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Amy Kuney / Blog

New Song Released Today: “Show Me Your Fire”

Download this song on iTunes here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/show-me-your-fire-single/id492852887

If “Kiss Me Like You Mean It” was vengeful and scared your lover into taking back the keys to his/her apartment, hopefully this is the “make up” song that’ll get you those keys back… and a little extra?

Enjoy! And Happy New Year! -ak

New Song: "Kiss Me Like You Mean It"

Download this song on iTunes here: http://bit.ly/akkissme

My song “Kiss Me Like You Mean It” was greatly inspired by Fiona Apple and Elvis Costello’s performance of “I Want You”… I felt so haunted by the performance and it stalked me for a long time after. Out of that, this song was born. I hope you enjoy it – and ‘gift’ it to anyone who’s ever made you cry.

Moral of the song – don’t break my heart or I WILL find you. Haha. I’m not kidding though. -ak

LYRICS: I know I may seem pretty tough It takes a lot to earn my trust But you did You were good It was love

I don’t make lovers Don’t make friends Don’t have the patience for pretense

And for the first time in my life I didn’t want this to end But it did

Chorus: Kiss me like you mean it I want to hear you scream, yea I got you by the eyes Before I say goodbye I’ll leave you with something Something to forget me by

Is it possible to love someone to death? I used to watch you while you slept If I could sip you through my fingers Like the scent that lingers on the shirt you left

Chorus

Bridge: Look at me, baby Oh please can’t you smile for me Oh why such sad eyes I can’t be all that bad Can I? Love…I do this all in love So…

Chorus x3

"Where I Can't Follow" - Live at Threshold Sound + Vision

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqwsdcyGLcg

So…Y’all have seen me cover songs in my bedroom, you’ve seen youtube videos of my shows or maybe I’ve played for you on Ustream, but I really wanted to give you a live band experience. And while I cant tour in all of your hometowns just yet, I figured this was the next best thing. My band: Jon Ketchum (guitar), Cameron Tyler (drums), & Andrew Perusi (bass and fro) and I got together and played through a few of my new songs for you. This one is called “Where I Can’t Follow” and it’s up on iTunes now We shot it at Threshold Sound+ Vision, which has been my studio “home” since I moved to LA as a young’un. Marc Schrobilgen shot/edited it, Peter Barker and Todd Bergman mixed it.

…So get out your lighters and wave em high!

Download on iTunes here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/where-i-cant-follow-single/id457642815

-ak

Directed and Edited by Marc Schrobilgen Recorded and Mixed by Todd Bergman @ Threshold Sound + Vision, Santa Monica, CA Additional Mixing by Peter A. Barker Written by Amy Kuney and Tom Meredith

New Single on iTunes - "Where I Can't Follow"

So here’s my first single (one of many to come) called “Where I Can’t Follow.” Lyrics below… I hope you enjoy!

You can download the song on iTunes here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/where-i-cant-follow-single/id457642815

LYRICS: Verse 1: Your storms have worn me out I’ve been chasing You up and down just… In case you need me

Can’t make you choose Between your heart and your head But I’ll walk you through The parts I understand

Pre-Chorus: Ohh… it takes you to another place Ohh… it takes you far away from me

Chorus: Why do you go where I can’t follow? I hate to watch you fall apart Oh, why must you bare this burden alone? Oh, you know it breaks my heart… Oh, you know it breaks my heart…

Verse 2: Hold on, hold on Don’t you leave me out Already gone.. You’ve slipped inside yourself

I could give up And let your troubles have you It’s hard to love The stranger you’ve turned into

Pre-Chorus: Ohh… it takes you to another place Ohh… it takes you far away from me

Chorus: Why do you go where I can’t follow? I hate to watch you fall apart Oh, why must you bare this burden alone? Oh, you know it breaks my heart… Oh, you know it breaks my heart…(repeat)

Chorus: Why do you go where I can’t follow? I hate to watch you fall apart Oh, why must you bare this burden alone? Oh, you know it breaks my heart…

Oh, you know it breaks my heart… Oh, you know it breaks my heart… Oh you’re falling Oh oh you’re falling Oh you’re falling Oh, you know it breaks my heart…

“Gasoline Rainbows” featured on So You Think You Can Dance Canada

Lot of exciting things happening at the moment First and foremost, I’ve been hugely inspired by Stacey Tookey, a choreographer currently working on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (Both U.S. and Canada) – a show I’ve been following for the past 5 years. It’s been a dream of mine to see her use one of my songs for a routine, and last night it actually happened! Stacey used “Gasoline Rainbows” on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA. You can watch the piece below; Beautiful and brilliant. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHSmHWzgn74

PledgeMusic Campaign + Sneak Peek of a New Song!

I’ve launched a pledge campaign, raising money to finish my new music, play more shows w/my band and hopefully play shows internationally (I might be coming to a town near you!) I’ve been notified that my prizes are a little creepy (i.e. a Robert Pattinson blow up doll, and my offer to sing you to sleep for $50) – yes I’m selling my soul but I’ve gotta wrap this project up so you can hear it! Please check out the site, you can watch the video and decide if any of the prizes appeal to you. I’ll even offer my firstborn… so take your pick! Thank you all a million times over. I love you all and can’t wait to show you my new music. Click here to get involved: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/amykuney/

ps. the video has a sneak peek of a new song! watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBZCogT0gwQ

Show in Los Angeles at Bootleg Theater on 6/24!

Friday, June 24th at 10 p.m. Bootleg Theater 2220 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90057 21+ / Free Parking $8 advance / $10 at door

CLICK HERE to get your tickets now (you’ll save $2 if you buy in advance): http://www.ticketfly.com/event/45677

and click here to RSVP on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=108958805861563

Sway (Original) - Acoustic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNA7vCYkTE0

I originally began writing "Sway" for a friend of mine to sing... but after experiencing 45 minutes of projectile word vomit, the song morphed into being and I knew it was meant for me.

Chris and I were going over the song for the first time a couple days ago and thought y'all might wanna hear something new. Chris Wrate is wonderfully talented (check it: http://www.ChrisWrate.com)

- Amy

"Gasoline Rainbows" Music Video

Hey guys!

I originally wrote “Gasoline Rainbows” for the show “Whale Wars” (a documentary style show on Animal Planet about whale poaching). Then the BP oil spill happened… And my song (sadly) fit the situation perfectly. Sophia Bush and Austin Nichols (both activists, trying to help with the clean-up in any way they could) heard the song and decided it would make a great title for a compilation album, with 100% of the proceeds going toward the efforts. That’s how this song came about

The video is a whole other story… Ryan Costa heard the song and had this amazing vision for the video. Over lattes one day, he explained it to me… and thanks to the incredible graciousness of the Nardelli family, we were able to make his vision a reality.

I hope this video raises awareness, not just for the situation in the Gulf, but for the overall welfare of this planet we call home.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KD7mXYVk9bM

"The Only Exception" Cover

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NhvgXzxVng

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! I love this song, "The Only Exception" by Paramore, because it's so 'bittersweet'... It's a love song but there's still a tinge of heartbreak. It's all around perfect, in my honest opinion. I hope you enjoy!

-Amy

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