Performing has been a big part of Amber J’s life since she was just 11-years-old. Now, at 17, this talented teenager has gone on in leaps and bounds.
Amber’s music is very much inspired by the pop genre and that’s the direction she is thinking of going towards, however, she is open to experimenting with her songwriting at the early stage of her career, searching for her ‘sound’.
She said: “To sum my music up, I’d say my new sound is a mixture between Zara Larsson, Alessia Cara and Kehlani. I love all of their songs and how different they are to other artists.”
She said: “Writing about your issues is not only an incredible way of getting things off of your chest, but it’s also a way of helping others that are going through the same or similar things in their life. I sometimes find it hard to truly express how I’m feeling in certain situations but music has always been amazing therapy for me.
The Liverpool teenager writes all of her own music, with everyday life and her emotions being a key factor in what shapes her music.
She said: “The song of mine that I’m really proud of right now is my latest one called Miss Invisible. The song title is pretty much self explanatory as to what it’s about, but at this present moment in my life I feel like that’s the song that describes me and what I’ve been going through the most right now.”
The Artist Development student would not have been able to pursue her dreams without a strong network of support around her.
She said: “My family and friends are incredibly supportive of my music. I’m extremely lucky to have such amazing people around me 24/7. My Mum is the most supportive person I’ve ever known, she does so much for me and if it wasn’t for her I really wouldn’t be able to do what I love. She’s always taking me back and forth to singing lessons and gigs, and she’s never once missed a performance.”
Looking to the future, Amber told Scouse Sounds: ” I will be performing at my College Singer-Songwriter Showcase called “Rare Unplugged” at Studio 2 Parr Street on 9th May, doing a couple of my originals. I’ll also be performing at the Fusion 2 Year Anniversary Show with Loyal To The People at The Zanzibar Club on 25th June, tickets are on sale now at £5, I’ll be performing a mixture of covers and originals.”
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