Q&A: Five Fast Ones with Amy Macdonald
SCOTTISH singer Amy Macdonald, 29, talks about taxi crashes, fainting in gyms and Scottish politics. Her fourth album Under the Stars is out now.
You found fame aged 19 — what are your top tips on surviving the music industry?
I’ve been very lucky to have a successful career without having to deal with the crazy side of fame. I still have a very quiet and simple life.
Have there been any low points you’ve had to bounce back from?
Having had a successful first album [2007’s This Is The Life] means it’s always going to be difficult to replicate that. I’m grateful that, after ten years, I’m still doing the job I love.
It’s said you’re a fitness machine. Ever had an embarrassing accident at the gym?
I took my sister to a session and she wasn’t used to it. She fainted in the gym. I felt awful. I went easy on her. She was just terribly unfit!
Have you ever had a near-death experience?
I was snoozing in the taxi home and woke up just in time to witness it go too fast round a corner. We ended up in a ditch. I had to be pulled free — that was quite a scary moment.
If you could slap anyone in the face with a fish, who would it be and why?
Ruth Davidson. She claims she’s a credible politician, but a Google search shows a multitude of ridiculous photos not fitting of a leader. Her riding a buffalo… her pretending to kiss a fish!
Author: Andrei Harmsworth