Future Hit: Amy Shark’s “I Said Hi” Is A Defiant Anthem
Amy Shark caught lightning in a bottle with “Adore,” a moody indie-pop anthem that peaked at number 3 in Australia and sold triple platinum. The Gold Coast singer/songwriter soon attracted international attention and she eventually inked a deal with RCA Records. Her breakthrough hit generated serious heat at AAA radio, but it never crossed over to pop radio. She should have more luck with “I Said Hi.” The first taste of the Aussie’s debut LP, Love Monster, is an instantly hummable pop anthem with an atomic chorus.
“And I lay half awake, thinking what’s it’s gonna take,” Amy sings of her creative struggles in an early verse, “for my moment to arrive, so sick and paralyzed.” She turns the tables on the chorus, however. “Tell ’em all I said hi, hope you’ve been well,” she sings sarcastically. “You’ve been asleep while I’ve been in hell.” It’s the perfect theme song for anyone who has defied the odds. The video arrived today (May 8) and it’s a suitably emo affair, which finds the breakout star roaming LA backstreets.
“I Said Hi” is off to a spectacular start in Australia, recently landing at #1 on iTunes. Watch the future hit up top and see her upcoming US tour dates below. Love Monster drops July 13.
Amy Shark’s North American tour dates:
5/11 Ryman Auditorium — Nashville, TN (supporting Dashboard Confessional)
5/12 The Hollow — Albany, NY
5/12 Ryman Auditorium — Nashville, TN
5/14 The Shelter — Detroit, MI
5/15 A&R Music Bar — Columbus, OH
5/16 20th Century — Cincinatti, OH
5/18 Aisle 5 — Atlanta, GA
5/19 Hangout Music Festival — Gulf Shores, AL
5/21 White Oak Music Hall — Houston, TX
5/22 Club Dada — Dallas, TX
5/24 Globe Hall — Denver, CO
5/25 Urban Lounge — Salt Lake City, UT
5/27 BottleRock Napa Valley — Napa, CA
I’ve been trying to release a debut album for a very long time! It’s a dream ✨ I can’t believe I get to give you so much new music all at once so soon! I can’t breathe. This album is my life, it’s my dream, it’s my monster. For all the real shark fans you can pre order ‘LOVE MONSTER’ now – there are some killer bundles on my website – Thank you so much for all the support today with the first single ‘I SAID HI’ – I truly appreciate it ❤️🙏🏽