Fri 24 Jan 2020

AMP Meets… AMA


Britain’s premier music tastemaker Annie Mac has announced the return of AMP LONDON, bringing the best new talent in music from a variety of genres to the capital’s most loved music venues. We caught up with dreamy R&B artist AMA to find out what you can expect from her set…

What was your highlight of 2019?

Asides from releasing my debut EP, my highlight was probably working on new music. I went to LA for a month and came back with so much music. I also had some fire sessions back in London throughout 2019 too.

Do you have any new year’s resolutions? Do you usually stick to them?

On New Years Eve I actually wrote a list of about 15 goals for the new year… things like” be more social”, “make everyday as productive as possible”, “regulate my sleep pattern” and “get abs” lol. I guess we’ll see in 2021 if I stuck to them, but so far its going pretty well.

What’s the wildest thing you’ve ever put on a rider?

I’ve never actually had to put a rider, but I’m sure in the future venues should expect to see lots of superman’s and pizza on there.

What can we expect from your set?

You can expect lots of sweet sweet sounds

What’s your favourite thing about London?

I can’t say I have just one favourite thing about London, but one of the many things I appreciate would be how easy it is to get around. All my friends are spread out over every side of the city however we have still managed to form our own community.

What artist would you love to collaborate with?

I would love to collaborate one day with Kelela, she’s been one of my favourite artists for years now. Her writing and her production all just speak to me on a spiritual level.

What’s your writing process?

My writing process varies I wouldn’t say I have just one set process, sometimes it’s just I’m in the studio and I’ll write as we build the beat, other times I’ll write a song and then work with a producer to build the track afterwards, other times I may just get a random idea voice memo it down or type it in my notes and then it’ll get used in a song at a later point.

Any advice for any younger musicians who want to play something like AMP one day?

My advice would be to keep on being your authentic self and don’t compare yourself to others, keep growing as an artist and always keep faith in yourself and eventually whatever goal you have your eyes set on you’ll achieve.

will play at The Camden Assembly on Thursday 5th March

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