Meet Amanda aka A:M, a Chicago native from the southside. Currently living in Atlanta, she is the singer behind the single, Unlock Me. Get to know more about her below:
What does A:M stand for? What inspired A:M?
So A.M , other than it being the first two letters of my full name; Fellow friends/artists of mine actually named me A.M. We were up late/early in the night working on music and I didn’t stop. Found myself in my creative zone usually around 12-6am. So that’s the inspiration behind it pretty much.
When did your passion for music begin?
My passion for Music began at a very young age. I’d say around 7. My parents were singers in the church I would sing along with them. They were like my idols.
Is your family supportive of your dreams?
My family is extremely supportive of my passion for music ever since. [I am] blessed to have that kind of support system.
When did you start to sing professionally?
I started singing professionally at the age of 13. I was apart of the Chicago Children’s Choir for about 2 Years.
Who are your musical influences?
My musical influencers are Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton, Sade, Brandy.
What was the inspiration for Unlock Me? Love? Heartbreak?
Unlock Me‘s inspiration is love. At a specific moment in bliss, when you feel someone has the key to unlock this magic in you and you’re in love. Those feelings created Unlock Me.
Do you have any upcoming events you will be performing at?
I do have a few special solo performances lined up for the season in Chicago TBA 🙂
What is your favorite genre of music?
I don’t have a favorite genre of music really. Whatever type of mood I’m in I go for. lol
How does it feel when you are on stage performing?
When I’m on stage I feel this rush of energy that just comes out of me like I’m a different person. I feel powerful in my purpose, in my moment, and it feels amazing!
Who are your top 5 artists/music groups right now?
Right now ? I’m really digging Miguel and Sabrina Claudio right now. lol Sinead Hartnett, Daniel Cesar, Lianna la Havas.
5 Random Questions for A:M
If you had a listen to a song on repeat for 3 days straight what would it be?
I could listen to Maleek Berry “Kontrol” on repeat def for 3 days straight or more. That song gets me so hyped!
Would you rather participate in a tournament for spades or for Uno?
Uno. lol It’s gets pretty intense.
What is your favorite thing to do when you get some time to yourself?
When I get time to myself I’m either writing, making up beats in my head, and recording lol
What book is the most recent book you have read?
The most recent book is The Women Who Run With Wolves.
What is your favorite reality tv show?
I don’t watch reality shows really, just documentaries or Netflix series and the OJ case was the most recent. lol