With her surprise, smash-hit single ‘Adore’ hitting #2 on the Triple J Hottest 100 earlier this year as well as recently winning Song Of The Year at the Queensland Music Awards, Amy is on the verge of releasing her follow-up single and debut EP.
“It’s definitely an important song ['Weekends'] this next one,” Amy says. “I’m really confident in the songs that I’ve got and the single I’ve particularly chosen.”
With the success of ‘Adore’, there is plenty of anticipation for her next release. Although Amy isn’t giving much away, instead playing her cards tightly to her chest. “All I’ll say is the music is definitely my sound all over,” she teases.
“But I’m really confident in the sound I’ve created and I’ve really stuck to it. It’s sounding big and strong and deep and wonderful. The single and the EP are going to be out really soon.
“I can’t release any dates or titles yet but it’s all looking very exciting; I’m quietly confident, because you have to be in your own music, but I’m also very nervous.”
Fans wanting to hear Amy’s new material will have plenty of opportunity to see and hear her perform live as she spends the next few months solid on the road for a string of festivals and her own headline tour for the ‘Adore’ single.
“The sound is going to be great and everyone gets to hear all new songs, despite people saying ‘what, are you just gonna play ‘Adore’ for the whole set?’” she laughs. “Which I think is really stupid. The shows are going to be really great and I’m so excited to show people what I’ve been working on. I’m excited to get out there.
“It’s really great knowing that everyone who will be there on the night [for her national tour] are there for me. It’s very comforting and a full room is a good room. Any artist will say if your room is full and everyone is into, it’s going to be a fun night and that’s the reason you do it. The more people the better.”
Part of Amy’s live commitments over the next few months is a performance at BASSINTHEGRASS in Darwin, the Northern Territory’s longest-running music festival. Amy’s particularly excited about BASSINTHEGRASS because it’s a chance for her to stretch her legs on a festival stage. “I love playing festivals, it’s such a different feel,” she says.
“A lot of my music is quite serious and intense and all my headline shows are going to be quite intimate, so even the festivals I’ve already done, I put on a different show for festivals. It’s a lot of fun and I get to jump around a lot more.”
At BASSINTHEGRASS, Amy will be sharing the bill with a cross-section of Aussie acts like Peking Duk, Tash Sultana, Boo Seeka, Thundamentals and The Veronicas.
“I’ve been talking to the Peking Duk boys on social media for a good six months,” Amy says. “I’ve never seen them play, so I’d like to be amongst it and jump around because they’ve got banger after banger. The Veronicas as well, I’m interested to see them. I’m so stoked these pop acts are making their way onto festivals. It’s cool because it gives everyone a nice flavour for the day. There’s something for everyone, which is great.”
Amy Shark plays BASSINTHEGRASS at Darwin Amphitheatre on 20 May. She also performs at the Gold Coast Music Awards 27 April and as part of Groovin The Moo (28 April - 7 May) as well as Splendour In The Grass 23 July.