted by Evan Golden
Jan 08, 2020 Season 1 Episode 45
Neon Hitch

Neon Hitch (born May 25, 1986 in Nottingham, United Kingdom) is an English singer, currently living in London.Hitch was raised in a romani family of circus performers. Prior to leaving at the age of 15, she traveled Europe performing as a fire dancer and a trapeze artist.

Hitch was previously the flatmate of Amy Winehouse.Hitch has performed alongside 50 Cent and The Streets. Along with Ke$ha, Sean Foreman, and Benny Blanco she wrote the song Blah Blah Blah. In 2010, she also collaborated with 3OH!3 on "Follow Me Down", for the Tim Burton Disney movie Alice in Wonderland.

Hitch is a client of American producer Benny Blanco and is currently working on her debut album tentatively titled "Beg, Borrow and Steal." Songfacts.com reports that the album's lead single, "Love U Betta", became her first #1 as a solo artist when the tune hit the top of the USA Dance Club Songs chart in its sixth week.

British singer-songwriter Neon Hitch’s life has been about as normal as her name would suggest. “The day I was born, my house burnt down; the day I left home, the Twin Towers burnt down; and I lived in a jungle in India at 15,” she says. “I have done my fair share of traveling, that’s for sure.” No kidding—she spent the majority of her younger years as a gypsy, circling the globe (and living in a bus) with her mom and sister as a street performer and trapeze artist, while her lighting-artist dad toured with the likes of David Bowie, Duran Duran, and Annie Lennox. “I was always a bit of a showgirl; it was in my blood (and my name),” she confesses. “I never thought I would have a career as a singer, though.”


In December, Hitch took the stage at Madison Square Garden with Gym Class Heroes—quite a coup for any musician—but the road to that sacred stage was not an easy one. After the label she was signed with, The Beats Recordings, shut down in 2007, things started to fall apart for the songstress. Hitch found herself homeless, until her “long-lost sister” Amy Winehouse took her in. In a moment of luck, Benny Blanco’s manager James Johnson messaged her on MySpace when he liked what he heard. Cut to today, and her future is looking neon bright. She’s signed a recording deal and her catchy debut album (Beg, Borrow, and Steal), produced by Blanco (who has also worked with pop princesses Britney Spears, Ke$ha, and Katy Perry), is due out late this summer. She co-wrote “Blah Blah Blah” with Ke$ha for her No. 1 album Animal and has also worked with Miike Snow, Sky Ferreira, and Mike Posner. Currently, she’s touring with Gym Class Heroes, singing their iTunes chart-topping single, “Ass Back Home.” Today, her single “Fuck U Betta” [below] hits the pop radio airwaves. We caught up with the sassy Brit over the phone to hear about living with Winehouse (Hitch now has an “Amy” tattoo on her finger as a tribute), opening for 50 Cent, and whom she would like to collaborate with next.

Show Notes

Neon Hitch (born May 25, 1986 in Nottingham, United Kingdom) is an English singer, currently living in London.Hitch was raised in a romani family of circus performers. Prior to leaving at the age of 15, she traveled Europe performing as a fire dancer and a trapeze artist.

Hitch was previously the flatmate of Amy Winehouse.Hitch has performed alongside 50 Cent and The Streets. Along with Ke$ha, Sean Foreman, and Benny Blanco she wrote the song Blah Blah Blah. In 2010, she also collaborated with 3OH!3 on "Follow Me Down", for the Tim Burton Disney movie Alice in Wonderland.

Hitch is a client of American producer Benny Blanco and is currently working on her debut album tentatively titled "Beg, Borrow and Steal." Songfacts.com reports that the album's lead single, "Love U Betta", became her first #1 as a solo artist when the tune hit the top of the USA Dance Club Songs chart in its sixth week.

British singer-songwriter Neon Hitch’s life has been about as normal as her name would suggest. “The day I was born, my house burnt down; the day I left home, the Twin Towers burnt down; and I lived in a jungle in India at 15,” she says. “I have done my fair share of traveling, that’s for sure.” No kidding—she spent the majority of her younger years as a gypsy, circling the globe (and living in a bus) with her mom and sister as a street performer and trapeze artist, while her lighting-artist dad toured with the likes of David Bowie, Duran Duran, and Annie Lennox. “I was always a bit of a showgirl; it was in my blood (and my name),” she confesses. “I never thought I would have a career as a singer, though.”


In December, Hitch took the stage at Madison Square Garden with Gym Class Heroes—quite a coup for any musician—but the road to that sacred stage was not an easy one. After the label she was signed with, The Beats Recordings, shut down in 2007, things started to fall apart for the songstress. Hitch found herself homeless, until her “long-lost sister” Amy Winehouse took her in. In a moment of luck, Benny Blanco’s manager James Johnson messaged her on MySpace when he liked what he heard. Cut to today, and her future is looking neon bright. She’s signed a recording deal and her catchy debut album (Beg, Borrow, and Steal), produced by Blanco (who has also worked with pop princesses Britney Spears, Ke$ha, and Katy Perry), is due out late this summer. She co-wrote “Blah Blah Blah” with Ke$ha for her No. 1 album Animal and has also worked with Miike Snow, Sky Ferreira, and Mike Posner. Currently, she’s touring with Gym Class Heroes, singing their iTunes chart-topping single, “Ass Back Home.” Today, her single “Fuck U Betta” [below] hits the pop radio airwaves. We caught up with the sassy Brit over the phone to hear about living with Winehouse (Hitch now has an “Amy” tattoo on her finger as a tribute), opening for 50 Cent, and whom she would like to collaborate with next.