20-year-old newcomer Crybabyamy aims to normalise every kind of emotion through her pop-based music. She is writing, producing and singing her way to removing the shame that comes with being somebody who spontaneously bursts into tears at the worst of times – and we’ve all been there. Mixing influences such as SHY Martin, PVRIS, Gracey, Adele and Julia Michaels, her raw, emotive style will speak to fans of Holly Humberstone, Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo.
Who were your musical influences growing up?
“Growing up I loved all the women at the centre of pop, Katy Perry, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, and later went on to also love all the writers behind my favourite songs of theirs!”
Tell us about your new single ‘Validation’ and the inspiration behind the song …
“I had the idea for Validation during a workout one day. I had been struggling in the previous months with managing social media and my time online, so I asked myself the question, ‘why am I constantly coming back to my phone?’ The answer, was Validation”.
When did you first realise that you wanted to make music and become an artist?
“I’ve been writing and producing since I was 14, I wouldn’t say there was a particular moment and if I did say that it would be a lie. I’ve always been drawn to music and making it and I couldn’t see it any other way”.
Describe your music in 3 words
“Candid, vulnerable, catchy!”
If you could collaborate with any other artist – who would that be?
“Probably someone like GRACEY, SHY Martin or Dayglow!”
Where do you get your inspiration from when writing songs?
“Mostly my songs come from feeling like I have some kind of unbearable weight on me. Whether it be a situation with a relationship, or a 2 minute interaction I had with someone that left me feeling weird. There’s usually a voice in the back of my head that pushes me to write about it because then I feel like I’ve addressed it!”
If you had to be remembered for one thing apart from your music what would you want it to be?
“Probably the small book of poetry I keep that means a lot to me, or some story-writing I keep on my laptop. Either way it would come back to being someone who can move people with words!”
Where would you like to be in five years from now?
“Music wise, I’d really like to see my music connect with people. My mission is to honestly make people feel less alone through music because that’s something music has always done for me. Besides that, I don’t love to think about the future. I think we should all try to do as much as we can for our current selves and hope that everything seamlessly falls together because of it. Minimalistic approach, but I like it”.
By Siân Parker