‘Girl Talk’ with Mint Jiramaneekul (Released 18/08/09 by Sony Thailand)
Early in 2009 I co-wrote two songs with Thai popstar, Mint (Ardhawadee) Jiramaneekul, for her new EP ‘Girl Talk’ (released by Sony Music Thailand August 18th, 2009).
I’m delighted to confirm that the first song we wrote together, ‘Love Needs Love’, has been chosen as the lead single and the second song ‘Girl Talk’ was made the title track for the EP itself!
Mint has been a popstar and celebrity in Thailand for some time and this was to be her highly anticipated 4th album. Writing with her was an absolute pleasure. She’s rather famous here but it was lovely to discover that behind the glamorous image she’s a warm and down-to-earth person; always smiling and laughing and very generous with her thoughts and ideas. She’s got a great ear for melody and she’s not afraid of trying new things which makes my job as a co-writer so much easier!
At her EP launch show the head of Sony Thailand got on stage and expressed his hope that they might push Mint into the International music market soon. Well, she speaks perfect English, looks fantastic and has a beautiful voice. I’ve been working in Thailand for a few years now and if anyone can break out of here and go ‘Inter’ I think Mint can do it. As always, the most important thing is the song, and who knows, we may just be getting together very soon to do some more writing. Watch this space everyone!
If you’re in Thailand you can download the ringtone by calling *4965 and then press 27 when requested. It should cost 5baht a min + content fee. Also you can request the song on the radio by sending a SMS to (SEED RADIO): 4221466 with the message ‘Love Needs Love – Mint’
If you’re not in Thailand you can buy the EP from www.ethaicd.com and you can watch the video for ‘Love Needs Love’ here on youtube: