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THE UPRISING ARTIST “AMO JR” RELEASED THE HIT SONG, “HOLD ME” ON SPOTIFY

Where are you from?
I was born in Ghana and moved to Germany with 9

Who are your biggest artistic influences?
Bill Withers, Michael Kiwanuka, Curtis Mayfield, Fela Kuti
Aloe Blacc, Leon Bridges

Tell me about how your creation part begins, and how is your workflow.
Mostly I collect ideas on my phone within a period of some weeks. So basically it’s very short melodies of let’s say 10-15sec. Then I go to the studio and show some of the ideas to my engineer. Finally we decide on the most interesting snippet and I proceed.
Musically, I do have certain ideas of the entire song in my head.. Lyrically, I tend to dive into the vibe of the moment and create the lyrics only in the studio.

Where do you find inspiration?
I find my inspiration from various situation. So basically I am constantly looking for ideas anywhere I go..

When is your favorite time of day to create your music?
As the creative part is mostly in the studio, I do most of the revision while driving to school (also work as a teacher)

Describe how art is essential to society nowadays
Art is a way to understand the world as it reaches parts of the human soul that is not explicable. So it’s the spicy ingredient of life

What motivates you to create?
I love to connect with my inner self and challenge myself. It makes me always feel good , it’s productive and is helpful in every mood

How do you define success as a music artist?
Success is to find a way to express yourself in a way that people can relate to.

Does art help you in other areas of your life?
Definitely. Music is everything!

How do you develop your art skills?
Constantly educating myself about music on different levels

What is your next move?
I am about to release my debut album called Golden Cage. Beginning of Augusr. Two other songs will be released beforehand.

Where will we see you in 5 years?
Hopefully I will be touring, playing big venues and being a busy independent artist

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