Amy Shark

by Alex Teitz
Amy Shark
 
            When people speak of Australian pop stars the name you always hear is Lorde. The name you should pay attention to is Amy Shark. Shark’s songs “Adore” and “Weekend” are addictive. She recently released her EP Night Thinker and is touring the US on Vance Joy’s tour. She will be in Englewood, CO  on October 10, 2017 as part of the tour. FEMMUSIC was honored to do an e-mail interview with her. For information visit http://www.amyshark.com & http://www.gothictheatre.com/
 
FEMMUSIC: Can you describe your songwriting technique?
 
AS: It’s very simple, every spare second I get I grab a guitar and strum away until I find a chord progression I like and then I let it all out… like a therapy session.
 
FEMMUSIC: What was the biggest challenge making Night Thinker?
 
AS: Just making time to do it. With all the shows and festivals etc. I was flying all over Melbourne to record in different studios.
 
FEMMUSIC: What song (not your own) has had the biggest impact on you and why?
 
AS: “Ribs” by Lorde, apart from the fact that it’s just a brilliant song it gave me hope that people are over glittery pop and maybe my kind of music would finally be respected.
 
FEMMUSIC:  As a woman in the music industry have you been discriminated against?
 
AS: All the time. So many times I would have guys come up to me and give me their advice and I’m like … dude I never asked!
 
FEMMUSIC: Whom would you most like to tour with, or collaborate with? Why?
 
AS: I’d love to collaborate with Eminem. All I want is one of my choruses in one of his songs!
 
 FEMMUSIC: What one thing would you like to change about the music industry?
 
AS: I don’t like encores. They just seem so cheesy and outdated, but who knows ill probably add one to my next tour lol. 
Amy Shark
October 5th, 2017