Sasha Pieterse is the budding starlet most famous for portraying the most deceptive dead character on television. As Alison on Pretty Little Liars, she is responsible for the torment of several high school girls who undoubtedly regret sharing secrets with their blonde coed before she died. Pieterse, who can also be seen in the new teen comedy, G.B.F., talks about her new turn as a country singer and her upcoming music video.
VH1 CELEBRITY: Can you tell us a little about your new single?
Sasha Pieterese: “The song is called ‘This Country Is Bad Ass’ and it was such an exciting journey we had. We wrote it a year ago and we’ve been kind of waiting for the right time [to put it out]. It just felt right and I guess it was. We weren’t expecting this much hype at all.
“We didn’t expect it to even get on any chart. We kind of just wanted to release it and feel it out.”
Is there any reason you chose to do country music?
“I’m from South Africa and country isn’t popular there at all. When I came to the U.S. we just kind of got into it.
“I’ve been singing for a really long time and I love a lot of genres but country just seemed like the best fit. The people in that genre are just so nice and welcoming. And that seemed so appealing. Also my voice fit it and seemed like the way to go.
“Being in L.A. it was really hard to find a country writer and producer. I eventually – years of searching – found this guy, Dan Franklin. He’s an incredible musician and producer. We write so well together… It’s been a really cool experience. You will definitely be hearing more very soon.”
She also talked about her new song.
“In about three weeks or so I’m going to be releasing a new single called ‘RPM.’ I’ve been so busy but it’s been so great. I am going to be shooting a music video for that as well.
“‘RPM’ is basically about my pace in life and I think a lot of people can relate to that. Our video is going to involve a really nice car with some fast driving. It’s going to be really cool. I’m excited for people to see it!”
Check back on Monday for more when we talk to Pieterse and her co-stars about recreating the high school slow-walk made famous by Rebecca Gayheart, Rose McGowan and Marcie Benz in the movie, Jawbreaker.