Amy Vee is definitely not resting on her laurels during this COVID-19 thing.
The Newcastle singer-songwriter issued a challenge to herself to produce a track in true do-it-yourself style and the result is stunning.
The track, The Undertow, is a subtle-yet-yet dynamic acoustic folk number that sees Amy tackle all the instrumentation- vocals, guitar, keys, violin and beats – and production duties.
Taking to social media this week to announce the track, Amy admitted the process was ‘scary’.
Check out The Undertow below
“I set myself a Covidtime challenge this month. I wanted to see if it was possible with my very limited resources to write and fully record a song at home, completely on my own with no outside input,” Amy wrote.
She added that the track was about finding ways to deal with the tough times.
“I wrote this simple little song a couple of weeks ago during a particularly low period (and there have been a lot of those this year). It took me nearly all my life to learn this, but for me, getting through the difficult times is about acceptance. I allow myself feel all the things and just observe. And slowly but surely, the waters calm and I am returned to shore,” she explained.
“This is me in rawest form. It’s imperfect. I know very little about production. I did everything on my little laptop, which struggled to process audio and video.
“I fit it in between various other projects, motherhood and everyone living in and working from home. But the whole point was just to see if it was possible.”
Amy, who dropped her brilliant sophomore album Same Skin last year, added that the track was unlikely to appear on future releases, admitting she likes the fact that it “just lives here as a moment.”