Recording artist Amiena lit in pink holding neon glow circles in front of face, representing halos

Amiena recognized her own creative rut. She’s defeating it with help of producer Lars Deutsch.

Recording artist Amiena joins the podcast to talk about defeating a creative rut, her latest release, the stories behind her lyrics, changing producers, touring and working with producer Lars Deutsch (the good, the bad and the ugly).

Amiena and I were introduced by producer Lars Deutsch, who was featured in episode 204 of the Unstarving Musician. At the time of this conversation, Amiena and Lars were looking forward to the release of a 4th single from her upcoming album. Her first three singles for the album include the songs Halo, Flare and The Great Escape. All three songs are fantastic, as are the videos that accompanied them.

Amiena and I also discuss the ups and downs of releasing singles, religion and her music, the revelation that she was in a creative rut and unhappy with her then recent recordings, the challenge of switching producers, and how making music feels at times a lot cheaper than hiring a professional therapist. Her professional therapist comment was said in jest of course. Nothing beats quality therapy when and where quality therapy is needed.

Please enjoy this conversation with Amiena.

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Mentioned in this Episode

Amiena.com

Halo video

Flare video

Great Escape video

The Murmur of Bees

New Music by Michael Gilbride and Telco

New music by Chris Taylor

New music by Peter Rand

Related Episode

Artist Development And Struggles Of The Emerging Artists – Lars Deutsch (Ep 204)

Secrets of Creativity–Chris Taylor (Ep97)

A Musician with Over 800 Tracks on Kompoz–Peter Rand (Ep 177)

Music As Therapy–Michael Gilbride (Ep 198)

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