Photo by Destiny Keller
By: Michael Smith
Indie Pop artist AMAVA just dropped a heartbreaking yet inspiring single called ‘Muse’ and I was lucky enough to also have a chat with AMAVA about the new single and what it’s like being an artist.
You just dropped your new single ‘Muse’, what’s the feeling like releasing a new song?
It’s always pretty great. I write so much that I sort of expect that most songs will never even make it out of my room or off my piano. It’s always pretty exciting because it feels like the hard work done by so many people is paying off.
What was the key inspiration behind ‘Muse’?
Reclaiming your identity outside of someone. Being someone’s muse, while it’s romantic, can be somewhat of a negative as you’re always expected to give someone else inspiration. I just wanted to be my own being for a second.
Was there any major hiccups when creating the song?
I don’t really consider myself a belter when it comes to singing so having to work my way through the embarrassment of possibly messing up when recording the big, last chorus was just something I had to work on.
Where did your electric sound come from?
Having grown up on the internet I was very much entrenched in that 2014 Tumblr sound (Lana Del Rey, Lorde, the 1975, Charli XCX, Sky Ferreira, etc.) and I really think that that sound made its way into my wheelhouse of inspiration.
What can we expect from you in the future?
A lot of live shows and a lot releases.
And lastly who is your biggest inspiration?
I’ve been very inspired by a lot of indie-folk artists recently actually. At heart I’m definitely a lyrics person and there’s just something about folk lyrics that always hits that spot. I’ve been loving Lizzy McAlpine and Clairo recently.
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