SNAP UP AMY SHARK’S ALBUM
It’s quite a feat – maintaining a sweetheart exterior while keeping up with the demands of being one of the most talked about Australian artists in years.
Performances, tours, interviews, festivals … this is the life of Gold Coast songstress Amy Shark.
For now, her whirlwind touring schedule is on hiatus, but she’s busy promoting her debut album Love Monster, set for release tomorrow, as well as an Australian album tour kicking off next month.
Those of you lucky enough to snag Splendour in the Grass tickets have the chance to see her perform her new live show next Saturday, featuring the single I Said Hi.
“The whole set is going to be different. I’m playing way bigger venues – everything’s taken that extra step,” Amy says. “Everything has been taken to the next level dramatically.
“The album has 14 new songs on it. It’s my whole world now, this record. Everything I have in me is going in to live shows.”
It was her 2016 single Adore that shot her to international stardom, coming in at number two on Triple J’s Hottest 100 and seeing her nominated for multiple ARIA and APRA awards.
Her talents caught the attention of Grammy-award winning songwriter Joel Little, super producer Jack Antonoff and Blink 182 frontman Mark Hoppus.
She’s also performed at global music conference South by Southwest and performed
on Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show and The Late Late Show with James Corden.
But Amy’s huge success almost never came to be, and you can recognise it in I Said Hi – a jab at everyone who ignored her in her quest for a career in music.
“I almost gave up on music before I released Adore,” Amy says.
“With my history of trying to make waves in the music industry, I Said Hi is a really passive aggressive song.
“It’s such an anthem. But it’s more than that, it’s for anyone battling and trying to fight for something that they believe in. That’s what I want the song to stand for.”
Amy Shark plays NightQuarter, Helensvale on September 8. Love Monster comes out tomorrow on iTunes and in music shops.
Gold Coast songstress Amy Shark releases her debut album Love Monster tomorrow.