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Music / February 2, 2022

Amy Michelle is making sense of the fragments in ‘the way i make things feel okay’

amy michelle, Photo Credit: Joshua Heavens
Music / February 2, 2022

Amy Michelle is making sense of the fragments in ‘the way i make things feel okay’

Words: Dylan Murphy

In the follow up to her debut single ‘the bottom of the well’, the Mullingar singer gives another glimpse of her rumoured forthcoming EP.

At the tail end of 2021, amy michelle made a splash with her debut offering on Method Records. ‘the bottom of the well’ provided an invitation to a dimly lit underworld and explored the young singer’s inner pysche and insomniac tendencies with considered lyricism. Now, amy has followed up the release with her latest single ‘the way i make things feel okay’.

Landing ahead of a rumoured EP, the track reassesses past tribulations in an effort to make sense of the of the first lockdown’s claustrophobic inertia.

On the song, amy says, “it came out of the first lockdown as a result of loss, insomnia, anger, confusion and self-deprecation. I was picking my brain apart reminiscing on what if’s, having fake arguments with the wall and trying to make sense of the end of the world. As most of us were, I was forced to spend a lot of time reflecting and re-evaluating my relationships, past and present, accepting things for the way they were, and accepting I couldn’t fix anyone who I wanted to fix. The outro here is one of my favourite moments on the EP. Sonically, it was the perfect minimalistic extreme I was trying to create, and a perfect reflection of what I was feeling; everything and nothing at the same time.”

A pick in our ‘Future of Irish Music: 2022, amy’s modest catalogue of loose demos and her two singles on streaming services are enough to have us pining for the full forthcoming project.

Listen to ‘the way i make things feel okay’ below:

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