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Spotlight Interview with Amoreena

The most recent release from the soulful Amoreena brings out a beautiful cross over between pop, classic disco, and a retro-pop style that all bring out a super colorful and catchy approach to pop songwriting as a whole.

"Pastel Pink" is absolutely killer from start to finish with heavy-handed half-time beats, classic nostalgic keys, building percussion and all that along with her massive belting vocals really break this out of the norm and into a unique and danceable single arena.

This was super fun, and you can clearly hear how Amoreena herself is just having an absolute blast laying down this track. She has a real love for her craft. And by craft we don't just mean singing. We mean songwriting as well.

That chorus is something you end up singing along with by the last time around. You just can't help it.

It's endlessly fun and it really let's her presence shine as an artist.

Amoreena has a knack for combining classic and current pop styles and making something memorable from it all.

If you dig this track, you'll love everything from the artist. Hands down.

With such a great release, we wanted to have a chat with Amoreena to find out where this all really came from and maybe even where it's all going.

Here's what went down.

RAG: Okay so let's start with "Pastel Pink". The track had a great soulful performance on it! Where did this album come from?

This record really was born out of desire, desire that you cannot obtain for yourself in fear of ruining a friendship you hold incredibly close to you.

RAG: I'm hearing some great styles on this release. Who are some of your biggest musical influences?

Thank you so much! I like to think you can always find hints of my musical influences in my music. My music journey, why I taught myself piano, and where I began building my lyrical taste definitely started with Lady Gaga. I remember hearing Bad Romance and seeing a performance of just her with her piano thinking “I want to be so unapologetically myself just like her”. Of course other big, camp influences followed like Freddie Mercury, Heart, Pat Benatar, Bonnie Tyler, the femme rock energy still continues to inspire me everyday. More recent influences definitely lay in a concoction of some of my favorite lyricists of our time, like Taylor Swift, Fletcher, Hayley Kiyoko, and Zara Larsson.

RAG: So how did this all begin for you really? When did you fall in love with music?

Sheesh, that’s like asking when did you begin liking the warmth of the sun, or fresh spring air! Music, I truly believe, has always been sewn into every fiber of my creation, as dramatic as it sounds. In a recent interview I stated that I look at music as less of a thing or a passion and more of a person in my life - and I think i really started to begin to fall in love with music when I was probably 4 or 5, I was made aware that there really was a song for everything - every car ride, every season, every person you meet. It’s one of, if not the most honest way to detail any moment in the human experience.

RAG: What's next for you as an artist?

I am so excited for my next single, Garden of Eden, to drop on May 20th! This song I have held back from releasing for so long that I am so excited for it to finally see the light. My best friend Brenna Swanger from She’s A Spy is featured on the second verse and she absolutely smashed it. I’m planning to release every song off of my first album, Center Of The Garden, as a single as the year continues to flash before our eyes - and I’m looking forward to finally putting a live show together.

RAG: What inspires you to write a song?

Simple question - the answer is everything. But mainly, as cliche as it is, love.

RAG: What are you doing when you're NOT working on music?

I’ve picked up reading in the last few months; I really do enjoy a good book and a glass of wine (that makes me sound so old and mature). Honestly, probably playing with my cat Valkyrie is what you’ll find me doing the most - she’s my entire world at this point.

RAG: Who are you listening to right now?

I have fallen in love with Ashe and her lyric writing, Harry Styles (of course, I’m sure you expected that one), Charli XCX’s album Crash is so far the best pop record of 2022 in my humble opinion.

RAG: Are you doing live performances?

I’m hoping to soon! I am so excited to put a live show together and dance the summer away!

RAG: This single seems like a big undertaking. What kind of advice might you have for other up and coming artists out there?

Be !! Yourself !! And make art that you want to hear !! Do not settle for anything less than being 100% authentic!

RAG: Before we go, what would you all like to say to fans of the music?

Thank you for listening, thank you for sharing, thank you for being you - and I’ll see you guys soon!

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