Jamie Scoles is no stranger to Amped Asia. She was once the heavy hitting drummer of the all female Asian rock band, Nylon Pink.
We spent sometime with her and delved a bit into her art:
It’s been a couple years since we last saw you what has been new?
Yes, it’s been a while! I disappeared for a little bit and started a new project. It’s been a long process, but I’m finally back and I’m back with something new and exciting!
And we heard you’re coming out with a Solo Album?
Yes! I just came out with my new project a few months ago and it is a solo drum project where things are a little flipped around. In this project, the drums are the main focus and a different singer is featured on each track. The music is described as electronic music, pop music and drums fused together to create a new and different definition of performance and sound.
We saw your first Single Real (ft. Cantenela) it was great. What pushed you to write this song?
Thank you! Writing Real was easy because I wrote the song about a specific time in my life, so it was kind of just like I was just releasing my thoughts and memories. The song is about a relationship that had the biggest impact on your life and it’s more specifically about the time after a break up. The time when you’re just trying to move on with your life and just trying to stop missing that person, but every time you fall asleep, you find yourself dreaming about them. Every dream just seems so Real and it’s more heartbreaking because it’s the only time you can actually be with them and spend time with them until you wake up and realize that it was only just another dream. It’s pretty sad haha.
So your new Album Echosphere what’s it about?
My album Echosphere will be releasing this year and as you hear each song, you’ll find that a story unfolds. The album name kind of represents how the songs were written. I came up with it with two words; “Echo” represents thoughts and emotions that run through my mind and “Sphere” represents a confined place which is my mind where I hold the thoughts and emotions. Writing the album was my way of expressing myself and releasing it all.
How is it so far being a solo artist?
Being a solo artist has been a nice change because you really get to be you and creatively express yourself the way you want to. I’ve always been in bands and you kind of have to be what the band is and stick to that genre. Now, I am able to create what I personally enjoy and go in a direction that is more meant for me. I must admit that I miss the fun and company of being in a group sometimes.
What’s the biggest challenges you’ve faced as an artist also to go more in depth a female artist?
The biggest challenge is being a female drummer. Being a female in the music industry is hard as it is, but being a female doing what people think is supposed to be a masculine thing is even harder. A lot of people don’t take you seriously and you have to work triple as hard. In my case, what I am doing is probably the most challenging thing because I’m doing something new. Something that hasn’t actually been done before. Everything I do has to be well thought out in order for people to understand what it is I’m doing exactly.
Any Social Media?
Of course! You can find me on all major social media platforms:
Keep an eye out for my new single coming out soon titled ‘Endlessly’!