Amber Skye is a talent that knows a thing or two about hard work and dedication. She’s not only a talented actress, but she’s an incredible musician and singer-songwriter. In September, she will be releasing her new EP, Rivers, and is currently hosting several “Beauty and the Beast” rewards, as well as her own one-of-a-kind mystical headdresses, original canvas art, and much more. Check out all of the rewards here. We had a lovely chat with this smart, sophisticated, and sweet musician about her five favorites.
What albums and/or artists would you not want to live without?
Amber: I love a great 90’s ballad. I also love Lauryn Hill’s Miseducation album, I know almost every word. But I also love atmosphere-y nature music when I go to sleep at night! Got to have that! I really do love everything!
Who was your first concert and do you have a favorite?
Amber: Aretha Franklin, when I was 12. I remember it vividly. It was at a tiny theatre in Newark, NJ. I knew all of her songs and it is definitely my favorite concert experience. Though I did see The Foo Fighters at Madison Square Garden a few years ago and that was a pretty epic night. I also love seeing Oh Land perform. She is another Brooklyn artist, from Denmark.
What’s your current CD in rotation?
Amber: …CD? I haven’t played an actual CD in a while! I do love the Alt Nation station on Sirius XM though, they keep it fresh. I love Sylvan Esso, the Wombats, and Royal Blood is one of the best new rock bands out there.
Current book that you’re reading?
Amber: I haven’t had time to sit down with a book in a while, this summer I have a few I want to get to. I love historical fiction.
What is your favorite TV show and/or movie?
Amber: Hmm. “Game of Thrones,” “Lord of the Rings,” “House of Cards,” “Sound of Music,” “Vikings,” “Braveheart,” “Outlander”… haha which one of these does not belong! It’s a great time for TV right now, especially.
If you weren’t pursuing music or acting, what would you be doing career-wise?
Amber: Thats like asking a bird what they would do if they couldn’t fly!….. I guess I would learn to survive but it wouldn’t be living! I love a lot of things, like nature, mystical jewelry making, fashion, etc… but nothing truly is more essential to my being than the storytelling that is acting and music.
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