PHOTO CREDIT: Lily Bertrand Webb
MY last piece this weekend...
is a chat with Amelia Carey about her new single, Over You, and how the story came to life. She explains what it was like putting the video together and what we might expect going forward – Carey recommends a rising artist to watch.
I ask her which three albums are most important to her and whether she gets time to relax outside of music; whether there is going to be more material arriving next year and if she has a favourite memory from her career so far – she ends the interview by selecting a cool song.
Hi, Amelia. How are you? How has your week been?
Hi! It’s been a bit of a wild one if I’m honest. I had my phone stolen in Camden after I saw Dusky Grey. I’m a little disheartened by it but these things happen!
For those new to your music; can you introduce yourself, please?
I’m Amelia and I’m eighteen-years-old and have recently moved to Brighton and am studying at BIMM!
Over You is your latest single. Is there a story behind it?
Over You is about breakups in general and this song depicts that last stage of finally getting over someone! I wanted this song to communicate to people of all genders also, which is why ‘he’/’she’ pronouns aren’t really used!
What was it like putting the video together? Was it a fun shoot?
I had so much fun whilst filming the video, but as it was my first I was afraid of looking a little awkward! We ran into some complications due to the weather but it was still such a brilliant couple of days.
Might there be more material next year?
I’m hoping so!
Which musicians inspired you to get into the business?
My inspirations come from the likes of Lil Peep, Billie Eilish; Amy Winehouse and Pale Waves!
Do you already have plans for 2019?
Not currently, but I’m excited for next year and what could happen!
Have you got a favourite memory from your time in music so far – the one that sticks in the mind?
When I recorded my single, I recorded at RAK in London and, of course, this studio is well known. It was very scary to record somewhere that’s had the likes of Ed Sheeran walk the halls!
Which three albums mean the most to you would you say (and why)?
I absolutely love Lil Peep - Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt.1 because of the emotional sentiment in absolutely every single song. The production from Smokeasac is amazing.
Amy Winehouse - Frank. Her vocals and lyrics just work together in perfect harmony; again with such strong emotion and power, yet vulnerability shown in the tracks!
Pale Waves - My Mind Makes Noises. This album speaks a lot about mental health and how it affects you and those around you! Also, the '80s Glam-Goth aesthetic they have going on is to die for!
As Christmas is coming up; if you had to ask for one present what would it be?
Probably for my parents to return home from Portugal for the Christmas holidays!
If you could support any musician alive today, and choose your own rider, what would that entail?
I would simply need to have my friends and girlfriend present with a collection of crisps to munch on!
What advice would you give to new artists coming through?
Do you have tour dates coming up? Where can we catch you play?
Not at the moment, sadly!
Are there any new artists you recommend we check out?
Have a look into the band joan!
Do you get much time to chill away from music? How do you unwind?
I like to unwind by watching Doctor Who with my partner and enjoying some good food!
Finally, and for being a good sport; you can choose a song and I’ll play it here (not any of your music - I will do that).
Pale Waves - Eighteen!
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