INTERVIEW: Amanda Jones

Hi Amanda, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

I’ve been doing great! Doing my best to stay busy this summer.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “My Goodbye”?

This song is about going through loss. Whether a loved one has passed away, a relationship ended badly, or you and a friend went separate ways- i hope listeners can find their own connection to the song.

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

A few years ago, my cousin (who I was very close with) died suddenly in a car crash. It was one of my first experiences with loss, and writing this song was my way of finding closure/ starting the healing process.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

I actually just released a lyric video for the song on YouTube!

The single comes off your new album Brand New Day – what’s the story behind the title?

The title track on my EP “Brand New Day”, is about feeling stuck in the same routine and wanting change- and then seeing that it’s a new day and you can do anything and be anything.  It’s a very positive song, and as an artist I aim to send an uplifting message through everything I create. I figured this was the perfect title for my debut EP.

How was the recording and writing process?

It was super fun and nerve-wracking (i’m not gonna lie!) I got to work with Morgan and John from the band Boys Like Girls on these songs, and they’re super talented writers/producers/musicians. The entire writing and recording process went pretty fast- they have so much industry experience and knew how to get me out of my shell, and really push me vocally. I grew so much as an artist during that time and it was a great experience.

Where did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?

Through personal experiences, things I have seen my friends go through and random ideas that have popped into my head.

Any plans to hit the road?

Not currently, but i’m hoping to tour in the very near future!

What else is happening next in Amanda Jones world?

I’m flying out in a few weeks to shoot new music videos, so that’s really exciting. I’m also getting ready to work on new music, and I can’t wait for everyone to hear my new songs!

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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