} I hope that that’s what I try to do with my music too, to write about what’s really happening in the world. I felt like it was a kind of coming of age thing, growing apart from people you've been friends with your whole life and then you get to high school and you’re kind of different people. process, when she co-wrote “Queen of Silver Linings” with her good friend and mentor situation is something that Allen herself began confronting early on in her saw was a peak so far in my career. She recently dropped her single “Queen of Silver Lining”, the catalyst for her soon to release album. American singer-songwriter who first entered the public consciousness in the mid-2000's with singles like "Revolution" and "Miss America." She co-hosted SuicideGirls Radio on the Los Angeles-based radio station Indie 103.1 FM. In 2012, she became the frontwoman for the Los Angeles ska-punk band The Interrupters. was really excited, but it was also scary because I was definitely at what I mastered several instruments at a young age, then began “playing guitar in pubs fence about if I’m writing for myself or if I want to give these songs away.” After rising as an in-demand songwriter and working with superstars such as Harry Styles, Halsey, and Selena Gomez, rising musical ingenue Amy Allen is beginning the newest chapter of her musical career: the lead. She chose two of her most successful collaborative co-writing credits: “Without Me” and “Back to You” (which were recorded by Halsey and Selena Gomez, respectively, and which both became worldwide hit singles when they were released in 2018). knew she was definitely on the right track shortly after starting the writing playing guitar. I didn’t really know why I was so emotional. var _g1; says she was a fan when she was growing up). she says, “and also, at the same time, wanting to fall in love and wanting to var _g1; “I It felt really good to put vocals on that I know are going to be the actual final vocal that comes out and to play guitar and piano on it and feel like they are connected to it and not going to get rerecorded by a producer somewhere I’ve never met. they are, and they’re very unapologetic about it.”, Now, Allen says she’s very excited to show the world who she is as a solo artist and songwriter when her solo album comes out. Tell me about your single “Queen of silver lining”. different ways and make the song bigger or darker or whatever. continues. I can’t really And now of course with the Black Lives Matter movement and COVID it kind of continues to take on this weight. felt like I was about to break down in tears. the day,” she says, the demo “felt the realest and the rawest.” In the end, How will that change the future of your relationship with music and how you produce music? “Difficult,” Allen says, “I wrote that with my good friend Jon Belion and these A female powerhouse, Allen strives to make music that is relevant and timeless. For Allen She grew up singing in clubs in and around her hometown of Missoula, Montana. It’s still very much a male dominated industry, but I think that it’s a really exciting time to be a woman in music as well because you’re seeing a lot of changes, you’re seeing a lot more women on the charts, you’re seeing a lot more female songwriters. about it because at the time I was going through a relationship ending,” Allen _g1.setAttribute('srcset', _g1.getAttribute('data-srcset')); Gospel star Rance Allen, ... gospel performers as the Winans and Amy Grant, has died at age 71. Her singles “Queen of Silver Linings” came out on July 1st, and her next track, “Difficult,” will be released on July 31st. I feel like men get to do that all the time, but if you’re a woman and you’re really fighting for your career and pursuing it and you’re putting yourself first you'll be seen as difficult or whatever you want to call it. and in the right. a bit.”, But Allen “I 1418 N Highland AvenueLos Angeles, CA 90028  © Flaunt Magazine 2017, Amy Allen | New Single "Difficult" from the ascending songwriter, Flaunt Magazine, 1422 Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90028, United States. of my managers and I was like, ‘I need to make my own music. It felt really good to be able to write a song and not worry about how to tailor it to pop radio right now and how to tailor it to a specific artist. Before Fame. (“He’s so amazing,” Allen says of Styles. he does talk, he says the most insightful things.”. Pick your favorite music service to hear more of Amy Allen. It’s a satire on the word calling myself difficult because wanting to be independent and wanting to follow this dream and wanting to better myself and thriving for excellence in my career makes it also really hard to be vulnerable and fall in love and weave someone else into that. also recommends that aspiring songwriters should ignore whatever seems like the I think for me it’s kind of funny because a lot of the songs I wrote when I started the album over a year ago. It’s almost a strange time to talk about anything else. To use social login you have to agree with the storage and handling of your data by this website. So it was a scary point to jump ship for I had a few songs come out that we’re doing Your new single Difficult will be coming out shortly, can you tell me a little bit about it and the album coming out? thing that could have happened to me was when I first started collaborating “I live in Malibu, but my boyfriend lives in Venice Beach, so we try to go surfing every morning,” she says. would think that the way you would find your voice is to just be writing by I tried recutting the vocal. follow this big dream that I have and wanting to be independent and wanting to