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Conversations with Amber Ais

Today we’d like to introduce you to Amber Ais.

Hi Amber, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
My name is Amber Ais and I am an indie-pop singer/songwriter born and raised in Boston, MA. I am an artist, friend, and self-proclaimed wholesome sad girl.

In my music, I hope that by being honest and relatable in my writing, I can remind others that their emotions are valid. My musical and writing influences include John Mayer, Julia Michaels, and Tori Kelly and I’m hoping that I can bring a wholesome edge to the industry.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Not really! My career has been years in the making. I think the struggle is doing almost everything alone and funding myself as an artist.

If I could solely focus on music that would be great but the reality is that I have to work to not only pay for music but to pay to live! But putting out music is always worth it. I love hearing the feedback I get and the way a song might’ve resonated with people.

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I am an emerging indie-pop singer/songwriter. I’ve always wanted to create a space for black women in particular to be seen as more versatile in the music industry.

I think when I was growing up I would’ve loved to see women who looked like me playing guitar and writing songs but that wasn’t the case. I believe that in general, I am called to relate to the hearts of people through music with authentic lyrics and neo-nostalgic production.

We’d love to hear what you think about risk-taking?
I do not view myself as a risk-taker! It takes me so long to do ‘the thing’ because I think of every possible terrible outcome that could happen.

But that is not faith and not how I believe anyone should live. I think we all think faith is a certainty but it isn’t. The biggest risk I have taken has been moving to Nashville. I had gotten so comfortable with living at home but I knew there was more for me and I knew it would stop me from seeing those things.

I have all these dreams that I want to accomplish and while I am a hard worker, there is no faith without risk. I took that step and I believe that Nashville would not only create opportunities for me but stretch me and grow my faith.

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