A*M*E Talks New Music, Her 'Godsend' New Management & Overcoming Bullying
We premiere her latest music video with Camelphat today on Snapchat Discover...
In 2013 A*M*E vocalled Duke Dumont's Grammy-nominated chart topper 'Need U (100%)'. Fast forward to today she's now managed by ex-JLS star Oritse Williams and working on brand new music.
Speaking of which, today we're premiering the video for her brand new collaboration with UK house duo Camelphat 'Paradigm', released on Axwell's Axtone label, over on our Snapchat Discover channel.
Check out our interview with her below and then head to Snapchat Discover, tap MTV and swipe twice to the right to watch the video in full!
MTV UK: We're glad you're back! How did you end up getting involved with CamelPhat for 'Paradigm'?
A*M*E: "Aww you guysss! Thank you! I have worked with the guys for some of my solo stuff and they played me paradigm whilst we were working together. I was hooked! It's such an amazing song!"
MTV UK: You returned to the stage for the first time in a year recently with OWS, are you most at home singing live?
A: "I've done PAs but nothing beats the feeling of being on stage with a full band and an audience who are eager to hear new stuff!"
MTV UK: What's is like having JLS' Oritse Williams managing you now? Has he given you any great pieces of advice?
A: "Oritse is an absolute godsend! One of the most amazing and caring people I have ever had the pleasure of working with! He really guides me in every aspect of not just my career but my entire life as a musician. One of the best pieces of advice he has given me comes in the form of a quote he learned from his mentor Mr C 'What goes up does NOT have to come down! You can keep rising, having victory after victory!' This has really resonated with me."
MTV UK: We saw a pic of you in the studio with MNEK again. Is another Duke Dumont track on the cards? Or do we have brand new solo material coming up?
A: "There is definitely solo material coming up! A lot of amazing songs that I'm dying for everyone to hear! You'll just have to wait and see ;)"
MTV UK: What other exciting things have you got coming up that you can tell us about?
A: "For the most part I've just been in the studio mainly with MNEK working on what will hopefully be an album. These songs are so important to me because they are the truest representation of myself as an artist so I'm really taking my time."
MTV UK: Which artists have been killing it recently in your opinion and why?
A: "Jess Glynne - that voice and that hair! What a babe! Nick Jonas has also been amazing as well! And Becky Hill again such an incredible voice!"
MTV UK: We recently saw on Twitter you said you've been bullied for your "full lips" - what advice would you give your fans/young people about facing the same taunts?
A: "I have faced a lot of ridicule about how I look. It's taken a while and some parts of my self esteem still need work but I have learnt to stop giving people the power to make me feel ashamed and embarassed about the things that make me, me! I can never be 5'10 with blonde hair and blue eyes and that's ok!
"I think all of us need to embrace the things that make us individuals. All I have seen recently is massive bums and now full lips. Things come and go, I remember when being really thin was the in thing and that went out of fashion very quickly. Not just young people, everyone needs to stop trying to keep up with these extreme trends because in all honesty even the flawless looking girls in those magazines and on Instagram don't really necessarily look like that. Photoshop can do wonders!"
Check out A*M*E on Camelphat's 'Paradigm' today on MTV's Snapchat Discover channel.