Bree Sharp Aims To Prove She's No Novelty Act

Bree Sharp is well aware of the pitfalls inherent in cranking out a pop culture love letter like her recent hit "David Duchovny."

The singer-songwriter has been playing guitar since the age of 15 and has spent the last two years honing her craft in New York clubs. However, all that hard work could be overlooked if people start seeing her as "the David Duchovny girl" based on her ode to the "X-Files" star.

"I was totally worried about it, but I didn't have much of a choice in that the song kind of leaked out in its demo form," Sharp told MTV News this week of her introduction to listeners. "It had such a life of its own before the record was even made that by the time the record was pressed and ready to have a single go to radio, it was just an obvious choice."

Those who have heard it will likely agree. The track's crisp, witty lyrics find Sharp pining for Duchovny calling him the

"American Heathcliff" and singing the praises of "the man, the myth, the monotone." The song even caught the ear of "X-Files" creator Chris Carter, who recruited Pamela Anderson Lee, Whoopi Goldberg, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Jenna Elfman, Kiss, and other celebs to lip-synch verses for a video played during the show's holiday party. Radio soon caught on as well, but Sharp knew that the success could be a mixed blessing.

"I was totally afraid of becoming 'the David Duchovny girl,' but I thought one of two things [would happen]: either the Duchovny song will be my entrée in the business. I'm really proud of my record, and I feel like I have a lot of songs that are just as accessible melodically and lyrically that aren't about a pop star. If people hear them, that music will get out and I will be recognized as the singer-songwriter that I fancy myself to be and I'll have my own identity, which is what I think is happening."

"The other scenario that I imagined is that it would have its time, and that would be the end." [RealAudio]

It appears that the first of those two options is currently playing itself out. Sharp landed a spot on this summer's Lilith Fair, where she was able to trot out some of the more intimate and personal tracks found on her debut album, "A Cheap And Evil Girl." She is also hoping that some of her Duchovny momentum will carry over to the second single from the album, "America," which recently started popping up at radio.