Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Music Videos etc

I just sat down and listed all of the songs that I am currently working on for this second album and there is already a theme for the album. It will be about love loss and change. 2009 brought about many new things in my life where I had no choice but to change life is funny like that sometimes. So I have many experiences and storys to share with all of you that I'm sure many of you can relate to.

I am also talking with several people about getting some music videos done as well which will be from my first album. I will probably be doing videos for Hello World and Rooted and hopefully Monday Morning as well. Once I have singles from my second album videos from that will be released before the full album as well. So things are moving along nicely right now.

I have definitely been blessed so far and as I look back being in the game for a little over a year now so many beautiful things have happened so far. I'm looking forward to more!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Listen to my radio interview from San Jose City College

Take a listen to my radio interview that I had today at san jose city college today here:


Amy Serrata

The Power Of Music

I just had a radio interview at San Jose City College today and it went really well. Ryan said that it was the best time hes had interviewing someone in a while what a nice guy! I have the mp3 and some photos so I will be posting those soon.

I have been busy writing new songs this week and I just started a few new ones today that I'm hoping I will finish today. The beautiful thing about writing your own songs is that you can express feelings and emotions that others can't for you. Sometimes you will be lucky to find a songwriter who can capture some of the things that ring true for you but its hard to find. I was talking to someone the other day and he said you should always write about what you know. While it might be very personal I think its something that the listeners can really relate to if you talk about things that have happened to you. Everyone has gone through challenges and triumphs but not everyone voices them through music. Music is so powerful and it has a way of conveying emotions that nothing else like it can do.

Talk to all of you soon!
Amy Serrata

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Strange Fruit New Blog Posting

Strange Fruit just blogged about me as well! Here is the link:

And here is what they said:

Strangefruitmusicblog just keeps ‘em coming all different styles and all different flavours. Amy Serrata probably doesn’t ring a bell right now with most of you European readers but even if you don’t download this EP you have to take a quick listen cause next time you hear her name there should be sirens going off in your head.

This lady has got an awesome voice . It’s jazzy, it’s soulful and let’s just say she’s got my attention!! For the tracklist and lyrics to Amy Serrata’s selftitled Album go to her bandcamp website. Enjoy!!


Soul UK New Blog Posting

Soul UK just blogged about me here is the official link:

DOWNLOAD: Get Amy Serrata’s Album … For FREE!
tags: Amy Serrata, Download, Free Music
by Soul UK

Amy Serrata is one of those underground/indie artists that deserve WAY more attention than they are currently getting. I featured her on the site before here, and she was kind enough to answer a few questions (here) … but I’ll admit I was tempted not to write about her at all, not because she isn’t very good, on the contrary she is so good I was tempted to keep her as ‘a little secret’ only shared by a few other bloggers/music lovers.

Alas, I eventually decided her album was too good not to share.

Her soul/jazz/hip-hop hybrid style has drawn many a comparison, namely to icons such as Erykah Badu and Jill Scott, however I think Amy’s debut stands solidly on it’s own merits. And that’s where the good news comes in folks … you can now get the entire album for FREE, all you have to do is visit her bandcamp.com site and enter an email address, that’s it. So why wait? Head on over and get the (free) goodness now while it lasts, oh and if you become a fan after listening, you are in good company :) .

Sexy Never Left New Blog Posting

Here is the official link: http://sexy-never-left.blogspot.com/2010/03/on-rise-amy-serrata.html

But I copy and pasted it for you here:

Tuesday, 23 March 2010
On The Rise: Amy Serrata

Amy Serrata is a name you should be familiar of upon this site, especially as I have interviewed the very talented previously, which you can view by clicking here.

Having nurtured her talent from a very young age, Amy has moved onto getting her work out there and so far she’s had a lot of positive feedback on her material, which is great. If you haven’t heard anything on this artist before, then here is a little introduction to the very talented, Amy Serrata.

Singer + Songwriter, Amy Serrata creates music intended to heal and bring people together. Amy’s interest in singing arose at an early age listening to the sounds of Nat King Cole; Ella Fitzgerald; Ray Charles and Louis Armstrong, to name a few. She sung in choir and started singing lessons at the age of 10 years old when she attended Nido De Aguilas, an international school in Santiago, Chile. As she got older she sung in several gospel choirs and through that experience continued to develop her vocal improvisational skills. Through college she studied Illustration with an emphasis in Fine Arts. During this time she took a break from singing, little did she know how much she would come to miss it. In 2006, Amy started singing with the Stanford University Gospel Choir. A couple years later a friend of hers encouraged her to create her own music. She let that thought simmer and shortly after began to improvise using poetry that she had previously written. The melodies started to naturally form and she then worked with producers: Hyp, HMD & Nyambezi, Willie Norwood to collaborate with for her first self titled album, ‘Amy Serrata’. Amy is currently focused on performing, working on her next album and writing songs for other artists.

Amy has very kindly allowed me to feature her latest album on the site, which is currently available to download for free. You can download the album via clicking here, just enter your email address in and you’ll be allowed her latest project for free. If you would also like to chat to Amy directly, then you can do so via Twitter and to top the feature off, if you would like to read a review on Amy’s new project, then you can do so by clicking here. Enjoy!


Monday Morning
Hello World
My Baby My Child
Teach Me
Soul Food
In My Garden
Yes To Life
Feel For Me
Love Another
This Is Me

<a href="http://amyserrata.bandcamp.com/album/amy-serrata">Monday Morning by AmySerrata</a>

Working In The Studio On The 2nd Album

I know I should probably be sleeping right now but right now sleep can wait. I wanted to check in with all of you and tell you a little bit about some of my latest adventures. I was in the studio tonight laying down a new song that I wrote I came up with the melody and the lyrics and then I sent it down to Block Cheddar to do the production for it. For some reason I was feeling very creative today so I kept my mini recorder close to me. I write down lyrics on my iphone as well which I find very helpful especially when your on the run. I'm old school though because I then rewrite them out and save them as a separate file just in case I loose the other.

I have been listening to a lot of pop, rnb and soul lately re wirering my mind and giving myself a new perspective on music. I love listening to other peoples music and getting new ideas for new songs from that. Thats not the only way that I get inspiration to write songs but it is one of them. I will listen to what they are saying and I will think of new themes or spin offs of the subject. It is amazing how many songs are written about love and loss but somehow they never get old. The trick is being sincere with your listeners and putting a creative spin to it.

I was in the studio with Niamaj tonight a dope rapper and producer. I am pacing myself to complete this album by the time summer hits. I always like to write a ton of songs and then from there narrow down the songs to one album so that I have plenty to choose from. I can't wait to share it with you! I'm hoping that I can get an EP out as well this year. Ideally i'd love to get my second album out as well as a couple other projects we'll see how far I can go this year! OOT OOT!