Amy Shark opened up for her fellow Aussie Vance Joy, and filled Brooklyn steel with her heartfelt, humorous takes on love. From her affirmed proclamation that she was “The Amy” for her high school crush Peter to her sincere ownership of FOMO, Amy Shark’s rising success come from her feeling like all of us. She is the “every young woman” that falls for dreamy boys, loves hanging at bars with friends, and fears living a forgettable life. #millennialstruggles
Amy Shark – ADORE [Official Music Video]
Shark is 100% a star. She knows the certain moves you make to draw a crowd in like, having an image. She always appears sporty on the stage, and wears her signature messy bun, which can grow to the equal association that Amy Winehouse had with her bee-hive do. The fact that she always looks and is the same gives her fans a sense of comfort like, we are seeing an old friend. Thus, I was excited to see Amy Shark again, after her Mercury Lounge show, and knew she would not disappoint. Each song was preceded and followed by tales from her life, and the boys she loved. “Spits On Girls”, “Weekends”, and “Deleted” were electro-pop charges into the emotional rollercoasters of being young and easy to fall in love. We all know the power a “crush” has over us, and Shark emanates it with music and a presence that reveals how scared we are, when young, to be or feel left behind. People presume that only “elders” think of the legacy they leave behind, but youth shares that fear in wondering the legacy they will forward. No matter age, we all wonder the impressions we will leave on earth and upon those we choose to love like, boyfriends and girlfriends. Shark’s songs, from “Drive You Mad” to “Adore”, are the stripped, lyrical pages from this fear, but written with a “poppy” pen that understands a hook and a melody could make any verse feel open.
Amy Shark – Weekends
Openness is what Shark serves as an artist, which is vital and welcoming to success. You have to be open, and you could see this quality even in Shark’s body movements. Whether she is pressing her guitar to the core of her stomach or grabbing the mic to cusp of her lips, she always holds her instruments tightly, but moves her feet as if she is marching forward in place. The physical dynamic amps up a recurring theme in Shark’s music; moving forward while feeling like you are always at step one. Progress is not easy to chart, and, if we all had a map to love, there would be much less music dedicated to wishing we were “found” by it. Thus, Amy Shark’s music feels fresh while universally relevant. Add on that she has a personality that can, LITERALLY, charm a warehouse full of hundreds of people, and I only see the sky for this artist. For More Information On Amy Shark Click Here.
Amy Shark – Drive You Mad