- 04 Apr 18
Amy Quirk, AKA Skywriter, means business.
“I spent a lot of time in LA a year or two ago,” explains Amy. “Playing a new location in a new city – in a new country even – is something else. It’s incredibly inspiring and it makes you a better player. I always find that I develop a huge amount of self-growth each time I visit – when I get home, I’m energised to write and create more.”
Upon returning home, Quirke was set on music as her career, having been exposed to so many influential figures during her time abroad. “When I was sure about what I wanted, I still wasn’t sure how I wanted to pursue it – as Amy Quirke, or Skywriter, which is what I played under in LA. Being home made it easier to find the right drummer or guitar player as well. I also felt here was where I needed to be for recording and studio time. Really, it’s easier to get around everything. As much as I loved LA, if I’d stayed there I’d still just be gigging and not in the studio.”
Quirke’s new single, ‘Dirty Face’, was inspired by mid-twenties life crisis. “A lot of people can relate to that,” notes Amy. “It’s that thing of not knowing what to do or where to go in the real world. Sometimes you end up with a job that leads you away from any vague ideas you had to begin with.”