Spotlight Interview: Amelia Wilcox
Amelia Wilcox is a Vermont based songwriter. A deep love for poetry quickly morphed to lyric writing as she began blending her grounding in singing and instrumentalism. Inspired by a wide base of genres and artists her music is a culmination of styles and difficult to pin to one category. We had the opportunity to ask her a few questions as she continues to work on her upcoming project.
What is your name, and where are you from? Amelia Wilcox, Burlington VT.
When did you start in the music industry, and what type of music do you create? I have been writing songs since I was about 12 years old but have been more intentional about it in the last 5 or so years when I finally invested in some recording equipment and have been teaching myself production in my little apartment (or at least trying to!). I am still figuring out my "sound" but what I've got going right now could be best described as poetic experimental pop. I take inspiration from so many different genres of music--I can't define it! What do you feel is the importance of music in today’s media, such as YouTube, television, film, etc? I think music is one of the best ways to connect with people and deconstruct/understand emotions. Especially in an age when social media and technology take up so much of our time, it's easy to feel disconnected and automated. So much of life is transactional. Music is one of the things that, to me at least, has never been a transactional experience. It's emotional, vulnerable, and spiritual. It's human. The integration of music and media is so important because it can help prevent things from being emotionally sterile. In that way, I think a great soundtrack can hugely affect the impact of media and how we connect with it. What would you say is your biggest accomplishment and why? I am still holding out for my biggest accomplishment! I guess what I feel most proud of up through now is the handful of times that a friend or family member has connected with a piece of music I've made or said it resonated with them in some way. I'm still trying to navigate what it means to be an artist but I know that one of my biggest goals is just to create something that makes someone else feel something good. I feel most proud of myself when I do that even on a small scale. And hope that I can continue to have a positive impact through my music. What upcoming projects are you working on, and any last words for the Rhythm Couture audience? Right now I am working on starting my first record. I have tons of ideas and songs but need to start the daunting task of picking a direction and putting in the work!