- 29 Nov 21
‘the bottom of a well’ lands ahead of Amy Michelle’s debut EP, which is due to arrive early next year.
Looking like one to watch for 2022, Mullingar newcomer Amy Michelle has revealed her bedroom pop debut single 'the bottom of the well'.
The talented emerging artist is inspired by raw songwriting and lo-fi production in the style of Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker and Elliott Smith. Gen-Z edge of the 1975 is also distinctively visible in her work.
Having learnt guitar in part from watching her Dad play trad music, Amy Michelle has since written 'the bottom of a well' from her bedroom just before the pandemic. That relatable place “of fear and entrapment" spawned the song.
"I’ve always struggled with sleep, but was dealing with particularly intrusive nightmares. Seeing some sort of light from the bottom of a well – but not having the strength to reach it – became symbolic of insecurities, uncertainties, and heartbreak,” Amy told Dubiks.com.
The demo to the ‘bottom of the well’ was accompanied by a poignant compilation of her childhood home movies, securing Amy Michelle her record deal and first ever music video. It was finished with additional production from Amy and Rich Cooper (Rina Sawyama, Dua Lipa).
‘the bottom of the well’ is the first track from Amy Michelle’s debut EP due early next year, which tackles big questions (mortality, faith, mental health, the existential) with her own intimate style.
Amy Michelle now joins the incredible and diverse line-up of Irish music set to light up the world’s stage.
Michelle's demos and covers on Youtube included a reworked version of Fontaines D.C.’s ‘Roy’s Tune’. The bedroom pop aesthetic and homemade quality impressed those at Method Records (slowthai), who were drawn to Amy's otherworldly, ethereal nature.
Listen to 'the bottom of the well' below:
Photo credit: Lewis Vorn