Amber Ojeda and Davy Nathan The Lift Interview

Amber Ojeda and Davy Nathan The Lift Interview

Amber Ojeda and Davy Nathan The Lift Interview

Question: What inspired your collaboration?

Amber Ojeda: I have always been inspired by Davy's work. When he approached me to create this project, it was a no brainer.

Davy Nathan: Amber's voice was the inspiration for me.

Question: How would you describe your music?

Amber Ojeda: Free of gimmick, an exploration of all the layers that make us, US.

Davy Nathan: Sad songs that aim to touch, move, inspire and lift the listener.

Question: Do you write your own songs? What's your inspiration?

Amber Ojeda and Davy Nathan: We do. Our inspirations are all the relationships we had that didn't work.

Question: What music/artists do you listen to when you are not playing your own?

Amber Ojeda: That's a loaded question for me; right now it's, Frank Ocean, John Mayer, Jose James and Tegan & Sara (I could really go on forever).

Davy Nathan: Regina Spektor, Fun. and Kanye West

Question: What's next? Tour/Album/Single?

Amber Ojeda and Davy Nathan: Dropping another video soon!

Question: Was there a moment you contemplated throwing in the towel?

Amber Ojeda: Yes, but the music was bigger than that. Giving in to those feeling felt like I was cheating myself somehow.

Davy Nathan: Yes definitely.

Question: Do you prefer performing live or recording?

Amber Ojeda: I love performing, but I get the biggest thrill creating the work, I geek out on words.

Davy Nathan: I enjoy being in 'the zone'. I can be there while performing or recording, so as long as the magic is there, I'm happy.

Question: What/who was your inspiration to go into the music industry?

Amber Ojeda: My Grandfather Jack, he had the most beautiful voice.

Davy Nathan: My grandfather and Michael Jackson.

Question: What is the biggest challenge you have faced along the way to your musical success?

Amber Ojeda: Me?! (is that too messed up to admit?)

Davy Nathan: Being a musician is a 24-hour a day job. That's the biggest challenge.

Question: What's a typical day like?

Davy Nathan: No two days are alike... But usually it's a mix of writing, practicing piano, and playing at night.

Amber Ojeda: I like to start the day with Pilates, then vocal warm-ups, then creating, writing, reading etc. Like Davy said, no two days are ever the same.

Question: What has been your favourite part of becoming a music artist?

Davy Nathan: Creating from nothing.

Amber Ojeda: Creating from everything! (See why were good for each other)

Question: If you could collaborate with another artist, who would it be?

Amber Ojeda: John Mayer

Davy Nathan: Godfrey Reggio.

Question: Do you have a website fans can visit?

Davy Nathan:, and

Question: Can you tell us 5 things required for a happy healthy & enjoyable life?

Amber Ojeda: Love. Love. Love. Love. Love.

Davy Nathan: Honesty, integrity, a job, purpose and animals.

Question: What is the story behind the band's name?

Davy Nathan and Amber Ojeda: I think that sad songs can lift people. They can make a person feel like they belong, like they aren't lonely in the world.