- Luke Dennehy
- From: Sunday Herald Sun
- April 08, 2012 12:00AM
Delta Goodrem this week in Los Angeles. Picture: Chris Collis Sunday Herald Sun
SINGER Delta Goodrem has spoken out about the breakdown of her engagement to Brian McFadden, saying she had been through some "tough times."
Goodrem, 27, told the Sunday Herald Sun she had emerged from a difficult year and her new single, Sitting on Top of the World, was exactly how she was feeling right now.
Her first single in five years will be released on Friday and is a positive, uplifting song that she said mimicked her mood.
Last year was a rollercoaster for Goodrem. Following the breakdown of her long-time enagement to McFadden, she had a brief relationship with American singer Nick Jonas, and has returned to Australia to work on a new Channel 9 show, The Voice.
During her break-up with McFadden she took some time to stop and think.
"I think everyone goes through changes, and every decision I've made has been one from my heart," she said. "I'm so happy where I am at with my life right now.
"But definitely I had some tough times, there is no denying that.
"It took me a second to stop and think, but I had to make better changes for my life and I was in a place I needed to move on from.
"I have now, and I'm really proud of myself for that."
McFadden himself has moved on - and is engaged to model Vogue Williams, part of the cast of the new series of Dancing With the Stars.
Goodrem said she had no ill-feelings towards either McFadden or Williams.
"I'm so happy and so thankful to be free as a person," she said.
"I'm at such peace, I don't remotely feel anything bad. I only wish them well.
"I'm getting to do The Voice, I'm doing my music, I'm myself again.
"I want to be a young 27-year-old, loving music, that's me. That is who I am and I didn't get to be me for a second."
It's 10 years this year since Goodrem burst on to the Australian music scene with her single Born To Try and album Innocent Eyes, which broke all records.
At the height of her success in 2003 she was diagnosed with and successfully fought Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Now based in Los Angeles, where she has bought a home in the Hollywood Hills, Goodrem is surrounded by a close group of friends including Aussie television presenter Renee Bargh and long-time music collaborator Vince Pizzinga, who is also her housemate.
Everything is in the right place and that's why now is the time to release new music.
"I feel like I've grown up," Goodrem said. "It's really interesting, because now I know what it is like to have grown up."
Goodrem will be in Melbourne on Friday at a performance and signing at Westfield Plenty Valley and then will perform at the Logie awards next Sunday night at Crown casino.
Source: Sunday Herald Sun
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