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“For so long, I didn’t have to talk about my music because I didn’t have anyone listening,” Amy Shark tells Apple Music, “so I was just using it for therapy.” The runaway success of her triple-platinum, ARIA-nominated 2016 single “Adore” changed all that, paving the way for a debut album featuring collaborations with Jack Antonoff and one of her heroes, blink-182’s Mark Hoppus. Working with such big names only made her feel more comfortable with herself and with presenting soul-baring material. “The biggest lesson was to just be confident and voice your opinion,” she says of co-writing the blissful “All Loved Up” with Antonoff. With that confidence came honesty, openness and a sound—and story—that is definitively her own, but relatable to anyone. “I think that’s why people like it,” she says. “They need it.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

“For so long, I didn’t have to talk about my music because I didn’t have anyone listening,” Amy Shark tells Apple Music, “so I was just using it for therapy.” The runaway success of her triple-platinum, ARIA-nominated 2016 single “Adore” changed all that, paving the way for a debut album featuring collaborations with Jack Antonoff and one of her heroes, blink-182’s Mark Hoppus. Working with such big names only made her feel more comfortable with herself and with presenting soul-baring material. “The biggest lesson was to just be confident and voice your opinion,” she says of co-writing the blissful “All Loved Up” with Antonoff. With that confidence came honesty, openness and a sound—and story—that is definitively her own, but relatable to anyone. “I think that’s why people like it,” she says. “They need it.”

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About Amy Shark

Amy Shark is the performance alias of Amy Billings, a singer and songwriter of angsty, atmospheric indie pop from Gold Coast, Australia. After quietly making music for several years, she entered a song in the Queensland Music Awards and ended up winning the pop category. She then began touring nationally and received an arts grant that allowed her to work with producer M-Phazes on her song "Adore." The single was well-received on radio upon release in 2016 and went on to become a Top Three hit in Australia in early 2017. Shark signed with Sony Australia's Wonderlick label, and her official debut EP, Night Thinker, entered the country's albums chart at number two a few months later. The album garnered six Aria Award nominations and took home two, including Best Pop Release and Breakthrough Artist.

HOMETOWN
Gold Coast, Australia
BORN
1986

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