Contemporary rocker and singer/songwriter Daniel Bedingfield
grew up in southeast London, though he had been born in New Zealand. Mostly influenced by contemporary R&B artists, his sisters Natasha and Nikola teamed up with him to assemble their first band, called the DNA Algorhythm. Inspired by a girlfriend from Leeds, Daniel Bedingfield
recorded "Gotta Get Thru This" in his bedroom with a microphone plugged to his home computer. In December 2001, just a few weeks after its release by the independent Relentless Records, his song went straight to the top on the U.K. singles chart. At the age of 21, the promising pop singer became a local celebrity. Signing to Polydor UK, Bedingfield worked on some new material and released his first album, Gotta Get Thru This, in the fall of 2002. Second First Impression followed in 2005. Around 2006, Bedingfield went on an extended hiatus from his career, only working on material for other artists. In 2012, Bedingfield returned with the single "Rocks Off." That same year he also released the EP Stop the Traffik - Secret Fear, the first of three EPs Bedingfield plans to release in 2012.