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Amy Shark Releases Sophomore Album ‘Cry Forever’ Today (4.30)

Amy Shark Releases Sophomore Album ‘Cry Forever’ Today (4.30)

Featured as one of NPR's top 7 albums out today

Follows her critically acclaimed 2018 debut ‘Love Monster'

Album features A-list producers like Joel Little (Taylor Swift, Lorde, Khalid), Dan Wilson (Adele, Leon Bridges), M-Phazes (Ruel, Eminem), Sammy Witte (Harry Styles, King Princess) and others

8 x ARIA Award winning indie-pop artist Amy Shark showcases her artistic growth, lyrical vulnerability and sonic range on her sophomore album ‘Cry Forever,’ out today, Friday, April 30, via Wonderlick Recording Company/Sony Music Entertainment Australia/RCA Records.

Listen to ‘Cry Forever,’ here: amyshark.lnk.to/CryForever

Written and recorded between the US, UK, New Zealand and Shark’s home studio on the Gold Coast, her exceptional songwriting is on full display here, co-producing with A-List producers: Dann Hume (ARIA 2018 & 2019 Producer Of The year), M-Phazes (Ruel, Eminem), Joel Little (Lorde, Taylor Swift), Jamie Hartman (Lewis Capaldi, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man), Dan Wilson (Adele, Leon Bridges) and Sammy Witte (Harry Styles, King Princess). 'Cry Forever' also sees Shark team up with blink-182’s Travis Barker on "C’MON" and global superstar Ed Sheeran to co-write single "Love Song’s Ain’t For Us" featuring Grammy award winning artist Keith Urban.

“I’m so excited to finally share this album with you all,” says Shark. “It’s honest and sometimes dark but with sprinkles of happiness, loneliness, confusion and above all passion.”

Through her unvarnished, emotional songwriting and flair for storytelling, Amy traverses topics as universal and confounding as love and heartbreak, triumph and disappointment, beauty and ugliness in an effort to better understand herself, other people, and the world. “Everyone has been through these things at some stage. Even if they’re not relating to it exactly, there are so many lyrics you can pull from and turn into your own story,” Shark adds. While lyrically, ‘Cry Forever’ occupies the same confessional territory as her earlier work, sonically, a new kind of mastery is exhibited through simplified arrangements and pared-back production. Ultimately, ‘Cry Forever’ is the creative culmination of an artist who has undergone the kind of personal and artistic evolution only made possible by an ample serving of life’s great challenges. “I feel like a totally different artist to what I was during ‘Love Monster,’” she says. “I’m a lot more confident with who I am as a person and as an artist in the studio and on stage. I know what I’m doing now and I really wanted to flex that and show people that I’ve grown as an artist,” she says. “This is my piece of art and I set out to make it perfect. I didn’t leave until I had the sound that I wanted and didn’t stop writing notes until each song was where it needed to be.”

Fans can get a peek inside the making of ‘Cry Forever’ from Shark’s personal docu-series FOREVER, AMY SHARKHERE.

Shark will perform a YouTube Global Livestream tomorrow, May 1, HERE, and is slated for an Australian tour this summer kicking off in Newcastle on Friday, Jun. 11. For tickets and more information, visit amyshark.com.

 

'CRY FOREVER’ ALBUM TRACKLISTING:

1. The Wolves 

Produced by Dann Hume, M-Phazes, Amy Billings

Mixed by Dann Hume

Mastered by Leon Zervos 

Written by Amy Billings (Mushroom ANZ and Sony Music Publishing ex ANZ)

 

2. Everybody Rise

Produced by Joel Little 

Mixed by Serban Ghenea

Mastered by Leon Zervos 

Written by Amy Billings (Mushroom ANZ and Sony Music Publishing ex ANZ) & Joel Little (Published by EMI Blackwood Music Inc. (BMI))

 

3. Worst Day Of My Life

Produced by Dann Hume, M-Phazes, Amy Billings

Mixed by Dann Hume

Mastered by Leon Zervos 

Written by Amy Billings (Mushroom ANZ and Sony Music Publishing ex ANZ)

