New York based singer-songwriter Amy Jay creates thoughtful acoustic folk that is gentle and lush with strong emphasis on genuine, reflective lyrics. Her music deals with the struggle of life - losing friendships, dealing with relationships, and longing for something better. She got her start with music learning violin and piano at the age of seven before finding her passion of singing. After being heavily involved with her high school vocal ensembles and recording studio, she moved to New York to study and pursue music.
Her 2016 debut EP Supposed To Be (produced by Jon Seale of Brooklyn-based production outfit Mason Jar Music - Feist, Josh Garrels, Aoife O'Donovan) deals with the conflict of hope and pain we all experience, how things are not the way they are supposed to be. Amy says "the biggest thing that came out of this EP is that there is beauty in the messiness of life. I have learned that through everything that goes wrong you can find hope in it all." Songs from the EP were featured on Spotify and Apple playlists, have accumulated over a half million streams worldwide. Critics called Supposed To Be "a smart mix of folk and atmospheric pop music" (HIGH CLOUDS) and that "listening to it feels like floating down a dreamy river, calmly propelled by the current" (EUPHORIA MAGAZINE). Although mostly acoustic in style, the music often features large and lush arrangements with string sections and intricate percussion. Performing mostly in and around New York, NY - she played a Communion Music showcase in September 2016, multiple rounds at singer-songwriter staple Rockwood Music Hall, and at long running Musikfest in Bethlehem, PA before making a stopover at Hotel Utah in San Francisco.
2018 marks a year for new music, and Amy Jay plans to release her second EP.
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