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Music / November 30, 2022

amy michelle finds comfort in the arms of a puppet in ‘patience’

Photo Credit: Amy Michelle by Nicole Ngai
Music / November 30, 2022

amy michelle finds comfort in the arms of a puppet in ‘patience’

Words: Dylan Murphy

Watch the Mullingar singer surrender to the fears that plagued her infancy in the puppet-led visuals.

amy michelle makes music to stay inside to. When the weather is bleak outside and you need to sit with some uncomfortable feelings, the rising singer’s songwriting is the perfect accompaniment to some Sunday evening soul-searching.

She became an easy inclusion in our Future of Irish Music series back in 2021 and made good on the early promise of singles like ‘the bottom of the well’ when she released her debut EP is that all there is? on Method Records (slowthai).

Today, after her sold out London and Dublin headliners earlier this year and ahead of a performance at Other Voices in Dingle she’s released a video for ‘patience’.

Directed by Max McLachlan, it sees amy surrender to the fears that plagued her infancy, embracing the uncertainty represented by the puppet, Eko.

Speaking on ‘patience’ amy says, “The song deals with trying to navigate a difficult friendship or relationship between two people. Despite the unconditional love they have for each other, they are both reflecting a bewildered frustration of unresolved issues within themselves onto one another, causing immense hurt & pain. It questions; perhaps you are my person, but now just isn’t the right time? You have hurt me so much, maybe I need to leave here alone? I have hurt you so much, maybe I should let you go? Perhaps with a bit of trust & patience, our paths will cross again? I wrote and recorded this song during the night about a year ago, in my room back home. It’s one of my favourite songs I’ve ever written.”

There’s still time to board the purple-hued train into amy’s universe before it fully leaves the station. ‘patience’ marks the start of a new chapter that we’re watching with eager eyes.

Watch the video for ‘patience’ below:

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