 

4. C’MON (feat. Travis Barker)

Produced by Dann Hume, M-Phazes, Amy Billings

Mixed by Dann Hume

Mastered by Leon Zervos 

Written by Amy Billings (Mushroom ANZ and Sony Music Publishing ex ANZ) & Travis Barker (BMG Rights Management (US) LLC o/b/o Beat Poet Music (ASCAP) / BMG Gold Songs (ASCAP))

 

5. All The Lies About Me

Produced by Sammy Witte, M-Phazes, Amy Billings

Mixed by Dann Hume

Mastered by Leon Zervos 

Written by Amy Billings (Mushroom ANZ and Sony Music Publishing ex ANZ) & Sammy Witte (Published by Sony Music Publishing Songs LLC / Solag Music (BMI))

 

6. Miss You

Produced by Sam DeJong 

Mixed by Dann Hume

Mastered by Leon Zervos 

Written by Amy Billings (Mushroom ANZ and Sony Music Publishing ex ANZ) & Sam de Jong (Sony Music Publishing Ballad (BMI))

 

7. Love Songs Ain’t For Us (feat. Keith Urban)

Produced by Joe Rubel, M-Phazes, Amy Billings 

Mixed by Dann Hume

Mastered by Leon Zervos 

Written by Amy Billings (Mushroom ANZ and Sony Music Publishing ex ANZ) & Ed Sheeran (Ed Sheeran Limited and Sony Music Publishing (UK) Limited.)

 

8. I’ll Be Yours

Produced by Jamie Hartmann, M-Phazes, Amy Billings

Mixed by Dann Hume 

Mastered by Leon Zervos 

Written by Amy Billings (Mushroom ANZ and Sony Music Publishing ex ANZ) & Jamie Hartmann (Published by Reservoir/Reverb Music Ltd)

 

9. You’ll Never Meet Anyone Like Me Again

Produced by Dan Wilson, Amy Billings 

Mixed by Dann Hume 

Mastered by Leon Zervos 

Written by Amy Billings (Mushroom ANZ and Sony Music Publishing ex ANZ) & Dan Wilson (BMG Gold Songs (BMG Monarch Songs / Songs of Big Deal / Sugarlake Music) ASCAP c/o All Rights Administered by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC)

 

10. That Girl

Produced by Dann Hume, Amy Billings 

Mixed by Dann Hume 

Mastered by Leon Zervos 

Written by Amy Billings (Mushroom ANZ and Sony Music Publishing ex ANZ)

 

11. Lonely Still

Produced by Dann Hume, Amy Billings 

Mixed by Dann Hume 

Mastered by Leon Zervos 

Written by Amy Billings (Mushroom ANZ and Sony Music Publishing ex ANZ)

 

12. Baby Steps

Produced by Dann Hume, Amy Billings

Mixed by Dann Hume 

Mastered by Leon Zervos 

Written by Amy Billings (Mushroom ANZ and Sony Music Publishing ex ANZ)

 

13. Amy Shark

Produced by Brad Hosking, Amy Billings 

Mixed by Dann Hume

Mastered by Leon Zervos 

Written by Amy Billings (Mushroom ANZ and Sony Music Publishing ex ANZ)

 

AMY SHARK ‘CRY FOREVER’ TOUR 2021:

Fri., Jun. 11 | Newcastle Entertainment Centre | Broadmeadow (NSW), Australia

Sat., Jun. 12 | Qudos Bank Arena | Sydney, Australia 

Fri., Jun. 18 | Rod Laver Arena | Melbourne, Australia

Sat., Jun. 19 | Wrest Point Lawns | Hobart, Australia

Fri., Jun. 25 | HOTA | Gold Coast, Australia

Sat., Jun. 26 | Riverstage | Brisbane, Australia

Thurs., Jul. 1 | AEC Theatre | Adelaide, Australia

Sat., Jul. 3 | RAC Arena | Perth, Australia

 

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