Fefe Dobson


FeFe Dobson is back with new sounds, new outlook

Image Credit: Amy Graves/WireImage.comFefe Dobson draws a lot of comparisons. When she came onto the scene in 2003 with “Bye Bye Boyfriend,” people compared her to Joan Jett. She was asked to (and did) play rock & roll queen Tina Turner on American Dreams, and many fans have made connections between Dobson’s and Rihanna’s offbeat, punk-inspired images (the two artists share a label, and both recently had songs featured on an episode of the CW’s Hellcats).
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Fefe Dobson talks return to music with new album 'Joy': 'I'm so stoked, I can't explain it to you.'

Meredith has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence editorial content, though Meredith may earn commissions for products purchased via affiliate links. There was buzz around Canadian pop-rocker Fefe Dobson when she debuted her self-titled first album in 2003: The effort premiered at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Heatseekers Chart, sold about 300,000 copies domestically, and spawned one minorly successful single, “Take Me Away.” But then Dobson virtually disappeared, and it came to pass that her sophomore album—Sunday Love, which was to hit in 2006—would not be released by her label, Island Records. Until recently, Dobson had stepped away from the studio—or at least singing in the studio—and could mostly be found writing songs for other artists, everyone from Miley Cyrus (“Start All Over”) to Selena Gomez (“Round & Round”). But now, after more than seven years, Dobson has got a couple of new singles—“Ghost” and “Stuttering,” which she recently performed on The CW’s teen cheerleading drama Hellcats—and is finally ready to release another studio album. The disc, Joy, hits retailers today, in fact. To celebrate her return, EW got Dobson on the phone to talk about her scrapped album and the last few years; her new album; who she’s been writing for; and who’d she love to collaborate with in the future. Rock—or rather, read—on.
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