If you're looking for sugary sweet pop (in the best way) this summer, check out Portland, Oregon singer-songwriter Amanda Jones!
In her early twenties, Jones has been performing her original songs for nearly ten years, and shows no signs of slowing down. Her 2015 EP, Brand New Day, contains three bright powerful tracks, exuding sunshine and positivity. Her voice is so well developed, it's hard to believe she's so young; she could easily fit into any mainstream radio station.
Amanda was kind enough to answer a few questions for us, so check them out here and make sure you give her a listen!
When/how did you start making music?
In first grade I started writing poetry, which eventually turned into singing/ songwriting. I recorded my first demo when I was in middle school and have been working on music ever since!
How would you describe your sound?
I have a fun pop sound with a singer/ songwriter vibe.
What are some of your favorite bands? Who (or what) else inspires/influences you?
I love the bands The Maine and Parachute! They have great songs, from quality songwriting to solid production. I definitely take inspiration from them, but as far as my sound/ style goes, I’m definitely influenced by Carly Rae Jepsen.
Who in the music industry would you love to work with (other bands/musicians/producers, etc)?
I would love to work with Will Anderson from Parachute someday, and Nick Jonas! Bucket List goals.
Do you have any tour plans in the works? What would be your dream tour line-up?
I don’t have any tour plans at the moment, but I am dying to hit the road! I would love to tour supporting Cimorelli or Carly Rae Jepsen. We have a similar style/ target audience and those could both pull a fun draw.
What kind of advice would you give someone who just started a musical career? What was the best piece of advice you’ve received?
My best advice would be to just put yourself out there! You never know who could hear your songs, so you might as well share your work with anyone and everyone. That’s also probably the best advice I have been given.
Who are some of your girl crushes (real or fictional)
Halsey has a really cool vibe/ style! I’d love to go shopping with her and see her fashion picks. She can rock anything- from grey lipstick to random bodysuits, and I think that’s awesome.