Aiming to uplift the human spirit and bring the world closer together through music, Sydney based singer-songwriter Little Green aka Amy Nelson has today released her debut single “Sweet Pain”. To celebrate the release, Little Green will play a special launch show onApril 26th at 107 Projects in Redfern.
Written at the age of 16, “Sweet Pain” is a track inspired by Amy’s relationship with swimming, and the bittersweet experience of letting go. Amy explains, “This track is a poignant, melodic reflection on pain, and all its subtle complexities, and how, with a shift in consciousness, we can make things better. Since writing this song, it has continued to uplift me through different stages in my life, and I hope it can do the same for others.”
As the song has grown and developed, so too has its meaning. “When you mould the two words sweet and pain together, it makes Spain”, perfectly fitting her two-month solo travel experience to Spain to record her first EP with producer Diego Seijas.
With her musical style being described as jazz, folk, blues, pop and more, Amy’s message as a young artist is to share a childlike appreciation of the world. Amy’s 2018 track “Zoop Doop” received a review from Roots N’ All on triple j’s Unearthed, saying, “this song is probably one of the most enjoyable experiences of my week”. This helped to land the singer-songwriter supports at renowned Sydney venues The Townie and Venue 505 for black bird hum, as well as on Bradley Stone’s I Choose You Tour at Brighton Up Bar.
Amy’s achievements are numerous despite her tender age, including receiving the Jann Rutherford Memorial Mentorship Prize for Sydney Young Women in Jazz for the saxophone in 2016, winning the vocal category of the Mullum Music Festival Mentorship Program in 2017, and being accepted on scholarship into the Berklee College of Music in Boston in 2018.
“Sweet Pain” is available for purchase and stream on all platforms now!