Rising artist Amy Cohen releases her debut EP, Direction. With vibrantly compelling vocals and catchy melodies, Cohen openly presents stories of her navigation through a period of changes and challenges, relying on intuition and self-belief for guidance. Direction is now available to download and stream across all digital media platforms worldwide.
Direction is comprised of five tracks describing Cohen's captivating journey through self-discovery. "This EP represents growth, outgrowing relationships, navigating change, finding new love, and finding myself," she explains. The five songs represent different junctures in Cohen's life and how she chose to respond to the inevitable force of change. "'Oil and Water' marks the moment of change that catapulted everything else. I put myself first and had the courage to know that I deserved more." The track "Lose My Mind," is a sleek, sultry R&B infused song that represents the freedom that came with sexual liberation. "Over the past year, I've really grown into myself," Cohen says. "I have a love that fulfills me, nurtures me, and truly is my 'Direction.'" With a willingness to be vulnerable and raw, she offers her audience a chance to connect with and feel her truth through her music. Produced by Cameron "Cambo" Bartolini (Doja Cat, Rich The Kidd, THEY.), Direction offers emotive vocals, relatable lyrics, and catchy melodic deliverances resulting in a refreshing group of pop/R&B tracks.
Amy Cohen has always looked to music to make sense of herself and the world. "I've been singing and songwriting for as long as I can remember," she explains. "I know everyone says it, but it's really the one thing I always knew I would do. I guess I started to take it seriously around my second year at Boston University when I was at a low point in my life, and writing was really the only effective way to handle it." With a vibrant energy and unstoppable ambition, Cohen took her passion to Los Angeles. Open lyrics and a compelling voice form only the foundation of all that is the warm, magnetic singer-songwriter. Her ostensive authenticity directly translates into her writing, as honest lyrics remind every listener the human condition is both fallible and phenomenal.
Direction is Amy Cohen's debut body of work, creating the framework for her signature pop/R&B sound. Download and stream the EP across all digital media platforms worldwide, now. You can keep up with Amy's journey at AmyCohenMusic.com.
Question: What inspired the EP Direction?
Amy Cohen: This EP was inspired by the past four years of my life.
Question: What motivates you most when writing music?
Amy Cohen: Its effortless for me. I'm writing music as if I'm writing in a diary. It's my therapeutic outlet.
Question: What message do you hope audiences take from Direction?
Amy Cohen: This EP is about navigating change and learning to love the uncomfortable yet rewarding process of growing. Across every song, I want listeners to understand that change and evolution is inevitable and to be embraced. And your life will flow in ways you've never planned on. Instead of fighting change, you have to learn to go with it, let things go, ride it, give into and surrender to the process. Eventually you'll see why life pulls you in the directions that it does.
Question: Do you prefer performing live or recording?
Amy Cohen: I haven't played live enough times to know. But so far I love it. I love the whole process from recording to performing.
Question: Which is your favourite song to perform live and why?
Amy Cohen: Probably "Direction," the title track of the EP. This song is my favorite song I've ever written. Every time I sing it live the emotions are so raw and real. I feel like this is when the audience can really see me and understand me.
Question: If you could have anyone, in the world, attend a show, who would it be?
Amy Cohen: Probably Rihanna; even though I'd be too nervous (laughs).
Question: Which music/artists are you currently listening to?
Amy Cohen: Currently I've had Taylor Swift's "Lover" album on repeat. I also haven't stopped playing Kasey Musgraves' "Golden Hour".
Question: What or who was your inspiration to go into the music industry?
Amy Cohen: I've just always known I've wanted to be in music. I've sang since I was like two years old.
Question: If you could collaborate with another artist, who would it be?
Amy Cohen: Probably Coldplay.
Question: Can you share your socials?
Amy Cohen: Of course! @amycohenmusic on everything.
Interview by Brooke Hunter