Amanda Thomson

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What made you get into music? 

I grew up with music. My dad’s a singer/songwriter/composer so naturally I followed in his footsteps. He began teaching me piano then guitar and I’ve always been recording with him in our home studio for corporate work he’s done or for his album.

Did you always have a team of supporters like family and friends when you decided you wanted to pursue it as a career? 

I began acting first, music sort of followed as I began landing roles that required me to sing. I’ve always had my support team behind me… although they’re so supportive they’d probably have my back even if I decided to be a magician or a water slide tester or something.

Who were some artists that you grew up listening to and who are artists you listen to now? 

I grew up listening to Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, Spice Girls, etc. I also went through a few years of being obsessed with Van Halen and Bon Jovi. Now I still listen to all of them and of course the mainstream pop played on the radio on repeat such as Katy Perry, Demi Lovato, Adele, Jessie J, Skylar Grey, Jason Derulo, etc.

How would you describe your sound? 

Like me. Whatever that means, I’m still trying to figure it out.

What is your favorite song you’ve made so far? Why? 

After I write a new song it usually becomes my favourite. So the one I wrote yesterday, that probably won’t be heard for awhile if ever. It’s frustrating because every day you grow a little more and every time I write a new track it beats my last one, so it’s a constant battle.

What are some of the low points you’ve experienced as an artist today?

As an actress I’m used to having low points, the auditioning and waiting for the call that doesn’t come. Of course that’s outweighed by the call that does come, but when it comes to music it’s different. I suppose getting negative feedback from people who judge you online, but I understand that, I mean not everyone’s going to like what you do. I suppose the fact I’m able to do what I love full time beats out any of the negative aspects or low points that come my way.

Have you been working on any new material for the new year? 

Yes! I’ve just relocated to L.A. to begin work on a few new singles and get in the studio to collaborate with other artists. The hardest part is deciding which tracks to release!

How do you want to grow as an artist? 

I want to grow alongside a good foundation of people who will have my back. If my team is positive and we pump out good music we can’t lose.

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