Because there’s nothing Agyness Deyn can’t do, she sings lead vocals on “Who,” a track by New York–based band Five O’Clock Heroes. The single drops on June 23, and Aggy will star in the single’s music video, naturally. She’s certainly got the spunky rock-and-roll look down; we can totally see her onstage in leather half-gloves tugging her hair as she wails the high notes. However, past supermodels who have tried to jump from catwalk to concert stage haven’t been so well received. Let’s reminisce, shall we?
• Tyra Banks recorded her first single, “Shake Ya Booty,” in 2004. The music video, faithful America’s Next Top Model viewers will recall, featured contestants from the show’s second cycle. The single flopped, and Banks’s album, T.Y.R.A., never dropped. She later said on her talk show, she couldn’t believe she wasted six years on something she never released.
• Kate Moss jumped onstage with Pete Doherty’s band, Babyshambles, in 2006 a few times, when the two were dating. She loaned her vocals to Babyshambles track “La Belle et la Bête,” and previously sang a track on a Primal Scream album. Very few people rooted for her to pursue a singing career after either attempt.
• Irina Lazeraneau also dabbled with Babyshambles, reportedly helping to write “La Belle et la Bete.” She recorded an album and made her singing debut during the Chanel pre-fall show in December. Very few thought she sounded very good.
On the other hand, Milla Jovovich did alright. So, lessons are as follows: Have a really lovely voice, avoid plugging your album on reality TV, and stay the hell away from Pete Doherty.
THE SUPERMODEL SONGBIRDS [British Vogue]
Supermodel Agness Deyn to release single [NME]