TAKING THE MUSIC SCENE INDEPENDENTLY, CHILE BORN SINGER AND SONGWRITER AMBER DONOSO CHATS HER NEW SINGLE ‘GET OFF’!

 

 

 

What is your name?

Amber Donoso

 

What is your genre of music?

Urban Pop

 

 

Give us a little bio about you.

I was born in Chile yet moved to London at 2 years old. I began playing the guitar at 10 years old and then started singing and songwriting shortly after. Ever since a very young age I knew music was going to be my career. So since then, I have been on the path to pursue my dreams.

 

 

 

What made you go in to music?

It was the first thing I came across as I child that made me feel really free. I would sit for hours and hours everyday playing my guitar and singing- I loved it. I also really admired how other artists could put their day to day experiences into something as beautiful as music. One of the reasons why I deeply love music is because I really believe it’s one of the aspects in life that unites us all, no matter what.

 

 

 

Are you a signed?

No. I’ve chosen to work independently and get my own team together. It’s important for me to have full control over my music and my brand. Over the past few years I’ve gathered my own team who help support and push my projects forward.

 

 

You have a brand new single coming out soon ‘Get Off’, what can we expect from it?

You can expect a beautiful love song wrapped by a catchy dance track.

 

 

Describe it in two words.

Meaningful and exciting

 

 

What was the writing process like?

I have a book where I write all of my lyrics and ideas. At the time when I wrote ‘Get Off’ I had just broken up with my partner and was really hurting. I had written in my book many different things I wish I had said or done whilst being in the relationship and how I was struggling to move on. I had a session in Glasgow with Jud Mahoney and Natalie DeLucia and that’s when we put the track together.

 

 

 

What was the recording process like?

It was great. Working with Jud and Nat is a dream, they’re brilliant. Jud produced the track, then we wrote the lyrics and laid the vocal down then and there.

 

 

 

 

Who did you show first?

My mum and sister. They are always the first to hear my tracks.

 

 

 

You also have the music video out, which this is your debut track, what was the filming process like for you?

It was amazing! It was my first proper music video so I was so excited. I had spent so long getting the whole shoot organised with all the members I knew would do the best job. It was a MASSIVE project for me. Not only did I write the track, but I was there for every step. When it came to the video, I wrote the treatment with Michele Du Verney who I work very closely with. I wrote the mood boards, directed the video with Michele and was there during every edit. It was very intense yet so amazing as it was a moment where I started to see my dreams manifesting into reality.

 

 

 

 

Do you have a favourite memory from the shoot?

Yes when the track came on and everyone said ‘this is a bangerrrrrrrrr!!!’ That was such a great moment for me. It’s every artists dream to hear someone love their song.

 

 

Describe the video two words.

Exhilarating and beautiful

 

 

Will we see a EP or Album this year?

In the next year or so there will definitely be plenty more material coming your way. I’m not quite allowed to say what exactly yet. But keep your eyes peeled!

 

 

Do you have any gigs or tours coming up?

Yes. I’ve got a few performances lined up in both London and Glasgow so keep an eye out on my social media to see when and where

 

 

 

 

Do you play any instruments?

Yes the guitar, a little piano and my voice.

 

 

 

 

Who are your influences?
I’m a massive Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu fan. I’m also really into artists such as Gwen Stefani, Chris Brown, Kehlani, The 1975 and J Balvin. So extremely varied… all these artists inspire the music I make.

 

 

How do you get inspiration to write songs?

I write my songs about my life experiences. Could be anything from a relationship i.e a lover, family member, to an experience at a party or event. My debut single ‘Get Off’ which has just been released is about an ex partner and the following single which will follow is about something completely different. I write about anything which touches me or I feel strongly about.

 

 

 

 

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?

Doing a lot and being extremely busy. I see myself touring both by myself but also with other artists. I see myself having plenty of material for many albums and videos and finally being the face of many brands which I love.

 

 

When you’re not doing music, what do you do?

To be honest, I’m working most of the time. So during my times off I’m either with friends or family. I’m a very sociable person so I love to be busy and interacting.

 

 

Would you be up for collaborating with new artists/bands , if so how could they contact you?

Yes 100%. I’d love to. The best way to contact me would be through my website or Facebook page

 

 

 

What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?

That’s a very good question. As mentioned before I knew music was going to be my path since a very young age. One of my favourite songs of all time has to be Like A Prayer by Madonna, that definitely played an important role in my involvement in the music industry.

 

 

 

What’s the best advice you have ever been given?

Follow your intuition and heart. It’s always right!

 

 

 

 

What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?

I would say listen to a lot of music you really like. Gather aspects of why you like each artist or song and from there start making your own version. For example, gathering certain licks or riffs from an artist you love, and writing about a similar topics to a song you love. The most important thing to really remember is to stay true to yourself. There’s no point trying to be like anyone else as that person is already filling that slot. The best thing you can do is do your own thing and people will massively admire you for that.

 

 

 

 

 

What quote or saying do you always stick by?

“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”

 

 

Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?

Oxford Street- it’s got the best shopping!

 

 

When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?

Water
My vocal steamer
Snacks
Phone
Headphones

 

 

Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?

Instagram
Twitter
Facebook
Soundcloud
VEVO
Website

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