“Graces is the memory of hopefulness in a new beginning. An exploration of the apprehension in being parted from someone, tempered with the wistfulness of hope” says Amy Steele about her new single “Graces”. Outstanding is not only her musical talent, but also her doctorate in medicine which turned her in Dr. Steele.
We were able to ask Amy some questions we do not want to hold back.
Hi Amy, thank you for taking the time to talk to us. How are you today?
Hi, Thank-you for having me! I’m good thank-you.
You are based in London which is also referenced as the musical capitol of Europe. Does the city inspire your own songwriting and music?
Definitely – London is so diverse with so many musical influences from all over the world in one melting pot. I write the best when I walk, that’s where I come up with my ideas. I definitely think London being the backdrop of that is subconsciously inspirational and has a large impact.
Your new single “Graces” is about finding hope in new beginnings. Do you think it is easier for you to capture emotions through a song?
I think making music can be cathartic, a release of what’s on your mind, and your emotions, in an expressive way. You don’t have to worry about being pragmatic or overly dramatic you’re free to paint the picture of exactly how you’re feeling – so you’re unlimited in a way that you’re not in everyday life. I think that’s true for all types of art and ways of creating. I think even listening to music is a connective experience – you can connect your emotions with someone else’s – and its liberating to know that so much of what we go through as individuals is universal.
Your first single “Bury You Deep” gained over a million views on YouTube and you also have over 20,000 likes on Facebook as well as 37,000 Twitter followers. Do you feel any pressure from these numbers in some ways?
I think pressure only comes from considering other people’s expectations. I think that you have to create and live your life for yourself and enjoy the experience.
The mission of our website is bringing people together with the power of music and letting them share a story to a song that is connected to something special in their life as a song that helped someone might be able to help someone else too. Is there a specific song that helped you and would you mind sharing the story?
I don’t have a specific song that I would say helped me the most. But I think that music in general as varied as it is, is helpful for all the things you need to get through. When I’ve been stressed and needed to pull an all-nighter at university a chilled playlist to get you through the night; when you feel like someone has let you down – a song that has soul and reminds you you’re not alone; or even when you just need some sass – a song that makes you feel confident. I think music’s power is that it’s helpful in so many ways.
Do you use other artistic expressions next to music and in your opinion, what makes music so unique?
Yeah of course I think art is inspirational in so many forms. But music is my favorite because I think it’s the most human form of art – because it’s like someone’s talking to you.
It seems like one the one side there are people who say music saved my life while on the other, people deny that music itself has not the ability to save someone. Would you mind sharing your own opinion on this?
I think that music can be a form of therapy. I think that it’s a positive thing and when you’re feeling low anything that’s positive can be the uplifting thing that helps you feel stronger.
Before we come to an end. Is there anything you would like to say to people who are struggling at the moment?
Just pray, and stay strong it will get better
Again, thank you so much for taking the time!
Thank-you so much!