Catch up with Las Vegas electro-pop singer Amy Guess and watch the video for her single "10 Times Out of 10" off her forthcoming EP, to be released soon.
What first got you interested in music?
Amy Guess: Some of my best and earliest music memories are riding in the car with my dad listening to the radio, him singing along to his favorites, a smile ear to ear. A song would rarely come on he didn’t know; I loved that. My mom played classical piano beautifully, my older sister was always singing. Music was a regular part of our day to day and, from a young age, I wanted to sing, I just really loved to sing.
Which musicians have you been influenced by?
Oh man, so many artists, this is always tough for me to narrow down. Strong powerhouse females have always had a big impact on me - Annie Lennox, Stevie Nicks, Toni Braxton, Alicia Keys, Heart, Aretha. The list goes on and on… and on. [Laughs]
Do you remember the first concert you went to?
Oh yeah I remember, pretty sure the first one was New Kids On The Block; parents got the tix for my four older siblings and my two older brothers refused to go for fear of being seen there [laughs], so “their loss” was my gain and I got to go.
Which words would you use to describe your sound?
Powerful, emotional, honest.
What were your inspirations behind your single and the video for "10 Times Out of 10"?
I was feeling grateful. Relationships are crazy and filled with endless highs and lows. "10 Times Out of 10" is a love story. How great it is to stay in love, work at love, make it through things that make it that much sweeter in the end.
Is that track indicative of what we can expect to hear on your upcoming EP and could you tell us more about that EP?
You will hear some of the "10 Times Out of 10" vibes and some completely different vibes. This EP has been in the works for a while so depending on whatever I was going through at the moment affected what you will hear musically and lyrically. It is definitely a journey. I was never chasing anything specific, we let it happen. I wanted it to be honest and feel good. This is the deepest down I’ve ever gone with my music.
How would you sum up your new EP in one sentence?
A stripped down look into love and vulnerability.
What do you hope listeners are able to take away from your music?
I hope they can listen to it in their cars, in their daily lives, listen with the ones they love, relate to it, dance to it, sing to it. I hope it’s music that speaks to their soul.
Is there anything you want to add?
Thanks for reading! Thanks for listening. x