(Los Angeles, CA – October 6, 2022) Already well-established as one of Australia’s premier pop successes, Amy Shark enters a new era of artistry with the release of brand-new single “Only Wanna Be With You,” out now via Wonderlick/RCA Records. Listen HERE.
“Only Wanna Be With You” was recorded & produced by Joe London (Lizzo), Konstantin Kersting (Tones & I, Mallrat, Spacey Jane) and Holy Holy’s Oscar Dawson – a notable sonic shift, dictated by fresh and powerful turbo-pop. “Only Wanna Be With You” is crafted around guitar and progressions that tie back to artists like The Cure or Psychedelic Furs, without losing that quintessential Amy Shark stamp: strong pop swells and lyricism that is insatiable to the ear. It’s a track that signals a recent change in approach for Amy Shark, who has experienced a new wave of personal growth through this period of songwriting.
The release is accompanied by an official music video which was shot in Melbourne and showcases Amy as we’ve never seen her before; a nod to the creative vision of acclaimed director Grey Ghost (Ruel) – click here to view.
Speaking on the single, Amy shares: “The second this song was birthed I was like, “I’m sorry, that’s an undeniable chorus”. It’s got so many pop, Amy Shark elements to it, but there’s this gritty, fuzzy punk guitar that comes in…I used to be really scared of guitars and maybe just recently, with what I’ve been listening to, it’s brought it to life. I’ve gone with my gut a lot more on this song and the whole new era. I just wanna make cool songs and cool art. Nothing scares me anymore, I’m making music because I love making music again and not for any other reason. I’m taking a lot more risks without fear.”
Fresh off the back of a record breaking 60-date See U Somewhere Australia regional tour, a collaboration with R3HAB on the Top 30 ARIA single “Sway My Way” with over 8.2 million monthly global streams, her announcement as a Judge on Australian Idol 2023 and of course a brand-new blonde look; it’s safe to say Amy Shark returns bigger and better than ever with “Only Wanna Be With You.”
ABOUT AMY SHARK
After bursting on to the global music scene in 2016, Amy Shark’s 6x Platinum single “Adore” put her on the map as one of Australia’s most formidable songwriters. This was followed by APRA award winning (Song Of The Year) 6x Platinum and number one Australian airplay chart hit, “I Said Hi”and the 2019 3x Platinum single “Mess Her Up.” Shark’s debut/breakthrough #1 ARIA album and Platinum-certified LOVE MONSTER was recognised in 2018 with four ARIA awards (Album of the Year, Best Female Artist, Best Pop Release, Best Producer [Dann Hume]) and was nominated for another five. LOVE MONSTER went on to become the highest selling album by an Australian artist for 2018. 2020 saw Amy release her ARIA award winning, 2x Platinum accredited single, “Everybody Rise,” which is nearing 40 million streams globally and spent 12 weeks in the top 10 Australian airplay chart. Amy’s latest album, CRY FOREVER was her second #1 ARIA debut holding the top spot for two weeks consecutively. Shark teamed up with blink 182’s Travis Barker on Gold accredited single “C’MON” and global superstar Ed Sheeran to co-write platinum single “Love Song’s Ain’t For Us” featuring Grammy award winning artist Keith Urban. Today Amy has amassed close to 1 billion combined global streams.
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