Sydney-based singer-songwriter and multiple Golden Guitar winner Amber Lawrence is constantly creating music, whether it’s for her country music albums or her popular songs for children. Recently she released ‘Outrageous’, a single from her forthcoming country music album. It has Amber’s trademark great musical hooks and lyrics that speak straight to the listener, with a dash of outrageous inspiration to go along with it. We spoke recently about the song and how her young son, Ike, fits into his mother’s musical life.
Congratulations on the new song, ‘Outrageous’, which is the first single off your new album. So does that mean the album is already recorded? And, if so, why do we have to wait until June? I’m a fan. I want to hear it now!
[Laughs] That’s just a technical thing of a wedding that I’m having. I decided I wanted to enjoy my wedding and I’m not doing what I always do and try to get everything done all at once. I decided to have the wedding late April and then I’ll be ready to release an album and dedicate to that. It was going to be sooner and then I kind of put it in perspective and thought, you know, I am only going to have one wedding, so let’s not be doing radio interviews the week of my wedding, promoting my album.
And I suppose also there’s the potential of going on the road to support it. So, yes, I would imagine you do need to block out months.
Yes, that’s right. Once it’s out it’s only got that short time to really make a splash. And I’m really, really excited by this album. The single is really an indication of the album – it’s all very uplifting and fun. So I’m proud of it and I want to give it all the attention it deserves, but definitely not at the expense of having a good time at my wedding [laughs].
I imagine it must feel like quite a relief because you’ve done it. There must be this nice sense of, ‘Okay, well, I’ve drawn a line under that and now I can just enjoy the next few months of preparing for the wedding and, and, and know that there’s nothing else to do on, at least on the album front.
Definitely. And that’s different to how I’ve always done it. It’s always been so much more rushed. And it kind of feels a little like, ‘Oh, come on!’ There is that anxiety of ‘why do I have to wait so long?’ Normally I’ve done the album, and then you’re rushing to get the video and the photos done in time for the release date. With this, we’ve kind of got it all already sitting in my computer.
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