With her latest release ‘This Is Life’ Dublin-based singer songwriter Amy Ellen caught our eyes and ears as she so beautifully captured life and its positives, despite the state of the world we currently live in. We wanted to know more than anything what inspires her and what she listens to, so we asked!
Where do you find new music?
I generally find new music through Spotify playlists. I love seeing live music as well as performing it. I would consider myself a regular gig goer and that was a source for discovering new upcoming acts. Obviously since there hasn’t been any gigs because of the Covid restrictions, I currently find myself resorting to Spotify and Instagram.
What is your favourite place to listen and write music?
I listen to music loud at home in my bedroom! For me it’s the best way. I also write in my room, I recently invested in some music equipment with my partner who I co-write with. We have a setup that suits us for recording new material at home. Some days I’ve felt inspired to write outside and close to nature but living in Ireland, where the weather isn’t always reliable, I find that doing this at home in a warm room is definitely more inviting!
What activity are you unable to do without music?
When I am cleaning! Music makes you clean faster haha! Listening to something energetic and loud gets the job done for me anyways! Metallica is great cleaning music.
What are your favourite things to do besides music?
I love travelling, painting and cooking. The lockdown has given me a new appreciation for cooking so I’ve been experimenting with recipes and I really find it rewarding.
I also like to relax and do yoga, it’s important to switch off from time to time.
Current Top 10 Songs?
My current top 10 songs are:
HAVVK – Home
Jailbirds – Shadow of Love
Blue Fish Diamond – Sunshine In My Brain
Tommy Cullen – Put It Down
Elise – Cowboy
Pixie Cut Rhythm Orchestra – I Didn’t Love You when I Said I Did and I Don’t Now
Kysny- Elephant in the Room
Emma Langford – Goodbye Hawaii
Angie McMahon – Soon
Eleni Drake – King Street