Amy Walklett

FRESH: ‘Broken’ – Amy Walklett

Amy Walklett is “Broken”

Amy Walklett is a 20-year-old singer, songwriter and pop artist based in the South West. Amy released her second independent single, “Why Do You?”, and now she’s releasing her brand new song “Broken”. “Broken” was co-written and recorded at River Studios in Southampton with producer Luke Targett (Madman-Music). The track is being supported by her debut line of merchandise including t-shirts and Tote Bags.

Amy collaborated with Leeds based illustrator and print designer Lorna Robey to create the visuals for this release. The single also has a b-side (“Broken” Orchestral Acoustic) which is set to be released towards the end of the year. “Broken” is a powerful, vibrant pop tune. The first line Amy wrote was ‘How could you do this, when all I wanted was you?’ which she instantly knew she wanted to be the leading hook line for the track.

The song’s story was then crafted around this one line, with the song representing that feeling of being in love with someone who can’t commit to you by choosing between you and someone else, making you question both how they could treat you like that, and how you allowed it to happen.

Amy wanted the lyrics to be vulnerable and relatable but the track to be energetic and full of life as she thinks most listeners will have been in a similar situation, and sometimes all you need is an emotional breakup anthem! Vibrant, honest and fresh, Amy Walklett effortlessly mixes authentic lyrics with a contagious feel-good energy. Providing a pop-infused insight into her teenage years and early 20s, her infectious dance tracks are colourful and energetic with relatable, underlying emotion.

With soul, disco and R&B influences, Amy is bringing a fresh wave of sounds into the pop world, drawing inspiration from artists such as Nina Nesbitt, Ella Henderson and Becky Hill. Since the release of her debut single, “Why Do You?” and joining Bath Spa University to study Commercial Music, both in 2018, Amy has begun to establish a broad fan base for her music. Two years on from her debut release, in June 2020, Amy shared her second track, Why Do You? Acoustic, which has been quick to gain popularity, being played across BBC Introducing South West and selected as BBC Bristol’s BBC Upload Track of the week. Amy is hoping that the release of Broken will further establish her name in the industry and lead the way for more new music ready for expected 2021 release dates.

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!